I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong when visiting any town, in any part of Bavaria — whether you got the Alps towering in the background or not. While the town of Werneck in the Lower Franconia region isn’t bursting at the seems of things to do, nor does it have an Alpine background, it’s still a fine place to spend a long afternoon checking it out.
Summer is probably the best time of year to do it, the days are a lot longer and it’s when Schloss Werneck puts on the Schloss Concert around mid-July. The other 364 days of the year, the castle is known for being a psychiatric facility.
Oh, but, don’t let its current use keep you from seeing this magnificent former summer palace.
This structure was built in the 1730’s, but a castle has stood right here since 1223. The Schloss is classic and timeless with the statues surrounding the palace still beautiful almost 300 years later.
Don’t let some snow keep you away from seeing it. What? This is Bavaria and it once snowed here on an Easter Sunday. I wouldn’t let it stop me and in fact, the snow give the castle a whole different type of aura.
To be honest, though, the castle gardens won’t be in full bloom if you’re visiting during the winter months. Maybe a trip over the the churches in the villages of Schleerieth and Schnackenwerth instead?
Don’t misunderstand me, the churches in Schleerieth and Schnackenwerth should be visited no matter the season. You just might have to skip the gardens while winter is still making appearances.
Maybe, the Nordic Walking trails would be better done when snow’s not on the ground either. But, it’ll still give you a good eight or nine months out of twelve to try it. It’s not all that difficult, but there are normal, regular walking and cycling trails around Werneck, as well.
They’re always good to explore, no matter the season.