How hard could it possibly be to find the town of Neuhausen? Isn’t this the day and age of instantaneous maps on mobile devices? Tell me why then, is it so hard to find the right one?
Oh, there are at least five of them in Germany.
I could make you guess to which one I’m supposed to telling you about, but that’s not my style — this is supposed to be about Neuhausen (Enzkreis), bordering the ever lovely Bad Liebenzell, Pforzheim, and Weil der Stadt.
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Everyone know where we are now? Good, ’cause I’m still lost. ;-)
There is certainly far worse places to lose yourself, the pretty countryside will take you along to so many of Neuhausen’s charming little chapels. Many of them have been around for centuries, like the steep red-roofed St. Wendelin Chapel. You’d never know it was severely damaged from bombing during World War II.
The Kapelle St. Wolfgang (that’s a fine German name, isn’t it), is another good one — built in 1748. The Marienkapelle is quite a bit older, from around 1685; while the Dreifaltigkeitskapelle is just over three hundred years old.
Probably nothing is much older than the Pfarrkirche St. Maria Magdalena, a 12th century Parish Church. That’s even older than the Pfarrkirche St. Urban & Vitus, that’s only a measly 500 years old.
What’s with all these churches? Nothing but heavenly art and architecture.
Ok, how about a castle then? Burg Steinegg isn’t a castle in the traditional sense anymore, it’s a Christian Youth Center these days — but it used to be back when they built it in the 15th century. Right behind the castle is the famous Waldkapelle Hamberg, another graceful looking chapel here in Neuhausen.
Now that I think about it, this isn’t a place to spend all your times indoors. Best to head out to the Ferienpark Schwarzwald in the Schellbronn district. That’s right, you’re in the Black Forest. This has to be one of the best places to go hiking, cycling, swimming, or whatever else you think of doing in the great outdoors.
To continue the whole outdoor experience, why not give roughing it a go at the town’s campsite?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go find me a nice place to stay… ;-)