Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Day 4: Attendorn

When we planned our trip with Harold he reached out to two of his patients, Dieter and Monika, who live in Germany and wanted us to come see them in Attendorn.

So last night we drove 4 hours out to Attendorn to visit.

Their neighbor Gunther spent the whole day showing us around.

These markers have the names of Jewish Attendorners who were taken and killed in WWII.

We walked along the road that was once where the city wall stood.

Our guide showed us around town, pointing out historical landmarks as well as nice homes around the neighborhood.

A pretty backyard that still has part of the original city wall.

One of the churches in town.

Attendorn is a small, wealthy city that sat right in the middle of the regional trade routes.

It's beautiful here. Very quiet and very clean.

Passing by the school.

One of the towers which still stands.

The other tower.

After walking around town we stopped by this restaurant to have some lunch.

We had these delicious pancakes topped with cream and fruit.

St John Baptist Church (St. Johannes Baptist)

I just love the carvings on the side of each pew.

Gunther then took us to the castle Burg Schnellenberg.

The castle has now been converted into a hotel.

Jeni loves the ivy on the walls.

Down the road from the castle we stopped to look out over Attendorn.

Last stop: Biggesee, the lake created by the reservoir.

The entire time we were in Attendorn was so nice and peaceful.