A relaxing tour of the town on a lazy Saturday afternoon
Here we are in Weikersheim, and I’ll just give you a swing round the main square – that was Helen, standing in front of our hotel. It’s late in the afternoon, so you can see the church in the sun, earlier in the day it was in shadow. There’s the “Countryside Museum“, quite an interesting insight into village life, including a friendly village woman – well, mannequin – at the door.
Next door to the Dorfmuseum, down the street, you can see “Die Bastion“, quite a nice little pub/restaurant, and beyond that you’ll find the car park. If a drink or meal is not what you want, you can always get an icecream from this place on the square, although I’m told that if you walk around the corner, down to the right, the icecreams are actually better.
Ah, here is the icecream place that the locals say is better than the one on the square.
Climbing the Ganseturm – or not!
Right, we’ve wandered down the main street, past the Eiscafe, and now we’re looking at one of the gates or entrances to the town, and it’s called the “Ganseturm” or “Goose Tower”, presumably because they used to use geese to warn everybody, as in Rome? Anyway, we’ll press on, because we’re going to try and get on top there.
Well, we tried this earlier in the day, but there was nobody around; now, there’s supposed to be somebody around, but I wonder…
Well, that’s that! Yet again, they’re closed up. So near, and yet so far, those are the stairs you use to go into the tower, and there’s the tower itself which you can walk up. And if you have better luck and if you come to Weikersheim enough… The museum, believe it or not, is only open on a Sunday, theoretically. Today is a Saturday, but it’s supposed to be open because there’s an exhibition on. Still, there we are, no luck for us today for your view over Weikersheim!
Gabriel calls – for an afternoon Aperol Spritz?
The fountain in Weikersheim’s main square has Gabriel, presumably, on his trumpet, calling everybody to the church, which is just behind. The fountain is very picturesque, plenty of colour. There seem to be quite a few people gathered in the square in the sun, late in the afternoon, it’s getting on for four o’clock. Drinks, tea, and there’s a lot of cyclists about, not just the lycra-clad specialists, but just people pedalling on on their cruising bikes, because it’s quite flat around here, and there are many good cycle roads.
Here’s the competition hotel to ours, “Grunes Hof”, and here’s the entrance to the Duke’s, or now as he is, Prince’s palace.
A relaxing, comfortable and picturesque little town
Our little hotel (Deutschherren Stuben) is quite pleasant, owned by the same family for quite a while, and we’ve just been round the palace – you’re not allowed to photograph inside, unfortunately. If I can just zoom in a little, you can see the entrance. We are allowed to photograph in the gardens, so you can see some of those photographs in the Gallery (of our website).
Quite picturesque, it’s an interesting little place.
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