The Romans really loved North Rhine-Westphalia. They were hear for a really long time.
But, that’s nothing, actually. People have lived in Waldfeucht since 4000 B.C. That’s a long time, isn’ it? Speaking of 6,000 years of history!
Of course, prehistoric man didn’t always write stuff down; and they didn’t build huge churches that have stood for centuries. Like the church of St. John that was built in the 8th/9th centuries. Although, what you see today pretty much comes from around the year 1328. The church cemetery has Franconian period graves, proving how old it really is.
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Another old church in Waldfeucht is in the hamlet of Braunsrath. St. Clement was built in 1202; and there’s a Marian Shrine to see, too.
Both the St. Joseph Bocket Church and St. John the Baptist churches weren’t built until the 19th century, but they count as pretty old, too. There’s also a castle in Waldfeucht, except its function is now acting as the Town Hall.
Waldfeucht, despite its age, is a modern town which you can see during its annual Techno Festival (that loud music with an awesome beat) bringing young visitors from all over.
If you want something at a slower pace, then the annual Oktoberfest is a better option. Wait, of course it is. Beer, music, beer, good food, and more beer. Forget techno… I’ll vote for Oktoberfest as the Top Tip in Waldfeucht.
‘Though I’m sure the shoppers in the crowd would probably prefer the Christmas Market, that’s held every year on the second Advent weekend.
I’d bet money that the kids would rather see Waldfeucht’s ice cream factory. I’d like that too, but ice cream doesn’t go too well with beer.
How about distracting the kids with a hike or bicycle ride through the wetlands (give time for the beer to wear off), THEN taking them for some freshly made ice cream.
I just wish I could get that techno beat out of my head! Give me another beer, maybe that’ll work! :-)