Weinböhla is a Saxon town where grapes like to grow, people come to camp and sightsee to their heart’s content.
Not a bad start to this town that’s real close to the Czech border. Even though Weinböhla takes up a small portion of the Saxon Wine Road, it’ll leave a lasting impression.
Grapes aren’t Weinböhla’s only cash crop as many fruits and veggies (including the little respected asparagus) are grown throughout the year. How could they not with an average of 1500 to 1700 hours of sunshine a year?
If you average it out, that’s like more than 66 days of straight sunshine. Good for the grapes that grow on the sloped landscape, bad if you’re a vampire. ;-)
Enough of my bad jokes and on to see Weinböhla’s sites. Start at the town’s Town Hall and find your way around until you get to St. Martin’s Church. Built before the Reformation in 1349, its tower was replaced in the 1890’s because of lightning. A little time spent at the Local History Museum (called Heimatmuseum) will do a lot in explaining the cultural life of this wine town.
Now that I think about it, so will a concert or performance at the Zentral Gasthof (Central Guest House). Now, don’t go thinking this is a hotel, it’s a concert hall and restaurant (located at Kirchplatz 2 and the best place in town to try some traditional German dishes).
The Winemaker and Street Festival, held on the first weekend of September, is another example of Weinböhla’s cultural life. Here’s a great chance to try some more of the locally fermented beverages and traditional cuisine.
Sitting around a camp fire with a glass of wine isn’t the same as doing it with a beer. But, hey, drink what you can when you’re sitting at any one of Weinböhla’s campsites.
What a way to wind down after spending the afternoon at the town’s outdoor swimming pool. Other activities at the pool complex including beach volleyball and table tennis.
If you’ve had too much of Weinböhla’s wine before you start playing the game, just cover one eye so you only see one ball coming at you and swing. ;-)