I don’t know about you, but I’m an odd duck when it comes to all things historical.
I appreciate Wolmirstedt in Saxony-Anhalt, only about 14km north of Magdeburg, for being a historical town (it does have the historical town center to prove it); and it has a partially ruined castle with its own chapel.
But, this is where I get odd, they look funny with modern day cars parked right next to them. Oh, I know, if this is the worst thing I have to complain about then I should consider myself lucky, right? ;-)
It’s just hard to picture Schloss Wolmirstedt, that was built in 1009 (yes, that’s over a thousand years ago!) as it was when it’s got Porsches, BMW’s, Benz’s, Audis, and Volkswagens (OK, these are the only German cars I could think of right quick!) parked there.
So, I do my best to block out the automobiles and appreciate the brick castle (pretty rare, by the way) as it was a millenia ago. Too bad the Upper Castle and donjon (tower) was torn off years ago but they stood for many centuries as they were built around 1381. The old barn still stands and there’s a local history museum within the castle complex.
After seeing the castle, go visit the church of St. Katherine (1876). There’s a memorial to forced laborers right outside. Look around from the church and you’re bound to find many half timbered houses throughout the neighborhood.
Also in Wolmirstedt is its outdoor swimming pool where everyone likes to gather for a splashing good time. It gets a bit chilly here in the colder months, so the pool’s swimming season runs from the beginning of May to the middle of September. That’s right before the annual Mill Celebration.
Somehow, the cars don’t look so odd parked outside of these places. Told you I was an odd duck and don’t yell at me if I forgot to mention your favorite German automobile. ;-)