Located in the gorgeous federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Aspach and its three other villages find themselves centrally located within a beautiful wine making region. No beer here this time, my loyal readers, there’s a more refined palate within Aspach.
But, don’t let me go on about the town’s viticulture before I tell you a bit about its sites. Just like any medieval town, there’s got to be a church, right? In Großaspach St. Juliana’s lower floor is medieval Romanesque, showing this Protestant church’s real age.
Its Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) is also another site to see, if you like half-timbered construction from the 16th century. Even if you don’t, go see it — Aspachers are proud of their ancient Town Hall.
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In another one of Aspach’s hamlets (Kleinaspach) you’ll see the Torkelkelter, a wine press that was used for more than four hundred years. Sadly today the Torkelkelter is only used occasionally.
Even if you can’t see an operational wine press, you’re more than welcome to see St. Nicholas; a parish church from the 1460’s.
Nearby is a mid-19th century bakery.
Ohhh, I can smell the strudel baking as I type. Yum, gooey delicious pastries with apple, cheese, and… sorry, I lost myself for a minute. Didn’t realize how hungry I was. Good thing I’m not drinking on an empty stomach. ;-)
So, we’ve talked about old buildings, wine, food; what else is left? Not too much, but as with most German towns there’s always some sport or another going on. It’s your choice whether you want to try bowling, table tennis, swimming, hiking, or cycling.
Too many choices are better than no choices at all, right?
I can only hope you see Aspach as the special German town that I know it to be.