Wonderful Wächtersbach In All Its Brightly Colored Glory

Between the the low mountain range of the Spessart and the popular Vogelsberg Mountains is Wächtersbach. Yes, it has some fascinating historical sightseeing, but only by exploring the outside of this place will you ever truly understand its essence.

When you’re off shopping at one of Wächtersbach’s markets or fairs, you’ll have found the perfect blend of the outdoors mixed with the charm that makes this place unique. The Wächtersbacher Messe is one of the most popular. This retail shopping fair is held the week prior to Ascension Day (count 39 days after Easter Sunday).

About ten days later Wächtersbach holds a Marriage Market. For you single folk, don’t go expecting to buy yourself a bride or groom. ;-)

You won’t have to wait for a fair to get a great bargain on some dinnerware. The Wächtersbacher Ceramics Factory is known for its brightly colored cups and dinnerware.

OK, you’ve got your shopping out of the way — now it’s time to get down to some serious sports business. Oh, maybe some other sightseeing first? Hard to choose.

Either way, you can’t go wrong.

If you start with sightseeing, there’s no place better to start than City Hall. The building itself is a piece of 15th century Wächtersbacher history; considered to be the only one of its kind.

Before you get your lederhosen in a bunch thinking that’s it — there’s more. We can’t leave out the Evangelical Church which was built in 1354, but its military towers weren’t added on ’til a 150 years later.

It’s only fitting that this medieval town with cobblestone streets, historic church and city hall would have its own castle. Schloss Wächtersbach’s palace gardens are simply divine, but sadly the castle is private property (no visitors). :-(

I guess you’ll have to get your nature someplace else. Oh, like the too numerous walking and biking trails leading off towards the mountainside. We can’t leave out all the fishing, horseback riding, tennis, and even bowling that everyone in the whole family will enjoy. Though, if all you decide is to sit by the outdoor pool (think beach volleyball, too), you won’t go wrong.

Wow, with all of this it’s no wonder that I think Wächtersbach is pretty wonderful.

 

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