Holzkirchen is the second stop on Germany’s Romantic Road. It is a municipality of Wurzburg in Bavaria.
The city is considered a market town which simply means it has the right to host markets. It takes advantage of this right by hosting a variety of markets throughout the Christmas season. It is also full of wooden churches and industrial towers that provide stunning landscape.
Read on to find out why Holzkirchen makes it a wonderful destination at holiday time.
This market is a great place to experience the taste of German foods and get handcrafted goods that make lovely Christmas gifts. The stalls are little wooden huts that are decked out with twinkling lights. The homey vibe adds to the atmosphere making it a delightful place to shop.
Visit St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Holzkirchen has stunning wooden churches and St. Lawrence Catholic Church is one of the most impressive. Its tall towers stand against a blue sky and it has an equally stunning interior. Come by to take in the religious aspect of the season and find out about any holiday services or performances that may be taking place this time of year.
You can find more medieval churches by walking along Steindlweg and Kleinhartpenning.
Take a Picture in Front of Town Hall
Holzkirchen’s Town Hall serves as a center for several community events. It currently serves as the town library. You can stop by to check out a book, but even if you’re not a book lover, you won’t want to pass up on a chance to take a picture in front of the building. Its architecture is perfectly charming.
Stop at the Market Place
The Market Place is the town center and one of the main places where markets may be held. It greets visitors with a medieval maypole surrounded by figurines. Walk around the area to check out the half timbered buildings and art deco steeples.
Eat Bavarian Food
Holzkirchen has a wide variety of restaurants serving authentic Bavarian dishes. Alte Post is one that’s worth checking out. It’s a great place to eat pretzels, sausage and other German treats. Wash it all down with a quality beer for a terrific holiday feast.
Walk Around the City
Holzkirchen has beautiful architecture and nice clean air. It’s a great place to walk around, especially when it’s lit up for the holiday season. If you are a nature lover, you won’t want to miss out on stopping by Erlkam Lake which is a great place for taking in stunning views.
The Hackensee is a 12.4 mile loop trail in the city that is terrific for hiking. It features a serene lake and lovely scenery.
With biking being a popular German activity, you can rent a bike to check out the sites or walk around on foot.
Holzkirchen has a romantic vibe that makes it the perfect place to spend a quiet Christmas. Which of these activities will you be partaking in when you visit?