OK, I’ve come to the realization that not every town is going to be all a bustle of activity. Somehow, some way, you’re going to come across a place where just everyday, normal people live, work, and play. Such is the case of the 101 villages that make up Geisenhausen in Lower Bavaria.
They do, however, like to party. Hmm, like that’s a bad thing?
It isn’t, of course. So, if you’ve arrived in Geisenhausen during one of its festivals or markets, then you’re in for a real treat.
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Early in the year is the time of Carnival; and on the Monday before Ash Wednesday (usually in February) Geisenhausen rocks it with its Rosenmontagszug.
Not until late Spring, early Summer does Geisenhausen pick back up in the festival department with its 6-day Pfingstvolksfest in May(on Pentecost), followed by two Pfarrfests (in the villages of Fronleichnam and Holzhausen), and the Waldfest (Forest Festival) that are both in June.
July’s great ’cause that’s when the Summer Festivals are going full swing; and August brings on the Hallenfest. October’s the month for Geisenhausen’s Bauernmarkt, November’s got the Martinsfest, and December’s the time for the Nikolaus Market.
Have I missed any? No, I don’t think so. Off to see Geisenhausen’s gorgeous town houses right on the Marktplatz.
Wait, you’ve just partied at one of Geisenhausen’s festivals — you’d have seen those already. Better get over to the 15th century St. Martin’s Church instead. Look around, you’ll see its Gothic origins and its added much later Baroque renovations.
St. Theobald’s is the other must-see church in Geisenhausen. Did you know this old beauty acted as a Pilgrimage Church for almost four centuries, starting some time back in the 14th century?
All that’s left is go enjoy the Freibad, an outdoor pool that’s solar heated (good thinking) with all sorts of activities that’ll let you enjoy the best of Lower Bavarian sunshine.
Oh, c’mon… the beach volleyball court, football field, chess, and table tennis transcends any language barrier you might have.
Better yet, learn how to say Checkmate in German before you leave home. ;-)