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Feuchtwangen

26 July 2014


Feuchtwangen has a history of more than 1200 years.  A lot of historical buildings remain, dot the main square at the town centre.   Feuchtwangen is named as the 'festival hall of Franconia' with the four big festivals during the year and huge half-timber Franconia houses in the centre.  The focal point of the square is the Röhrenbrunnen fountain build in 1726.  The statue is Minerva, the Protectrewss of CommerceAt time of visit, it was full of colourful flowers.

 
Other famous spots include:


  • Romanesque cloisters, the Kreuzgang - dated from 12th century
  • Handwerkerstuben - workshops preserved in their original state, e.g. a confectioner's, a dyer's, a potter's, a shoemaker's, etc. 
  • The collegiate church, the Stiftskirche - Different church parts dated between Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque periods. The altar, dedicated to Mary, was created in 1484 by Michael Wolgemut, who taught Albrecht Dürer.
 
  • Close by is St John's church, the Johanniskirche, the former parish church. The paintings on the vaulted ceiling of the choir date from around 1400.  

To view more details, just click here.  Feuchtwangen is not just a town of historical buildings.  Spend some time to hike and wander to appreciate its natural beauty.

We saw a nest of stork.   Imagine, one is carrying a baby here and there and then take a rest of the roof top.  Cute!
 

Things put together led to an impression that Feuchtwangen is colourful and joyful.  See one of the benches in the public area.


Nearby is a famous town along the Romantic Road, Dinkelsbühl.  It is nice to have a short visit at Feuchtwangen and then proceed to Dinkelsbühl.