Here it is, a late December morning — filled with all the promise of what anyone can expect from Schönheide, a captivating town in the Ore Mountains. That’s right… time to don your warmest gear, because it’s off to do such grand activities like taking a sleigh ride or cross-country ski.
Darn it, I was too late for the Christmas Market (that happens in late November). And I was also too late for the Christmas concerts, too. Oh well, there’s always next year.
Plus, I get it. I get it. Not everyone’s into the whole wintery wonderland stuff that turns your cheeks red and makes your fingers go a bit numb.
So for you, come in the Spring or Summer (OK, the Autumn, too) to hike the scenic beauty of the Schönheider Forest, or just mull around the village of Neuheide (one of Schönheide’s four) with its rolling hills and green fields.
If I was going to explore around this town’s countryside, I’d have to give the Kräuterlehrpfad (Herbal Educational Trail) a whirl — and not just because it’s only six kilometers long. OK, that’s part of it; how else am I gonna find the time to bike the Mulde Valley Bike Path or take a covered wagon ride, too?
Sorry, I’m on a tight schedule… these articles don’t write themselves. ;-)
No time for chit-chat, there’s only so much time to tell you about the Bürsten- und Heimatmuseum (Brushes and Local History Museum), housed in an old 17th century building. That’s two historical things for the price of one, wouldn’t you say?
And the warmer months bring on opportunities to check out the narrow-gauge railway. Better plan ahead though, it only operates a few times a year. That’s all right, because that’ll give you lots of chances to visit the Martin Luther Church (known for its concerts), or better yet, visit the local Wernesgrüner Brauerei at Bergstraße 4.
Well, isn’t that a nice place to be on a cold December day?
Beer drinking isn’t limited to just the brewery. Come September when there’s the Bürstenfest, while the Kirmes is held on the second weekend of every October, and the Feuerwehrfest (Firefighter’s Festival, not Fireman — this is the 21st century) is held in August.
Hmm, if I build a fire to keep warm the cold — do you think someone might call the Fire Brigade? Let’s find out. ;-)