Could you envision living in a town where the population is only five? Yeah, I said 5. Wait, I guess if you lived in the village of Knottenhof in the Upper Franconian town of Stegaurach then the population would technically be six.
Sure would make it hard to avoid your neighbors. ;-)
One thing I wouldn’t avoid is the town itself, despite not having an over abundance of old buildings to see, since many have been destroyed over the years.
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The Alte Mühle (Old Mill) is still around, as is an 18th century Rococo style church, and the Siebenschläferkapelle — a 17th century wooden church. What it lacks in historic architecture (and villages with lots of residents) it makes up for with its festivals.
The village of Hartlanden, a hamlet of agricultural land and fields, hosts a St. John’s Fair on the Sunday before the 24th of June. On the first Sunday of August Stegaurach’s Fire Fighters hold their annual White Sausage Brunch.
Mühlendorf doesn’t wanna be left out of all the fun, they hold a mid-Summer bonfire, the Mühlenbachfest in July, and their own Fair on the second Saturday of September. Oh yeah, not to mention they also have a fantastic Carnival celebration.
How do you find this piece of Upper Franconian Heaven? Easy, it’s just southwest of Bamberg — so there is public transport via train, bus, or taxi; or the Autobahn if you’re traveling with your beloved car.
Even if your ultimate destination isn’t Stegaurach, while you’re traveling from one large city to another, you could just stop by for a bite to eat at one of the town’s bistros. Or, grab a pint at one of Stegaurach’s beer gardens.
You did hear me say (I mean write) that this is Franconia, right?
I could easily see myself living in a village of five if it’s as festive as Stegauerach. Does anyone mind me moving in? :-)