Weiden, situated in the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) in the state of Bavaria (Bayern), gives you a taste of the rich cultural heritage that has tinges of gold, porcelain, and artistry in glass. It is your best shot at experiencing the various threads of history that go to make the fabric of this beautiful town.
The Old Town walls are in a surprisingly good state of repair and will enchant you with its historicity. And with charming gardens to relax in and historic sites to explore, Weiden gives you many choices.
The Town Hall dates back to the 16th century and will hold you in thrall with its beautiful exterior. Another attraction here would be the St. Michael’s Church which is a study in the baroque style.
You simply can’t miss the Internationales Keramik Museum, about 2 km from the city center. The building itself is an extensive mind blowing affair, but wait till you see the exhibits!
Closer to the city center is the Eisenbahnmuseum, another treat for your senses. Be prepared to be transported back in time to an era when steam engines puffed along with plumes of smoke.
Weiden has more cultural offerings in the form of the Stadtmuseum. This beautiful building houses cultural, historical, and artistic exhibits that shed light on the early history of the land.
The Flurerturm is a building that will capture your interests with its elegance. You will certainly be amazed by the artistry that’s gone into the designing of its interiors, especially the wooden ceiling.
The Weiden Thermenwelt is something you’ll probably visit more than once. A water park cum spa, this place has something for everyone. :-)