Kupferzell — Fossils, Green Energy, Relaxation

Holy Mother Sunshine, did you know there’s a dinosaur graveyard in Kupferzell?

What’s that got to do with anything? I have no idea, but it does make for an interesting opener about this lovely town on the Kupfer River. ;-)

I didn’t just make that up, by the way. There really was a dinosaur graveyard found over in the village of Bauerbach (just one of the 21 hamlets that make up Kupferzell).

Each one of Kupferzell’s villages is as unique as each of its residents. Eschental, for instance, still retains much of its medieval flair, and it’s the right place to go if you’re looking for a variety of restaurants.

Füßbach, with its population of about 90, is Kupferzell’s Bioenergiedorf (bio-energy village). Ain’t that a nice way of saying its kind to the environment? :-)

Like the great outdoors? That will be Beltersrot that you’ll want to visit then — it’s got areas to swim, places to camp out, and ponds to relax by.

Add in a hike and/or bike through the Swabian-Franconian Forest and/or Hohenloher Ebene, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a good time.

There is also the more traditional sightseeing if you want that. A castle is always good, and the one here even has its own Castle Park — magnificent.

Kupferzell’s Protestant Church is a pretty 15th century structure; while the old Train Station isn’t anywhere near as old — but just as good to see.

It wouldn’t be right not to see Hesselbronn’s countless half-timbered houses, either.

Still, most people want to know about many of Germany’s festivals. Kupferzell certainly doesn’t disappoint — they got all kinds of stuff going on. The Schlachtfest comes along every March; the Maifest and Maibaumfest are a two-day affair on April 30th and May 1st respectively.

At the end of May comes the Frühlingsfest, followed by the 2-day Summer Nights Festival in early June, with the Lindenfest and Kärwe in October, and the Advent and Christmas and Silvester celebrations in November and December.

You’ll have such a good time in Kupferzell that a real live dinosaur could come walking by, and you’d never even notice. ;-)

 

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