Sunday, September 28, 2008

Water Town

When the drunken madness of Octoberfest becomes too much, you just need to get out of town! More than ever, we felt like we needed a break. So we drove 60 km west of Munich to an amazing village of Wasserburg, a medieval town surrounded on nearly all sides by water. I saw it for the first time on a flight into Munich, and its geography is unforgettable, with the Inn river bending around it and a narrow spit as the only connection between the city and the rest of Bavaria. Then Stephanie Levy raved about Wasserburg on her blog. So we decided to pay the small village a visit – and we were completely overwhelmed. The streets are lined with brightly painted buildings dating back several hundred years. The city surrounds a fortress and remnants of the original wall still circle the old town – which is mostly pedestrian zone. And even better news – it’s open on Sundays. With most of Bavaria closed on Sundays, it was a lovely treat to arrive during a market day – with an interesting collection of food, clothes, and wooden toys. The village is lively with 17 schools and colleges and a cultural mix of events. If you get the chance for an extra day, it’s a wonderful excursion from Munich – especially when all the world is here for Octoberfest.

4 comments:

JM said...

Very cool! Great shot!

Hope said...

Beautiful colors...this really caught my eye from the CDP portal!

Karoliina Urso said...

Great way to accent the buildings with different color

David said...

Just a hint... You wrote that Wasserburg is west of Munich, but it is east of Munich. Not that it really matters. :) I am an American living in Munich, but I have never been to Wasserburg. It looks great so I think I may go there one day soon!