Of course I came down with flu like symptoms a few days before having to drive across the country to take Thomas to a medical appointment. If you know anything about me you know that I am sick a good fourth of the year. Because of that I was not feeling up to the exhausting task of visiting a Christmas market. Instead of stopping at Heidelberg's market on the drive home Thomas & I stopped at a gas station so I could keep hydrated & rest for a moment. As the silvery morning light began to appear we noticed a castle so prominently sitting upon the mountain behind the gas station. It was so distinctive among the hills that rolled around it. After grabbing a drink & a snack we decided to follow the winding road up the mountain to get a better view of it.
As we drove onward the road got more and more narrow. I started to get a little anxious, until I spotted the castle. It was literally the entrance to the town. I pulled into the museum parking spot in front of the castle. Since I wasn't feeling well we quickly walked around taking in every curve & every stunning arch of the castle's architecture as quickly as we could. As we walked around I got the feeling that the castle walls for the most part actually remained & enwrapped around the entire town, but due to the wind nipping at our noses and hands we didn't explore for too long to try to find out. I snapped a few shots of the cozy homes below as smoke poured out of their chimney's to keep those inside cozy and warm. With numb hands & an aching for warmth we rushed back to the car for heat before we embarked on the rest of our journey home.
About the Castle
The Hohenlohe family has owned the castle since the 13th century. The castle was gutted by fire in 1945 & has been partially reconstructed. The entire town was almost completely destroyed in the last few days of WWII. It is now a museum of the seals from the Thousand Years.
Address: Schlossstrasse 16 74638 Waldenburg
Museum hours: WEEKDAYS for groups by appointment