Will the wonders of Bavaria never cease? I sure as heck hope not — because a world without towns like Nabburg is a world not worth living in.
You really couldn’t ask for a better spot than right here in the Oberpfälzer Wald, or Upper Palatinate Forest. You outdoor loving people are in for a real treat, because not only will you find an outdoor pool, but an area that’s ripe for hiking and fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and even a few ski lifts.
Those last two are during the winter months, in case you were wondering. ;-)
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Of course you weren’t, but then again, you might’ve been distracted by all the great architecture around town. A guided tour is a great way to learn the history behind some of Nabburg’s buildings.
For those who wish to explore on their own, let me point out that you shouldn’t miss seeing the Obertor, a two-storey gate from the 1560s. And neither should you miss the Mähntor. This gate’s my favorite, a hodge-podge of stones and flower boxes along a cobble stoned lane.
You can’t miss, even if you tried, the Schmidt House. This green building is quite the conversation piece with its exterior paintings — and its remembrance to Carpe Diem, or Seize the Day.
Throughout Nabburg’s 28 districts there are a number of outstanding churches. And you’ll find everything from medieval Romanesque ones (like the 12th century St. Nicholas), to the Baroque decorated ones like Sts. Peter & Paul. Not only does this one have Gothic frescoes, it has its own Ossuary (or a Bone House) at the Cemetery Chapel.
Still, leaving out a visit to the Gothic Church St. John the Baptist, and the Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall) isn’t a good idea. Just be sure you’ve left ample time to take in a stop over at the City Museum (Stadtmuseum) in an old Tithe Barn from the 1540s, and the Pflegschloss — a governmental building that saw Henry the Lion sign a 10th century document.
Pretty amazing, right? And aren’t I glad that I live in a world that has Nabburg in it? :-)