In Bavaria, the tradition of fair isle weaving is deeply entrenched. It is said that Biberach and its surrounding areas are full of life and colour, and it is easy to see why. There is certainly a wealth of opportunities to be found here for anyone looking to immerse themselves in creative activities, and it would be a shame to miss out on any of it just because you lack the digital nomad spirit.
The Main Attractions
One of the first things that may come to mind when thinking of Biberach is the Pilgrammer Festspiele. This renowned festival provides a spectacular opportunity to get in touch with traditional German culture and celebrate the finest music and theatre in the world. If you are looking for an accessible and authentic German experience, then this is as good a place as any to start your search.
It wouldn’t be Bavaria without a large concentration of castles. There are literally hundreds of kilometres of marked trails to follow, and with some planning you can combine several walks into a long-distance ramble that ends with a visit to a medieval fortification. There are also numerous cycling routes, which you can rent a tandem bike to complete. This is a great way to see the countryside around Biberach from a different perspective.
Where To Stay
If you are looking to immerse yourself in a truly German experience, then you should look no further than one of the region’s most historic hotels, the Biberacher Wiese. This former hunting lodge in the heart of the city is steeped in atmosphere and has hosted many luminaries over the years. Rooms here are beautifully presented and come with their own mini-bar, seating area and large en-suite bathroom. What’s not to love?
Further south, in the town of Füssen, you will find a truly unique architectural landmark; the Villa Witsch. This former princely residence was built in 1889 and inspired by a medieval Italian villa. It features a spectacular roof terrace and offers a prime view of the Bavarian Alps. If you stay here, you will be treated to some of the best dining experiences the town has to offer.
More About Biberach
Biberach is located between the two largest lakes in Bavaria, Tegel and Bodensee. There were once three lakes here called ‘Tegel’, ‘Bodensee’ and ‘Dürnhof’, but these were connected by a channel when excavations for the Schlössle train station started in the 1950s. Today, the lakes are a great place for recreation, particularly in the warmer months. There are various swimming pools available, as well as lakeside restaurants and a small beach. In the winter, the lakes are a fantastic setting for a thrilling game of ice hockey or skiing. It is an Olympic sport that was first introduced to the public here in the late 1800s.
One of the town’s principal attractions is the Deutsches Gymnasium. This school was founded in 1662 and has an exceptional music department that presents an annual festival here in the town. If you are looking to indulge yourself in some creative activities, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Getting Ready To Immerse Yourself In German Culture
If you are looking to immerse yourself in German culture, then there are numerous festivals, concerts and plays that you could see over the coming months that would be perfect for your needs. From the world-class opera and music festivals in the summer to the numerous Christmas markets and opera houses in the winter, there is something here to suit everyone’s tastes.
If you can’t make the effort to visit Germany during the faire isle weaving month, then don’t fret because there are plenty of other ways to get in touch with German culture. You could always try and learn a few phrases in German, order a drink or two at a pub, eat some bratwurst (German sausage) or kalbswurst (cabbage sausage) and celebrate Oktoberfest (German Beer Festival) with friends and family.