Babenhausen (Swabia) — Chock-Full Of Lovely Churches

Wow, back to Bavaria again. And you know what? The thrill and wonders of returning will never cease — and it’s because of towns like Babenhausen (Swabia), located within the Allgäu region.

The hardest thing to do here is figuring out what you should do first.

I’d have to say visiting the hamlet of Klosterbeuren would be good, since it’s home to Kloster Klosterbeuren — and no, that’s not a misprint; although the monastery has been dissolved for more than 200 years, its former church is still standing. You’d never guess from its grand Baroque interior, the church (dedicated to St. Ursus) has been around from the Middle Ages.

Another must-see Baroque church is the Church of the Assumption, the high altar of the St. Andrew’s Church (even though its a late-Gothic design), and underneath the Baroque makeover, the Pfarrkirche St. Ulrich is really a proper medieval church.

If you’re still willing to visit some of Babenhausen’s other churches, then it should be the frescoes and sculptures at Keterhausen’s Church of St. Michael; and the paintings at Oberschönegg’s St. Leonhard Church, too.

You’re not limited to only visiting old churches, there’s an old castle to see too. The Fuggerschloss, by the way, isn’t just a 13th century castle — it’s a museum these days as well.

Oh yes, over at Frauenstraße 1 is a former tithe barn from the 1700s, and if you’re into more spooky stuff then visit the “princely tomb” of a Bavarian aristocrat.

One other thing you can count on in true Bavarian style is a good party. Babenhausen’s got a few of those, everything from its Lampenfest in June, a July Summer Festival, September Wine Festival, its Gallusmarkt in October, and the charming Christmas Festival in December. Just in case you can’t make any of those, at least try to visit the town’s Weekly Market held every Friday from 8am-1pm.

Thank you, Babenhausen (Schwaben), it’s all because of you the astonishment and awe of Bavaria will never wear off.

 

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