When I started to write about the town of Walzbachtal I was in a reflective mood. How fitting since this isn’t your average hustle & bustle kind of place. No, this is a town where kids are free to be kids running around the Bölzplätz and parents are free to do something or nothing at all.
If you choose the something option, it would be a help to know what to do. Oh, how about a round of golf? Yes, golf lovers, you have a wonderful 18-hole golf (par-73 139 slope) to play right here in the awe-inspiring Kraichgau sunshine. Want to know the best part? It’s open all year round!
After walking your way around the fairway, you’ll still have ample time to walk around Walzbachtal. You’ll find a wonderful mid-18th century framework Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), and the Speyerhof was a 16th century farmhouse. Today it’s purpose is a bit different, it’s the local administration office.
Funny how things change over the centuries, huh? Just like the Wossinger Hof, originally built in 1755 it’s now a meeting and youth center & popular wedding venue.
The Catholic St. Martin church has changed as well. This building wasn’t built until the 1780’s, however there’s been a church on this spot dating back a full millennia before that!
OK, the picturesque Weinbrennerkirche doesn’t date back that far, this one was built in the early 19th century.
In keeping with the old church theme, come see the Maria Hilf-Kapelle. Nestled quietly between two forests, this chapel (built 1732) is a place to quietly reflect. (See, I TOLD you that this town was perfect for a reflective mood.)
But, you don’t have to just visit the chapel in the forest for that. There are many (many, many) cycle tracks and walking trails through the Naturschutzgebiet 12 Morgen (Nature Area of the 12 Mornings), which pass right along fruit meadows.
Chances are they’ll make you hungry, so pack some grub (think bratwurst) and cook it all up at one of the outside grill sites. With a full stomach, it’ll make it that much easier to reflect on your trip to Walzbachtal and pick another remarkable place in the Kraichgau.