Trips / Pappenheim
From Paderborn to Treuchtlingen Early August 2017, we visited family in the Bavarian town of Pappenheim. As we went with six people, three went by car and the other three by plane. René had arranged that we could use the grass airfield Treuchtlingen, nearby Pappenheim. On Monday we flew to Treuchtlingen, and on Wednesday we flew back. Normally Treuchtlingen airfield is not open on weekdays, but the operator, who lived nearby the airfield, opened the airfield for our arrival and departure.
Marry and Wim at Paderborn-Lippstadt
En-route to Treuchtlingen
At Treuchtlingen airfield
Pappenheim After we had arrived at Treuchtlingen we called for a taxi to Pappenheim. We spent time with the family, and later on in the afternoon also the second half of our group arrived by car.
Visitors at Pappenheim
Michael, Barbara, Sofia, Addy
Castle of Pappenheim
Maritas' art café
Wülzburg and Weißenburg On Wednesday four of us went by car to visit the historic fortress Wülzburg and Weißenburg. We first visited the fortress. After the visit we had a coffee at the nearby Weißenburg glider airfield, that also has an asphalt runway. Then we visited the town of Weißenburg, where we also had lunch. In the evening we all had diner in restaurant Zum Hollerstein in Zimmern, along the river Altmühl.
Wülzburg historical fortress
Weißenburg glider airport
Family at diner
Weißenburg in Bayern
Weißenburg in Bayern is the capital of the district Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen. The history of Weißenburg is generally traced back to the Roman fort that was built in the area towards the end of the first century. The first mention of the name Weißenburg is in a deed dating from 867. The city became the seat of a royal residence during the reign of the Franks. Weißenburg became part of the Bavarian kingdom in 1806.
Old Town Hall
The old town hall of Weißenburg is one of the icons of the city. The building was erected from 1470 to 1476 at the height of the heyday of the Weißenburgs as the town hall of the then Reichsstadt. The construction of the archive tower of the building took place in 1567. The three-storey Steildach building consists of sandstone blocks and is decorated in gothic style. The New Town Hall is on the other side of the market square.
The Ellinger Gate (Ellinger Tor) is the most famous medieval city gate of the city fortification of Weißenburg, and forms the northernmost part of the Old Town. The main tower dates from the 14th century and was expanded around 1510 around the foredeck and two smaller towers with curved domes. The top floor was erected in 1662. Since 1977, the tower houses the Historic Council Library of the City of Weißenburg.
Wülzburg is a historical fortress on a hill about 2km east of the center of Weißenburg. It was originally a Benedictine monastery dating from the 11th century, and converted into a fortress from 1588 to 1605. Today it is part of the city of Weißenburg, and one of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses in Germany. During World War I, Charles DeGaulle was imprisoned at the Wülzburg. Also during World War II it was used as a prison camp. (A guide to Weißenburg)
From Treuchtlingen to Paderborn On Wednesday morning, after breakfast, we flew back from Treuchtlingen to Padderborn-Lippstadt.
At Treuchtlingen airfield
Margaret saying good-bye
Landing at Paderborn-Lippstadt
Marrie and Wim at Paderborn-Lippstadt