First we headed up to the castle:
I love this photo. We told Elijah not to stand on the church pews so he kneeled and then when we told him they were used to pray, folded his hands to pray. So sweet!
Then we decided to take a walk up the hill to a winery and Jewish Cemetery. As I had mentioned in a previous post, the community used to have a large Jewish population. With Hitler's devastation, the town no longer has even one Jewish family in its midst. I did think it was neat that in the cemetery, there were old headstones that you could barely read done in Hebrew and some stones that were obviously replacements for original stones. Many of these dates back to the 1800's. There were, however, some more recent stones from people who chose to be buried near family members. There were also rocks on the top of the markers (similar to what you saw at the end of the movie Schindler's List.)
After our tour of the cemetery (we walked around it but not into the gate. We were worried the boys may move some of the stones on the markers), we hiked back downhill and to a beautiful Catholic church.
Elijah wanted to climb on the kneeling bench. We explained they were for praying. So he kneeled and folded his hands. How sweet is this? I can't wait to print a copy of this for my "sister" Kelsey.