The minute I, or anyone I know, is totally jaded about our towns, I’m hangin’ up my keyboard forever. After hundreds (is it thousands?) of towns throughout Germany over the last few years here at MyGermanCity.com, I’m still loving every single place.
Granted, I might be a tad romantic about this Middle Franconian town — but it’s hard not to when you’re visiting such gems like Wilhermsdorf.
What really stands out about Wilhermsdorf are its many festivals and cultural events.
Wilhermsdorf — Top Areas Of Interest
Ah, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, this is Franconia as I said. Whatever, doesn’t matter, just get your calendar ready to make plans to visit for the many Kirchweih celebrations held throughout Wilhermsdorf’s ten villages. The one in Meiersberg is on the second weekend of August, followed by the one in Kirchfarnbach on the last weekend of August, and yet another just two weeks later in September.
September, by the way, is also the month for Wilhermsdorf’s annual Autumn Festival; while the town’s Christmas Market is always on the 4th weekend of Advent.
Can’t make it then? All right, can you arrange to visit around Pentecost? That’s when yet another Kirchweih takes place, this one going on for five straight days.
Even when there isn’t a festival going on you’ll have things to do around town. You could start by visiting the Jewish cemetery, a piece of Wilhermsdorf’s history dating back to the 15th century. No need to think it’s creepy, we Germans look at cemeteries like parks.
Also from 15th century Wilhermsdorf history is the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul in the village of Krichfarrnbach. While nowhere nearly as old, the Church of Sts. Martin & Maria is a wonderful Baroque church from the first years of the 1700s.
And scattered throughout all this greatness are old farmhouses and medieval stone crosses, giving you more and more to see during your visit.
And I’m pretty sure you’ll romanticize it, too. ;-)