Suppose you’re in Nuremberg looking for a day trip out into the suburbs? Let me start by saying as hard as it is not to leave this amazingly historical city, it’s just… otherwise you’d be missing out on towns like Rednitzhembach if you didn’t.
Rednitzhembach is found just south of Nuremberg along the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal and the Rednitz River (great for canoeing, BTW), which flows right into the bigger Regnitz River.
Now that you can find it, let’s go explore it.
One of the best times to come is during the summer when the the town holds the Klassik Open-Air that’s held on the first Saturday of the Summer Holidays. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy all the cultural festivities.
This isn’t the only event in town, by the way. On Weißer Sonntag (Low Sunday), the town’s fountain is all decorated for the Easter holidays. And on the first Sunday of Advent the Freiwillige Feuerwehr (Volunteer Fire Department) holds a huge wurst and wine soiree. The day before is the Advent Market, filled with crafts and books for sale, as well as offering a visit from Santa Claus.
Thanks, Santa, for taking a break from your busy Christmas season to visit us. ;-)
Before you ask if there are any other festivals and events going on, yes there are. The Kirchweih (a Church Fair) comes four weeks after Pentecost and the Spring Concert’s held two weeks after Easter.
What’s really great about Rednitzhembach is that it doesn’t let something as cold as winter stop it from doing great stuff. Guided winter hikes are often going on; and the Kunstweg (Art Trail) is always there to see.
If you get too cold you can always come indoors to the Kinomuseum, a museum of Pre-war art. All you gotta do is call ahead since they only open by appointment.
Rednitzhembach might have a bunch of festivals and cultural events, but it only has a handful of old buildings to see. The Evangelical Church is one of ’em. Built sometime in the 15th century, it started out as some family’s private chapel. Then there’s the Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall), a former mansion that was built in 1880.
To some Rednitzhembach might not have a lot to see, but to others you couldn’t ask for a better small town to visit when you wanna get away from the big city chick. At least I think so anyway. ;-)