High above the fields of yellow flowers and green pastures are the virgin white snow capped German Alps in the town of Teisendorf.
For a look at historic Teisendorf there’s the Bergbaumuseum (Mining Museum) and the Klosterkirche (Monastery Church) Höglwörth in the nearby Achthal.
On the town’s Marktplatz you’ll find St. Rupert, the patron saint of the town. Then you’ve got the town’s landmark, the church of St. Andrew whose tower has been visible over the Teisendorf skyline since 1437.
There’s also a memorial plaque in town that mentions Teisendorf’s location on the Old Salt Route (Salzstraße) between Lake Constance and Bad Reichenhall.
The cultural part of Teisendorf is never more evident than at its carnivals and markets. There’s a weekly Farmers Market (with the most excellent fruits, veggies, and cheeses) on Fridays from 8 am-12:30 pm. You’ve also got the Maypole Parade (May 1st), Carnival (usually in February & held right before Lent), an annual “Cattle Drive,” and of course the customary Christmas Market.
If that’s not cultural enough for you, chances are you’ll find quite a few locals dancing in their lederhosen during these festivals & such. Aww, shucks, give me a couple of beers and I’ll throw on a pair of lederhosen and dance the night away. ;-)
A local brand of beer can be found right here in Teisendorf; and it’s been made here since 1600. The Brauerei Wieninger has been family owned for generations and offers tours every Wednesday. Any other day of the week you’ll just have to drink it and wait to get in. ;-)
It’s probably a good idea to hold off on the beer consumption until after you’ve done all the rock climbing, Nordic Walking, bicycling, hiking (this doesn’t even include walking on the St. Jacob’s Way that comes through here), swimming (in the lake & pool), cross country skiing, tobogganing, bobsledding, tennis playing, golfing, and fishing (oh my goodness, I said, err, wrote that all in one breath!).
Oh, that’s a lot of stuff to do, isn’t it? If you managed to do it all, you’ve certainly earned that beer. I think I’ve earned one just writing about it!