Bördeland — 7 Lovely Villages With Ancient Churches And Plum Cake

It appears that we’ve been writing about Saxony-Anhalt a lot lately. That’s all right, though, I get to tell you all about places like newly founded town of Bördeland.

Within Bördeland’s seven historical districts, you’ll find all sorts of stuff that’ll get you excited about the town.

I think starting off at the Bierer Berg (in the village of Biere) with an observation tower (dedicated to statesman Otto von Bismarck) and a nearby zoo, is a good start. The tower is 83 meters high, so it’s a climb (but worth it).

There’s no observation tower in Großmühlingen; it has a Renaissance castle instead. It was a medieval one from 1195, but it was redone in a later century; and is now a wonderful venue for many concerts. This is also where you’ll eat deliciously at the September Plum Cake Festival.

I hate to interrupt your eat some plum cake, but can we go back to the medieval for a moment? Over at the St. Andrew’s Church you’ll find a penitent cross from the era.

St. Stephen’s Church is also a medieval original (12th century), though you’d probably not guess it from its present state as it was rebuilt in 1895. And the St. Pankratius Church in the village of Welsleben has been around since 1225.

So many churches, so little time, ain’t that the way?

Enough of the churches, it’s time for museums! I like the Traditionshof, a charming museum with exhibits on the life of farming; and in Eggersdorf there’s a Natural Resource Museum.

What other little gems does Bördeland have in store? Let me think for a minute…

Come to think of it, there’s a 17th century Pigeon Tower, the mid-18th century Church of St. John, and a romantic windmill in the village of Kleinmühlingen.

Sounds like a good time, right? However, I can’t get those plum cakes out of my mind. Great, now I’m hungry. Hmm, I wonder how quick I could make it to Bördeland? :-)

 

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