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.
We travelled through a rural landscape to the single platform station at Weikersheim.
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.
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!”
The marketplace at Weikersheim.
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.
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.
Despite the raging hangover, we found time to take a look around the town and visit its famous castle in the morning.
Marketplace in the morning sunshine.
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.