Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

The penultimate gig on the Monochrome Set’s German tour saw the band travelling to the charming historic small town of Weikersheim in Baden-Württemberg, south Germany.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

We travelled through a rural landscape to the single platform station at Weikersheim.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Welcoming graffiti.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

The imposing spires of St George’s Church.

Old George was, according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for failing to recant his Christian faith.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

It’s a very small town, with a population under 8,000 souls.

Weikersheim’s website promotes the town with their less-than-snappy motto “Small but fine!”

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Night views.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

The marketplace at Weikersheim.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Weikersheim Castle.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

We were playing Club w71, a small and welcoming venue located in what looked like an old cricket pavilion in the middle of a field. The owners were superb hosts.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

My drum kit for the night. The crowd were fantastic – they’d definitely come to party!

There’s some photos from the gig on the club’s blog.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Despite the raging hangover, we found time to take a look around the town and visit its famous castle in the morning.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Marketplace in the morning sunshine.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Local architecture.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Weikersheim Palace was built in the 12th century and was the traditional seat of the princely family of Hohenlohe.

It’s been owned by the state of Baden-Württemberg since 1967 and visitors can tour parts of the Renaissance palace and the Baroque garden with many statues.

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

Photos of Weikersheim, Germany: the castle, street scenes and town views

More photos of Germany here