Southern Germany Travel Guide
Stop for coffee and cake on the 11th-century castle’s terrace, with a view of the red-roofed village below.
This festival includes fire-eaters and live medieval music as a backdrop to costumed craftsmen creating leather apparel, calligraphy, silver jewelry, baked goods, and hand-dyed clothing.
Dates: Late Nov.–Dec. 23
Pick up a bottle of cherry or plum eau-de-vie at the Alfred Schladerer distillery, run by fifth-generation vintner Heiner Ulmann.
The massive, 315-year-old market, set amid the city's gabled houses hung with fir branches and angels, sprawls across several historic center squares between the Gothic cathedral and ivy-clad castle.