In my previous post, I mentioned that I was going to show you pictures from Poppenweiler in a separate post. Here they are:
Approaching the centre of Poppenweiler, with the church and some picturesque old houses:
Along the way:
I found this doorway rather unusual and beautiful. My first guess was that this was done in the 1920s (the house itself being much older, of course), but my sister suggested it could even be older, it has a definite Art Deco look about it.
Next to the church.
The church itself - being Protestant - was closed. That is, by the way, something I've never understood: Why are Catholic churches nearly always open, and the Protestant ones nearly always closed? Anyway. This one was started many centuries ago, long before the tower was erected in 1428. The way the building looks today is much as it was enlarged and renovated in 1601. Unfortunately, space around the church is so limited that I could not get far away enough to take a proper picture of the whole thing.
Soon, we were on our way back. It was an interesting excursion to a place I don't really know, in spite of it being so close to home. Poppenweiler is much, much older than Ludwigsburg; its first mention on a charter dates back to the year 1122 (while Ludwigsburg was only founded in 1704). The village became part of Ludwigsburg (administratively speaking) only in 1975.
Wikipedia even tells me something about its funny name: Boppo was a male first name in medieaval times, and Weiler simply is a different term for village, hamlet, settlement. So, this was Boppo's village to begin with.
Next up will be something about what I did on Sunday - watch this space!