":D in Scheinfeld" Scheinfeld by Nemorino
Scheinfeld Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 26 photos
Scheinfeld is a happy town in the Steiger Forest in Franconia, northern Bavaria.
You can tell it’s a happy town because some internet-savvy person has written :D with a felt-tipped marker in the upper left-hand corner of the sign.
Up on a hill overlooking the town there is a castle or palace (the German word Schloss can mean both) called Schwarzenberg and a monastery with the same name.
In the summer of 2011 I rode over to Scheinfeld on a car-free bicycle route from nearby Markt Bibart.
Eight years earlier a short-time VirtualTourist member named David (member name DeNisme) walked the same route with a friend of his. When he returned home to Chicago he joined Virtual Tourist, wrote one page with one photo and then disappeared from the site a week later.
His one page was about Scheinfeld, which he described as “just a small town with a Schloss called Schwarzenberg but we had a purpose in going and being there. My friend had lived in the Schloss as a young Lithuanian refugee immediately after the war.”
On a Sunday morning almost sixty years later they “retraced the walks taken from the train station back to Scheinfeld” and took a photo of the town, the castle and the monastery.
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