In order to best appreciate all of Obersulm, it’s a good idea to take your time exploring each neighborhood on its own. You’ll find that it’s more than just a historical town that dates back to the 8th century, but also a fun town on the edge of the Nature Park of the Swabian-Franconian Forest.
Affaltrach, the most historic of Obersulm’s neighborhoods, has two magnificent churches but it’s the John the Baptist Catholic Church’s 15th century Madonna statue that steals the show. Schloss Affaltrach’s not too bad on the eyes either; it’s a stunning example of a 17th century Renaissance castle.
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If you’re looking to follow your Jewish roots, then you’ve come to the right place. The Jewish Cemetery of Affaltrach is one of the oldest in the entire district, dating back to 1670 and used right up until 1942, when the last of the Jewish population was deported. Within the cemetery is a war memorial dedicated to Jewish soldiers.
Obersulm’s Jewish history is more detailed in Affaltrach’s former synagogue that houses the Jewish History Museum. There’s also an old synagogue to be found in the neighborhood of Eschenau.
If you’ve managed to get through all this, you certainly earned yourself a right to get over to one of the local wineries for a taste of the vino. Better yet, take a wine tasting tour and try them all.
No matter which one you choose, you most certainly won’t be disappointed since viticulture’s been big around here since 1262 — leaving Obersulm’s plenty of time to perfect the wine.
You could also grab a few bottles to your liking and go camping within the Swabian-Franconian Forest and Breitenauer See. What makes traversing these taxing hills worth it (besides one heck of a workout with beautiful scenery) are the Nature Park Markets scattered throughout the park selling excellent regional products.
Yeah, more wine! ;-)