Cloistered (Ulm to Ubermarchtal)

Reasonable ride of fifty or so clicks today from Ulm to the village of Ubermarchtal. Cool and overcast most of the day, which made for very pleasant riding weather.

View from the front door of our guest house. It has knobs on.

We’re staying in a spectacular Catholic Church-owned monestary complex, the Ubermarchtal Kloster. Parts of the buildings apparently date back to about 800 AD, the guest rooms are freshly renovated and well equipped, and the food was really, really good. The place is also some sort of Church school/education centre, but also provides lodging for modern pilgrims and, apparently, random groups of sweaty pagan touring cyclists!

I might have to revise my opinion of the Catholic Church up one or two notches if they always run such lavish and reasonably priced accommodation…

Off down the Danube to Siegmaringen tomorrow, another easy and fairly short stage.

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

One reply on “Cloistered (Ulm to Ubermarchtal)”

wow-what a trip you are having!
Glad the you like the meals and accomodation here. Can’t find many of the places on the maps you left but know you are getting slose to Swizerland.

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