Weisendorf — A Cup Runneth Over In Middle Franconia

Luckily I’m a “glass half-full” kinda guy. You see, I don’t need a huge laundry list of things to do in a town to think that it’s a hit; fully appreciating the town of Weisendorf for what it truly is.

What is that? That’s simple enough to answer, really. Weisendorf is a Middle Franconian town of just over 6,000 people, barely 40 square kilometers. It’s a place of some fourteen villages, some with just over 30 residents (Sauerheim, 32; Sintmann, 38).

With so many hiking trails and bike paths criss-crossing the Weisendorf countryside you can see much of what’s around in the area.

A couple of Weisendorf’s village churches date back to the 12th century. The black roof and squat tower of Kairlindach’s Village Church is really pretty; and the place is still used for services all these hundreds of years later.

Speaking of churches, while not technically within the borders of Weisendorf, it’ll still be good to go see the church of the (former) Monastery Münchaurach. St. Peter’s Church was built almost 900 years ago, with services still going on — albeit Evangelical ones these days.

Weisendorf’s churches aren’t just for Sunday Services, either; they’re into the whole partying thing, too. Come July when you can look forward to the Kirchweih in Rezelsdorf, as well as the Chapel Fair. Folks look forward to the two (yes, 2) Summer Festivals that are hosted by Weisendorf’s villages.

Prefer something a tad more quiet? Again, hit up one of the many hiking trails. This time towards the even smaller town of Gremsdorf, where you’ll find woodlands and ponds — perfect for clearing your head of everyday stresses.

Consider it a wonderful headache remedy — better than any over-the-counter pain reliever, that’s for sure. ;-)

And Weisendorf is close to the ADIDAS Factory Outlet in nearby Herzogenaurach, making it the best home-base for shopping through the Franconian countryside.

You couldn’t ask for a more typical (yet unique) town to delight and excite you than Weisendorf. Hmm, no need to think of Weisendorf as a glass half-full — it’s cup runneth over. :-)

 

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