Kabelsketal — Fiery Festivals, Firemen, And Sport

The name Kabelsketal doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue easily. However, after a few beers you’ll sound like a native of this town of four villages that’s right between the Leipzig/Halle Airport [LEJ] and the city of Halle (Saale). Or, maybe the beer just makes me think that way. ;-)

It doesn’t matter if the name rolls off the tongue easy or not, it’ll sure be easy to knock back a few brews here. Why? Because just about every time you look there’s a fiery festival going on. What kind of festivals?

Well, you got the Winterfeuer (winter bonfire) in mid-January and the Osterfeuer (Easter bonfire) generally in April. And where there is fire, there are firemen… just in case you’re looking for a nice guy, ladies. ;-)

Plus there’s plenty of time to meet up with the Feuerwehr or Fire Brigade again at the many Motorcross events throughout the year and the Dorffest (Village Festival) at the end of May.

Personally, I think the annual summer concerts at the Church of St. Anne (in the village of Dieskau) are just wonderful. If you miss those, there are many choir performances held here, too.

The St. Anne church isn’t the only church in Kabelsketal. In the very residential village of Dölbau you’ll find a fantastic Romanesque church from the Middle Ages that was built around 1220.

There is only one castle, though. Situated right at Schlossplatz 1, Schloss Dieskau is a Renaissance castle that’s now a wonderful restaurant, cafe, and bar. Here’s yet another chance to have a few more drinks — and do it while you’re taking in some culture. Don’t you just love multi-tasking?

Before you head off to nearby Halle or Leipzig, take some quiet time to enjoy Kabelsketal’s parks and ponds (some of which you can swim in).

If swimming isn’t your thing, there are other outdoor activities that you can enjoy like hiking and bicycling.

And yes, scoping out cute firemen counts as sport. ;-)

 

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