When you come to Bad Dürrenberg in Saxony-Anhalt rest assured you’ll have a good time. It’s a town that knows how to throw a party.
Shop at Bad Dürrenberg’s Farmer’s Market in the beginning of September or party hard at the City Celebration. Saxony-Anhalt is home to Germany’s oldest brewery (1314) and many local dishes are made with regionally grown ingredients. So, you’ll be eating and drinking the best stuff around while you’re here.
On the last weekend in June, Bad Dürrenberg throws a three day festival known as the Brunnenfest (Well Celebration). From May to September there are also a number of concerts held in all sorts of venues.
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The Village Church Vesta (besides being a piece of Bad Dürrenberg history as the oldest church in Central Germany) holds many of these concerts. You’ll be amazed how medieval and Renaissance melodies sound with the church’s great acoustics!
Bad Dürrenberg is also a town worth its weight in salt. Literally. You can find out how important the stuff was over at the Borlach Museum, dedicated to the stuff that made medieval empires and fortunes.
There is just a regular old local history museum that looks more into the everyday cultural life of Bad Dürrenberg.
The best way to see the town’s cultural life is hop on a bicycle and cycle the Saale Cycle Track or, walk off a few calories on the town’s Trim Path. The Saale area is known for their wine, just don’t try to do these activities after a few drinks. Oh, all right, go ahead and try — only if you’re able to laugh at yourself. ;-)
You’ll also see little sculpture pieces in the town’s City Park and Bad Dürrenberg even has a few war memorials.
With hourly rail service from Leipzig, there isn’t any reason you can’t enjoy all of the town’s goings on. If you want me, you’ll probably find me at a local beer garden enjoying the local brew.