Weißenburg Is A Grand Old Town Steeped In History

Amid the stunning backdrop of vineyards and forests, the magnificent town of Weißenburg gives you a chance to immerse yourself in appreciation of the finer things in life.

The region’s Mediterranean climate is conducive to luxuriating in sunny open air biergartens, or taking leisurely strolls through the town’s historic streets.

38 Towers and Gates showcase the medieval past of this town, so whether you are looking to be awed by marvelous architecture, or you simply want to enjoy the region’s gastronomic offerings you will have plenty of opportunities to have your perfect holiday.

Meander through the market square where you will encounter the impressive Rathaus (Town Hall) with its extravagantly ornamented gable.

You can get a different perspective on the town by strolling along the wooden sentries’ walks, and taking a gander out of the more than 38 watchtowers along the way. At the northern end of the old town, you will encounter the 14th century Ellinger Tor and Spitaltor Tor which is considered to be one of the finest examples of its kind.

In the Römermuseum (Roman Museum) you can explore the town’s intriguing Roman history and prepare for your trip to the nearby Roman ruins of Römische Thermen (The Roman Thermal Baths), and the ruins of a Roman fort which have been reconstructed from the foundations.

Another noteworthy stop is the massive Wülzburg Fortress, which overlooks the town, and where Charlemagne is said to have lodged on several occasions.

For your own lodgings you can choose between a luxurious room in a 500 year old half timbered structure, or a comfortable and rustic stay in a historic building next to the Rathaus in an establishment run by the same family for over 120 years. Imagine how well they know hospitality! :-)

 

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