As nice as our accommodations were at Pension Eva were, we had to get out and see the town. It was hardly dark even at 10:00 so we had plenty of time to explore.

View of Ottobeuren from the basilica grounds

View of Ottobeuren from the basilica grounds

The next morning was rainy again so we were dodging the weather until later in the day.

Maypole in the rain

Maypole in the rain

Famous Basilica

Famous Basilica

Up and beyond the basilica we entered a park designed to practice the healing powers of Sebastian Kneipp, who was a 19th century native of this area.
Sebastian Kneipp

Sebastian Kneipp

Pond related to curative powers of water

Pond related to curative powers of water

We were particularly taken by the use of cold water, such as the basin to soak the arms in, and the knee deep wading pool for walking through deliberately.

Arm chilling station

Arm chilling station


Fortunately, we met a local doing the regimen who explained the method. We gave it a good shot ourselves and came out most refreshed, a feeling that lasted for hours.
The cold waiting pool, including the healthy old gentleman

The cold waiting pool, including the healthy old gentleman


Then we were ready for a good hike in the forest.
Trail marker

Trail marker

One of many trails

One of many trails

Trail markers

Trail markers


Along a well maintained route

Along a well maintained route

Finally we found relief at the basilica.
Inside the basilica

Inside the basilica

In search of relief

In search of relief

Fancy door to the lou

Fancy door to the lou

Then we lunched in the car while it poured outside.

Tiny meal

Tiny meal

Now fortified, we are ready to visit Suzi’s friend, Martina, in a nearby village.

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