Because I mentioned that Wörrstadt in the Rhineland-Palatinate was grand enough for a saint in the title, I’m going to just jump right to it.
How do I know Wörrstadt is good enough for a saint? Simply because one preached here.
That’s right, St. Boniface preached right here at Wörrstadt’s St. Lawrence Church back in the 9th century. And, yes, that’s how long the church has been here. But, don’t split hairs on me…
The church has definitely undergone many changes, from its original 9th century beginnings, to it being a “fortified” church of the 12th century (hey, life in the Middle Ages wasn’t easy), to its 18th century overhaul, which is what you see today.
One thing in Wörrstadt predates even Boniface, that’s the “Long Stone,” a natural landmark that’s been around since Frankish Times (that would be like 3rd century A.D.).
Wörrstadt’s just perfect for you if you love those romantic looking half-timbered houses. Make sure you got your camera ready!
Inasmuch as I’m a lover of German history, even I can’t bear to stay away from the cultural side of Wörrstadt for too long. Wine making is big business here, so enjoy the Hoffestivals (one at the end of July, the other in August), or the Wörrstadter Markt at the end of August, and then there’s the obligatory Christmas Market in early/mid-December.
Hey, all the better to buy your friends and family a good German wine, I would say. ;-)
Can’t wait that long to come? You can always shop during Wörrstadt’s weekly market (Saturdays, 9am-1pm).
If you’re exceptionally lucky, you’ll be here for any of Wörrstadt’s comedy, cabaret, or jazz concerts (held throughout the year), or the outdoor Metal/Rock concert in the village of Neuborn.
Neurborn is where you’ll find this awesome pool, filled with cold spring water that’s solar heated to quite comfortable. Ahh, relaxing.
I think St. Boniface would approve. Don’t you? :-)