I’m so glad you’ve come to see the Swabian town of Wertingen. You know what that means — libations and all other sorts of culinary, historical, and festive delights!
What I’m not going to do is start off a tour in Wertingen with beer. Oh, I know it’ll be hard. But, if I do I’ll be sitting in a beer garden getting nothing accomplished except to finish my pint.
So, my trip starts at the obligatory Rathaus (the Town Hall from 1348), along the Skulpturenweg (Sculptures Trail), and the Contemporary Art Museum which is housed in the old District Courthouse.
Wertingen — Top Areas Of Interest
Then it’s on to the 14th century Wertinger Castle with its museum. Another museum in town is the Swabian Oven Museum; and Wertingen’s Brewery Museum. This town is totally tempting me with the beer — I don’t know how long I can hold the suds off ;-)
I guess I better head off to Wertingen’s churches instead. While the Bethlehem Church is one of the town’s newer churches (built 1950 & rebuilt 2006), the Parish Church of St. Martin is a stunning Baroque beauty — rebuilt that way after the end of the 17th century Thirty Years’ War. Make sure your camera’s ready to catch some photos of the Tower of the St. Margarethe Church and the Schloßkapelle St. Georg, too.
Because Bavaria is a party-loving place, you’ll just love the festivals and markets. The Spring and Winter Markets are a wonderful excuse to shop and sit for a beer. Oh, here we go again…
Same goes for the Sankt-Martins-Spiel in November, the May Day Festival on May 1st, the Summer Festival in August, and the Schlossweinachten — a Christmas Festival/Market during Advent.
Without a doubt, all this fun and sightseeing has made me hungry. I’m going for the Schübling, a locally made wurst often eaten with sauerkraut.
But, you know this is just an excuse to sit down and enjoy a beer. Hey, ya gotta wash down the best wurst somehow. I’m choosing to drink the Schwanenbräu, an award winning Wertinger Keller beer.
Finally, I get to have a drink. I think I’ve earned it! ;-)