Sinzheim is a picturesque town in the far west of South Germany, almost on the French border. It’s not a place that’s tucked away in the Black Forest, nor is it a Swabian village. No, this is an average German town that likes to have a good time during their festivals and markets.
Oh, I’m sorry; that’s not fair to say about Sinzheim. A town this charming with a romantic countryside and outdoorsy fun is not average.
To see the beautiful Baden countryside you can do it one of two ways; choosing either to walk or bicycle ride the untold number of trails through the area. FYI — the Trim Path is meant to be walked; just as the Fremersbergturm was mean to be climbed (the views from atop the mountain tower are worth the effort).
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The Walknecksee (one of the town’s two lakes) is one of the best places in town to sit and enjoy a family picnic.
Sinzheim’s Bergsee has the Mariengrotte (or, Maria Grotto) which is a place of meditation and silence. It was created here after the 2nd World War and around the Sunday of August 15th (Maria Ascension Day) there’s a solemn morning service that attracts hundreds of worshippers.
Sorry, there’s no swimming in the Bergsee; it’s a fishing lake and the place for the town’s annual Fishing Celebration.
There are few other festivals and markets in Sinzheim. Since there isn’t a whole lot of sightseeing, you’ll have more time to shop, eat, and dance.
The town’s weekly market is held every Friday from 7am-1pm (good for you morning birds!) and the town’s Christmas Market is a weekend event about two weeks before Christmas. The Spring Market falls on the 2nd Sunday after Easter and October (3rd Sunday) brings on the Kirchweihmarkt. That’s a church festival and market all rolled into one.
Sinzheim doesn’t sound so average to me. If you agree, look me up. I’ll be at a streetside cafe with a healthy glass of local wine. The town’s motto of “Municipality Between Wine And Rhine” isn’t lost on me!