Lucky for me, it’s high time again — I’m super excited to tell you about Lommatzsch.
Usually, it’s all about the history and castles and old churches. Not this time, Friends, it’s about the food.
Yeah, who knew such culinary delights awaited in a small town? I sure didn’t, but wasn’t it a delight to the belly to find it was. ;-)
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If you like to eat, I’d wholeheartedly recommend coming for Lommatzch’s Cherry Festival every June. It’s a weekend long event that’s all about the fruity goodness — cakes, brandy, and everything in between. You’ll also find all kinds of locally made cheeses, delicious hams, and even potatoes are a big crop out here.
Speaking of food, if you’re lucky enough to come for the annual Christmas Market, make sure you try the Bratapfelwurst, a local delicacy.
With all the eating, you best start moving around to burn it off. Stroll along the Marktplatz where you’ll see the town’s Rathaus (Town Hall), which was built around 1550, and almost two hundred years later came the Postmeilensäule, or and old Mile Post.
What’s really remarkable about Lommatzsch is what you don’t see while walking around. The town has this network of underground passages that were once used as 14th century storerooms. Not all of the passages are passable today, but still, you gotta hand it to the folks back then — ingenious.
Even older than the old tunnels is the Wenzelskirche, or Wenceslas Church, whose origins go back to around 1190 even though mostly what you’re looking at was built around 1500. Still, it’s walls go back to the days of the Romans — so it really is much older than it lets on.
I’m so busy stuffing myself, it’s best to double-check to see if I missed something. Cherries? Check. Ham and cheese? Check. Ah, yes, the September Krautmarkt — more chances to eat your way around town. And there’s also the City Museum to visit, which originally opened its doors back in 1911.
With that all done, is it time to eat again? I sure hope so. ;-)