Allgäu Heaven – Ottobeuren
Posted on July 9, 2013
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.
The next morning was rainy again so we were dodging the weather until later in the day.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.
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.
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.
Then we were ready for a good hike in the forest.
Finally we found relief at the basilica.
Then we lunched in the car while it poured outside.
Now fortified, we are ready to visit Suzi’s friend, Martina, in a nearby village.