This Donkey sculpture is no ordinary Donkey!Take a closer look, I did!This sculpture was unveiled on 3 May 2000.This donkey was created by Peter Lenk, a sculptor from Bodman, Lake Constance. From what I have researched of his work, he sounds to be a very controversial artist!This Donkey has a very sad story!The Donkey is representing the story...more
When walking around the historic area of this town, I saw some sculpture's. I saw the Donkey, and then I found the Artist [Johann Baptist Pflug] , he looked to be back in days gone by, just as the sculpture did of a Woman and her children sitting on park benches, done by Danielle Bigata. This was a controversial Sculpture, I don't know why, I liked...more
After seeing the garden and Tower, I then walked through the arch in the Old Town Wall, and into the historic Weaver's Quarter. This area is also know as the "Artist's" area.House's here are quite old, with the one in my 1st photo being built in 1421. Inside, there is a small Pot Museum. Across the street, is an even older House that dates back to...more
Garden city is the name of the park near the Town Hall and the Old Town. It is also where I went to walk to the White Tower.It is a lovely little garden area, with a pond, and a sculpture of a little girl which I think maybe a fountain. The garden was planted with masses of Begonia's that looked a picture! Seats were scattered around, and if you...more
I could see a White Tower sitting upon a hill overlooking the Town of Biberach, and wondered what it was, and what had it been used for. I had to find out, so I headed in the direction of the Tower, and found a staircase leading to it. Once standing by it and looking upwards, I realized it was a very tall Tower. It had two underground floors and...more
This is a lovely Market Place, and if you are here on either Wednesday or Saturday, then you will have the chance to browse the Market.There is plenty of room, and plenty of Cafe's with outdoor seating, a rather nice Fountain, and lots of old eye catching historic buildings. At the southern end of the marketplace, [1st photo] is the Salzstadel and...more
It is the oldest still active shared church in Germany.This is a large, attractive Church in the centre of Biberach an der Riss, has had quite an interesting history since being built between 1337-1366.Before the Reformation, it was a Parish Church holding services for nearly all the Town who were Lutheran's. This changed in 1548, when the Holy...more
Would you believe, the "NEW" Town Hall was built in 1503!This attractive big building is now the offices of City Administration, including the Tourist information centre, where FREE Internet surfing is available. In here, was a display of Biberach the town in miniature, very well done and worth looking at!The Town Hall used to have Grocer's and...more
There is an old Town Hall too, and this one was built in the typical half-timbered brown & white in 1432.It states "It is one of the oldest still existing Kehlbalkendacher of its kind."It's had quite a varied life, including that large hall being used as a Butchery in 1432, The town Jail and war payments bureau till 1914, a weighing house from 1828...more
After seeing the Church of St. John the Baptist, I then when for a walk in the opposite direction.Here were some picnic tables and more good views, plus a War Memorial.I then followed the trail a little way down the hill to where a Castle ruin was. The tower had been restored, and there was a notice board with information on this Castle.Take the...more
Now we are talking old..........The year 805, was when a pilgrimage church was first mentioned on the hill at Offingen/ Bussen.The existing church originally was built in 1516, since then, some renovation's were done between 1960 & 1963. I was lucky as the Church was open and I could go inside. The stained glass window's were different to most...more
After our night at Offingen, we then drove about 1km to the Holy Mountain in the Bussen Mountain Range. It is one of the highest mountains in Upper Swabia. Wow! The views from here stretched for miles and miles. I read you can see the Munster in Ulm as well as the mountains stretching from Fussen in southern Bavaria to the Santis in Switzerland....more
Now, If you are looking for Toilet's [wc] in Biberach an der Riss, then you won't have a problem finding them.
Located in the Town Square is a brown and white half - timbered building sitting on its own.
That is them, check out the photo, I didn't think that building would be Toilet's but it was!