Let me start off by saying, there’s no possible way I could have made it through all of Wegscheid’s eighty-four (!) districts without spending an entire year here. Too bad, I wouldn’t have minded being here this long — my heart jumps a beat being here in Lower Bavaria.
A year here is good, giving everyone an opportunity to do everything in all four seasons.
Winter turns Wegscheid into a wonderland, with chances to go Alpine skiing, or cross-country skiing, or even snowshoeing. Come New Years, it is a fun community event to go winter hiking together.
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The warmer months offer up a chance to do even more outside activities. Hopefully you’ve got the energy to go hiking, mountain biking, regular cycling, golfing, Nordic Walking, and take in a game of tennis or two.
Heck, I’m tired and all I did was think about all that. ;-)
You better save energy, because you won’t get any rest while partying at one of Wegscheid’s festivals. There are no less than two Wine Festivals (one in July, the other late August/early September); a Pfarrfest (Parisch Festival) in June; a Summer Night’s Festival (also June); another two Church Festivals in August; a Summer Festival in July; and an Autumn Market in September.
Oh, I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a couple — hopefully the folks at the Town Hall forgive me. If they don’t, they might run me clear out of town — straight into Austria, that’s located right next door. ;-)
I’ll go hide in one of Wegscheid’s churches or chapels — my favorite being the Cemetery Church of St. Anna, a graceful Baroque church that’s about three hundred years old. The Rococo styled St. John chapel is awe-inspiring too, if you’re out looking at these stunning religious sites.
Wegscheid is educational, too. The Webereimuseum (Weaving Museum) highlights this under-appreciated art, and there are Glassworks nearby to see how cooked sand makes wonderful pieces of art. And don’t leave out a visit to the Graphite Mine, a look into a little thought about industry. It’s cool to learn something new, right?
What I learned about Wegscheid was, what started out on a medieval trade route has become a great place for recreation and history hidden away in the Southern Bavarian Forest. My only regret? Not being able to visit all its villages.
Oh well, it’s an excuse to come back again and again.