Ebensfeld — Comfy Shoes Needed For Its Festivities

Let me start off by mentioning you need to get your most comfortable shoes when you visit the town of Ebensfeld. This place consists of some 23 villages, each with something to see and do.

Sorry to say I don’t have that kind of time, but I can give you highlights.

It’s possible that Ebensfeld’s historic old buildings are outnumbered by all its festivals. No, I’m not planning on counting — I’m planning on partying.

First, let’s do the traditional sightseeing, OK?

Some of Ebensfeld’s sights would include the statue of St. Florian, put here in 1740 (at Hauptstraße 38); and at Kirchgasse 10 you’ll find a mid-17th century church — with a War Memorial right outside. At Prächtinger Straße is a quaint 19th century Cemetery Chapel.

In the village of Döringstadt you’ll find the prettiest sandstone fountain (built 1742), lots of half-timbered houses, and the Pfarrkirche (Parish Church) of St. Martin (built 1715). That’s around the time the Pilgrimage Church “Maria Schmerz” was built (1709) in the village of Eggenbach.

What else is there in Eggenbach? A medieval stone cross lon Breitenloh, and some more quaint timber-framed houses.

Is it time to party yet? It sure is, but the real question is where to start? With so many villages and churches it’s no wonder there are a whole bunch of Kirchweih celebrations. There are like two in June, and other in July. Which, by the way, are not to be confused with the Pfarrfest (in Döringstadt), and the Patronatsfeste (Eggenbach’s is in September, and another in August).

July’s still not done with the parties — you’ve got the Summer Festival and the Old Town Festival. Whereas August is the month for both the Weinfest (Wine Festival) and Brauereifest (Brewery Festival).

May is just a good time as any, because that’s when Ebensfeld holds its Corpus Christi Procession (OK, that can change due to the calendar — but let’s not split hairs), and the Küpsen Lindenfest.

It’s so much fun in Ebensfeld, isn’t it? Just don’t forget those comfy shoes — or you won’t find it so fun. ;-)

 

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