Our little town of Feldkirchen-Westerham is situated about 25 miles south of Munich in a very rural, farming area. It consists of 2 small towns side by side much like the community of Dunkirk-Fredonia where I spent my youth. The population is about 10,500 people which again is much like Fredonia, New York. No wonder I like it here so much! Feldkirchen, established in the year 795 AD. Yes…that is correct, 795 AD. Kind of humbling, huh? Especially since the good ol’ US of A was founded in 1776! But as usual, I digress. Feldkirchen is really the town with the shops and services and grocery stores, car dealers and post office. Westerham is tiny and has a barn full of cows next to the Pizza Palour, bank and Bio Mart, which is German for Organic Food Store. I love them both! Feldkirchen has little shops, a Laundry, not a Laundromat, a real Laundry, a book store/paper goods store/ maps and pens and cards and gifts and gee wiz, I LOVE that store! The store has “Alabama” working in it. Alabama is a young lady who was a exchange student in, well, Alabama! She has the sweetest southern accent right here in Bavaria! Feldkirchen has 3 small Grocery Stores, a bank, the Post Office, several doctors offices, a grand Library, a wonderful Asian restaurant, 2 Optical stores, a Mattress/bedding store, a Meat Market, St. Laurentius RC Church and just ever so many other quaint little shops. We have a town square with benches and a fountain and a little stream running through it. The typical village Maypole is there with its blue and white stripes.It displays figurines that represent services available in town like a blacksmith or carpenter, etc. Blue and white are the colors of Bavaria. The sky is a shade of blue called “Bavarian Blue.” It’s a vivid color not seen elsewhere in Germany. There is no, I repeat no danger of a Strip Mall or fast food chains coming in here and wrecking havoc on this little community. Did I tell you I love it here? Because I truly do!
Thanks for stopping by today. Journey on!
Saint Laurentius Roman Catholic church
The town Square with the traditional May Pole
The town Kindergarten with a well used Playground
Typical Bavarian house with stunning flowerboxes
Our local Pharmacy or “Apotheke”