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Civic arms Weilheim

Weilheim is the administrative hub of the Weilheim-Schongau Region which is also called the "Pfaffenwinkel". Loosely translated means that "Priest's Corner". This part of Upper Bavaria is know for its many churches and monasteries. Obviously the priests found this a popular place to settle!
Weilheim has a population of over 21 000 and can be a good starting point for exploring the surrounding area.
The town is almost a thousand years old and whenever we arrived there a festival was going on.

Bavarians love to celebrate -and they always find a reason

Elizabeth was never shy or embarrassed to approach local people and ask for something.
Even in her funny accent laden German Elizabeth was able to make herself understood. She soon found out that Bavarian is a language in itself.
I repeatedly told her that it is not proper to use the not formal "Du" for "you" when speaking with a stranger but she still insisted on using it instead of the informal "Sie".
She remedied that by saying "da" for everything. This brought many smiles from the locals. But it was all fun.
Using hands and feet on top of that to express herself always made for an interesting show.
I always kept my mouth shut and just watched and listened. it was much better than any comedy show on German TV.
I was still amazed about all the things which Elizabeth discovered during our little sightseeing tours. Not only in shops, boutiques or on a market. Cats looking out of a window. An older woman still riding a bicycle. Little children holding hands when walking. You name it.

Weilheim - many thanks to "Oliver Spalt" and Wikipedia

Weilheim - many thanks to "Oliver Spalt" and Wikipedia

Weilheim, as in many towns in Germany has a designated pedestrian area. Elizabeth commented on this excellent idea and tried to convince people in Canada that the same thing should be done.
Unfortunately, she failed. People in Canada still think that through traffic involving large 16 wheelers add to big business. It is a real shame that many once flourishing down towns have been replaced with large sprawling shopping malls making the down towns a thing of the past. If you have seen one shopping mall, the others are just carbon copies. Smaller unique privately owned little businesses have been replaced by bigger, cheaper department stores.
Believe it or not, Elizabeth and I agree with this. How can people who have never seen such wonderful down town be so narrow minded.
Located in the old city hall you can visit the "Pfaffenwinkel -Museum", take a dip in the public the indoor swimming pool or just relax in a nice restaurant. My favorite pastime.

Also many thanks for some pictures to the nice people from Weilheim and the Tourist Board of Bavaria

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