Oooh, wasn’t I thoroughly surprised to find that the town of Weiskirchen was known for its spas and clinics. Well, it’s not like it had the title “Bad” before its name, right?
Located within the wonderful Hunsrück, Weiskirchen is almost half-covered by forest. You know what that means, right? Yup, lots and lots of hiking and bicycle trails and paths.
I guess that explains the Saarland-Rundwanderweg (Saarland Circle Hiking Trail) and the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig then. Or the six Heilklimawanderwege (Healthy Climate Trails (?))… Or the five Nordic Waling trails… Or the up to 19km long Premium Trails (speaking of Zwei-Täler-Weg, Georgi-Panoramaweg, that sort of thing)…
Hey, I’m up for almost anything — but that seems a bit too much for me. I guess I’ll head over to one of the spas for a massage instead. ;-)
After that’s all done and over with, onwards to see the many local gardens that give Weiskirchen a spot on the Gärten ohne Grenzen (Gardens Without Borders) map. Wait, that stretches all the way out to nearby Luxembourg and France.
Again, too far for me to walk. Off to the Weiskirchener Monthly Market on the Kirchplatz. Held on the first Saturday of the month, this market sells everything from fresh fruit to heaven-scented flowers, locally made cheese and sausage (shouldn’t that be wurst) to honey.
Don’t get upset if you can’t be here for this, throughout the year there are plenty of other markets and festivals. The Krammarkt is in July, the Maimarkt is in May, there’s the Fall Bazaar in September, and the unavoidable Christmas Market in December.
For Weiskirchen’s festivals, you’ve got two Summer Festivals (in July & August), a Kirmes in May, and the biggest of them all: the Kurpark Festival on the first weekend in August.
Eaten too much? Not an issue because you can always join one of Weiskirchen’s guided mountain bike rides, or take a night excursion that’s educational about bats found in the area.
Not for me, I’ve read too many vampire stories. Best to take in a Jazz concert or grab another massage while I can. Who knows the next time I’ll find a spa town… ;-)