Wilkau Haßlau, also known as the Gateway to the Ore Mountains, is a rustic and traditional town in the far east of Germany.
It’s a town that’s easily accessible, with more than eight bus lines coming through the place, and it’s on the Zwickau-Aue regional train line; but there really isn’t a whole lot to do here.
Don’t get me wrong, Wilkau-Haßlau has SOME sightseeing and sits just outside of a nature protected area, but that’s about it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
It appears that if you want to visit any museums you’ll have to do it in nearby Zwickau, there aren’t any in town.
It does have a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects Wilkau to Haßlau, though, and it’s quite proud of its City Hall, a large green building built just over eighty years ago.
Wilkau-Haßlau also has three churches in each one of its hamlets. Both Michaeliskirche in Wilkau and the Luther Church in Haßlau look almost identical in design, but the grey stoned Laurentiuskirche in the village of Culitzsch is the best example of an old “little town” church; call me a romantic?
You can also call me hungry. Saxony has some delicious regional dishes and in tiny “out of the way” places like this town is where you’ll usually find the best eats.
Wilkau-Haßlau only has a handful of restaurants and when you find one that serves Quarkkeulchen, order it. Made with potatoes and Quark (cheese curd) the dough is fried, sprinkled with sugar & cinnamon, then served with applesauce.
With all that fried carbohydrate goodness, you better get to swimming! Wilkau-Haßlau’s outdoor swimming pool, has not only a water slide, but the complex has table tennis, a sandbox for the little ones, and two volleyball courts.
While there might not be a whole lot going in Wilkau-Haßlau, the town’s pool will at least keep you busy for a while. ;-)