Baiersdorf — Dedicated To Festivals And Horseradish

Nothing happens quickly in the Middle Franconian town of Baiersdorf. It takes time to create perfection, ya know.

You see, some of Baiersdorf’s festivals don’t take place every year. It takes time to plan the Altstadt (Old Town) Festival, that happens every five years; while you won’t have to wait that long for the Summer Serenade or the Franconian Christmas event — just every two years.

But, for those of you out there who want some yearly action, you’ll find that too.

There’s a Krenmarkt on the third Sunday of September, an Advent Market on the first weekend of Advent, a Church Festival in August, and the best of the Middle Ages… the Medieval Market with all sorts of jugglers, crafts, and music of the day in mid-October.

Another one of Baiersdorf’s annual festivals is the St. John’s Fair, which is held at the 18th century Chapel of St. John.

Sorry, St. John, you’re no where nearly as old as St. Nicholas. It might have become a Protestant Church after the Reformation in the 16th century, but it was built four centuries before that.

Just so you know, the St. Joseph Church is a newcomer to the religious scene in Baiersdorf, built only in the 20th century. But, you’ll find its artwork to be brilliant nonetheless.

One more stop in this Franconian town’s religious history, the Jewish cemetery has gravestones from the 15th century. No, it’s not morbid — it’s history. ;-)

Prefer food? How about Horseradish? The Meerrettich Museum is all about the cultivation and industry of Horseradish. Heck, they even pick a Horseradish Queen every year at the Horseradish Market on the third Sunday of September.

Didn’t I tell you that it took time to perfect every wonderful thing about Baiersdorf? You’re always able to sit at the Virgin Fountain in the park or stroll along all the pretty half-timbered houses to contemplate about it all…

 

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