Seubersdorf in der Oberpfalz — Peaceful By The Labers

Between the Schwarzen and Weißen Laber Rivers are the nineteen districts of Seubersdorf in the Oberpfalz. Now that we all know where we are, it’s time to hear about what’s to experience. Good idea, right?

Of course it is, so let’s start at Ruine Adelburg. The 12th century castle ruin is easy enough to reach, and it’s quite near a few other castles — you know, in case you wanna go hiking a bit further.

Nah, stick around here for a while longer — there are quite a number of old churches to see. The Wallfahrtskirche Maria Hilf in Batzhausen is just the place to be if you’re into 18th century Rococo art. The Jacobikirche is also from the 18th century, while the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul (in the village of Waldkirchen) is a mid-17th century creation.

The church visits aren’t over, by the way. Let’s see… there’s the Church of St. Nicholas (built 1717) in Eichenhofen, and the Chapel of St. Mary (built 1842) in Freihausen. And it wouldn’t be polite to leave out a mention of the Church of Sts. Mary & Catherine. The church you see today is from the early 18th century, but it’s really a few centuries older than that. Doesn’t matter, its onion dome is what stuck out in my mind.

Funny, the Church of St. Boniface kind of stayed with me, too. Maybe ’cause it’s a proper Gothic church — even if it underwent a 19th century renovation.

As with most Bavarian towns, they’re filled with all these magnificent churches, but that’s not the only reason to come. The federal state is full of wonderful festivals — and Seubersdorf is no exception. It’s your choice if you want to come for the Fischerfest (in June), the Pfarrfest (in August), the September Wine Festival, Starkbierfest (March), or the Christmas Market in late November/early December.

Ugh, can’t believe I forgot to add in the Kirchweih celebrations, too. Perhaps I was distracted by the cycling and hiking trails that were calling my name. In English the trails have names like the “Black Lord” and “Robber Baron”; but don’t be afraid, these trails aren’t that long — just 4.3km to 13.1km.

Between the amazing architecture, fun festivals, and terrific trails — the town of Seubersdorf is sure to become one of your favorite places. I know it’s one of mine.

 

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