Bavaria never ceases to amaze me. Just when you think you’ve seen or done it all, it throws you a curve ball. I like that, keeps you on your toes.
Kümmersbruck is the town that did it to me this time.
Oh, it’s not because it’s filled with a bazillion castles (there’re “only” two) or historical churches (there’s only one). It’s because the Bavarian sunshine and countryside is totally smashing.
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Speaking of sunshine, Kümmersbruck is tied with Karlsruhe with the hottest temperature ever recorded in Germany (40°C or 104°F) back in the 1980’s.
Let’s hope for much cooler weather when you’re visiting Schloss Theuern in the village of Theuern; and the 17th century pilgrimage church found in the hamlet of Legenfeld. These are just two of Kümmersbruck’s ten municipalities.
But, no matter how hot it is outdoors it’s bound to be cooler down in the old mining tunnels. Kümmersbruck was an old Eastern Bavarian mining town and has the museum to prove it.
Another piece of the town’s trivia-being this far to the east, Czech is widely spoken around these parts (good if you speak or understand it).
Language won’t matter when you’re off in the district of Amberg-Sulzbach, where Kümmersbruck is located. The cussing you’ll do when your golf ball plunks into the drink during an 18-hole game is pretty much going to sound the same no matter if its English, German, Czech, or Chinese — somethings just translate better than others. ;-)
Other outdoor activities include tennis, mountain biking, walking trails, and watersports on many of the region’s lakes. Come winter, who can resist many of the wintersports activities that go on?
Thankfully, some of these activities don’t involve an kind of cussing at all!