Rural central Germany

Gotha Travel Blog

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Farming village near Gotha (Wahlwinkel)

The drive was beautiuful with many rolliing green hills and valleys with bridges across little streams.

 A short distance down the road we entered a farming village of Wahlwinkel,near Gotha, with the most beautiful of churches. The tower looked a bit medieval a helment like dome and an open spire. The church is St. Gotthard Kirche. I've been unable to find any information on it, even on the internet. The land around looked freshly tilled and ready for some type of planting or had just been harvested and prepared for spring.

Back to the rolling hills with idyllic townships and rad barns and even a castle keep.

Keep and monastary on the distant hills (near Muhlberg)
 It's easy to imagine the simple life of the middle ages here. Well, it wasn't really that simple or even safe. It would have been really scary but, for my purposes, I'm envisioning a happy place.

There were many medieval buildings in the area, even a former monastery like in Mullberg, a town mentioned as far back as 1230. There has been many excavations of Slavic settlements, here. With the many hills around, its easy to see why this area was chosen for settlement as it would have been a little easier to protect against invaders.

If we had the time, I would have easily stopped at any of these sites to explore. The non touristy Germany that is not usually seen would have been a treat. A road trip of non touristy villages, I'll have to work on that one.

As the km sign shows, though, we had many kilometes left to go but, atleast the view was interesting.

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Farming village near Gotha (Wahlwi…
Farming village near Gotha (Wahlw…
Keep and monastary on the distant …
Keep and monastary on the distant…
Village in the valley
Village in the valley
Rolling hills
Rolling hills
Tall spire
Tall spire
Near Muhlberg - left side of highw…
Near Muhlberg - left side of high…
Near Muhlberg - right side of high…
Near Muhlberg - right side of hig…
Close up of Monastary
Close up of Monastary
Still, a ways to go
Still, a ways to go
Gotha
photo by: delsol67