Even writing my way around Germany has made me tired. So, when I got to the town of Neunburg vorm Wald in the Upper Palatinate I decided to stay for a while. Yes, that means I just stopped typing for a bit. ;-)
But if you were really here in Neunbug vorm Wald, you could sit at its 110 acre Eixendorfer See to chill out. It’s both a swimming and small boat lake that’s surrounded by the Upper Palatinate Forest where families enjoy picnics and games of beach volleyball.
After that the choice is yours. If you want to horseback, hike, or bike around the lake or the Bavarian ponds, there’s plenty of local flora & fauna. It’s good to have choices.
It’s also good to have money. Aw, I’m just joking (no, I’m not); but money (in this case) is on exhibit at the Coins Heritage Museum (open Sundays 3pm-5pm from May-September). There is a Rural Heritage Museum — but cash has a wider, more universal appeal. ;-)
For a bit of education mixed with exercise, follow the Historical Nenuburg Trail. You’ll see the Forest, the town’s medieval tower, and the Rathaus (Town Hall).
While you’re out there you can visit the old cemetery, where more than 600 men and women are buried after they died on an SS death march.
Seems a bit odd to take in a concert at the Castle Courtyard afterwards, doesn’t it? It’s OK, you don’t have to go exactly straight from there. Keep in mind, though, that Neunburg vorm Wald does have a 15th century castle; which just so happens to get in on the summer festive spirit with outdoor concerts through mid-July to mid-August.
The Beach Party is another festival that’s a summer July hit.
Hmm, that makes me think. I might not even want to type about another town for a while after this — even if I wasn’t so tired sitting around Eixendorf Lake. ;-)