Ugh, you caught me a strange moment. I’m totally tired after having been through my third Franconian town in just as many days. A rest sure sounds good, but there isn’t any for the wicked. I mean, no rest for the tired. ;-)
Good thing there are a few guesthouses for the weary traveler like me. A good night’s sleep will have me revvin’ to go in the morning — ah, the Gasthaus Zum schwarzen Adler has been welcoming travelers since 1701. Still, a night out at the campground sounds just as lovely.
There is a lot of ground to cover here in Uffenheim, ya know; thirteen districts to be exact — so a good rest will help you get through it all.
Each one offers something to see, like the Uffenheim’s Heritage Museum with exhibits on everything from fossils, to Stone to Iron Age artifacts, and even books from the 17th & 18th centuries.
Lots of half-timbered houses can be found in Uffenheim, as well as some more in the village of Langensteinach. Some Manor Houses await in the village of Aspachhof, while the medieval tower of the St. Jacob’s Church can be found in Custenlohr.
Speaking of Jacob, the Way of St. James comes through Uffenheim; as does the Glaubensweg and Europäischer Wasserscheideweg — two more scenic routes meant to be done by your own two feet.
No walking off too quickly, Uffenheim has lots of cultural events that’ll let you have a good time. July is quite the busy month with a Summer Festival, Bratwurst Day, an Italian Wine Festival, and a Village Festival.
September doesn’t slow down too much, that’s the month for the annual Herbstmarkt and Wine Festival. Whereas November is the month for a Kirchweih, or Church Fair.
Thanks for bringing up churches, be sure to visit the Trinity Pfarrkirche (Parish Church), built in 1747; and over in Welbhausen you’ll find a former synagogue on Alte Uffenheimer Straße 15.
No town like Uffenheim would be complete without a castle. The funny part about that is that the tax office resides in it nowadays. Take a few minutes to dream about what it looked like when it had its moat.
Considering I’m still tired, I’ll take those few minutes to picture it with my eyes closed. ;-)