Don’t go feeling all sorry for the Franconian town of Gerbrunn because it’s a neighbor of the grand city of Würzburg. I know, it’s easy to think that because you’re the little sister of such a splendid city that it would be some kind of Ugly Duckling.
Pahhhhh, that’s nonsense. This is Franconia; and there ain’t no ugly anything here. ;-)
Gerbrunn might not have the its own International Film Festival, or a Christopher Street Day, or even lay claim to the Marienberg Fortress — but truth be told, you’re only 3km away so you can see it all anyway.
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As for what Gerbrunn does have, a whole bunch of other festivals and sites. Start along the Römerbrücke, or Roman Bridge, to take a leisurely stroll.
Smell that? Yeah, those are grapes — to be made into the tastiest of wines. You can see and smell them better during Gerbrunn’s guided vineyard hikes. You can buy all the bottles you want at Gerbrunn’s Christmas Market (November).
And you can drink all you like at Gerbrunn’s Maypole celebration (May 1st), the Pfarrfest (July), Brunnenfest (August), and Fall Festival (September).
Viticulture is all around in Gerbrunn, so go ahead, have a glass or two at one of the local eateries where you can get anything and everything from local Franconian to Greek cuisine.
Religion is all around, as well. The Corpus Christi Procession is simply beautiful — and the outdoor church services make for a change of pace too.
That’s not anything against the bright & airy St. Nicholas Chapel. It’s just its exterior (with an onion dome) is pretty too. Right next door is the Pfarrhaus, a half-timbered gem.
Inasmuch as Gerbrunn is striking during its colorful Spring and Summer days, it’s just as wonderful all covered with snow.
I don’t know if I mentioned that there’s regular bus service that runs from Gerbrunn to Würzburg — but why leave? Better yet, get on the bus in Würzburg and come straight here. :-)