Top 20 Highlights

Hohenzollern Castle

Castle

Burg Hohenzollern

With battlements and towers, this castle looks straight out of a storybook. The Neo-Gothic complex dates from 19th century, but there has been a fortress here for almost 1,000 years.

Lichtenstein Castle

Castle

Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein Castle is also known as the 'fairytale castle of Württemberg', as its architectural style and furnishings are reminiscent of the Romantic period. Thus, it sees itself as a homage to the Middle Ages.

Wimsener Höhle

Cave

Hayingen

The Wimsen Cave (Geopoint of the UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb) is the only show cave in Germany accessible by boat and also the deepest explored underwater cave in Germany.

OUTLETCITY METZINGEN

Factory outlet

Metzingen

Discover the city of fashion

Visitors from around the world have long seen OUTLETCITY METZINGEN as a real city of fashion on a par with with major style capitals around the world.

Oberes Donautal

Valley

Tuttlingen

Craggy cliffs rising almost vertically into the sky, impressively bordering an already narrow valley, and one of Europe's most famous rivers, which at this point still passes more for a well-behaved little river - welcome to the "Swabian Grand Canyon"!

Sigmaringen Castle

Castle

Sigmaringen

Standing high on a cliff above the Danube, Schloss Sigmaringen was built as a fortress. Over the centuries, it has been transformed into a royal residential palace, complete with fairytale towers and turrets, bay windows and terraces. 60 miles/100 km south of Stuttgart.

Blautopf

Spring

Blaubeuren

The particularly beautiful karst spring, nestled in the valley basin of Blaubeuren, is an admirable natural phenomenon that shows itself in beautiful blue and green hues.

Limes Museum Aalen

History museum

Aalen

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ulm Museum

History museum

Ulm

Visiting the Ulm Museum is travelling through time in a most fascinating way: The “Lion Man” carved from mammoth ivory is more than 35,000 years old, which makes it the world's earliest figurative human/animal shaped sculpture.

Steiff Museum

Children’s & family museum

Giengen (Brenz)

The world’s most famous teddy bears are made by Steiff and are recognizable by the iconic button in their ears.

Drei Kaiserberge

Observation point

The Drei Kaiserberge Hohenstaufen, Rechberg and Stuifen are outliers of the Swabian Alb and form a striking group of three between Göppingen and Schwäbisch Gmünd, which are visible from afar and shape the landscape.

Lemberg with Lemberg Tower

Trail

Gosheim

At 1,015 m, the Lemberg is the highest mountain in the Swabian Alb.

On a clear day, you can see as far as the Alps to the south, the Black Forest to the west and the Stuttgart TV tower to the north.

Albgut - Altes Lager

Park

Münsingen - Auingen

Immerse yourself in an existing world created more than 100 years ago and almost unchanged to this day. albgut invites you to a place to live and celebrate, to dream and ponder.

Campus Galli

Children’s & family museum

Meßkirch

Craftsmen have already been working for several years to build a medieval monastery like the one drawn and described by monks on the island of Reichenau in the 9th century: a large abbey church, living quarters, workshops, stables and gardens.

Bärenhöhle

Cave

Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen

Already 20,000 years ago the Bear cave in Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen was inhabited, whereof bone findings of rhinos, cave lions and bears evidence.

The Bear cave in Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen and the Fog cave in Sonnenbühl-Genkingen lead to the world of stalagmites and stalactites, and of cave bears. In the function of a Geopark info centre they show visitors the fascinating realm of depth of the Swabian Alb.

Panorama Therme Beuren

Thermal bath

Beuren

The Panorama Therme Beuren, which has been awarded 5 Wellness Stars by the German Spa Association, offers relaxing "healthy bathing" on 1,000 m² of water surface.

Urweltmuseum Hauff

Natural history museum

Holzmaden

The Hauff Prehistoric World Museum in Holzmaden offers exciting experiences for young and old in all weathers and an impressive overview of the fascinating marine world of the Jurassic period.

Kloster und Schloss Bebenhausen

Monastery

Tübingen

The medieval monastery complex of Bebenhausen is nestled in the rolling hills of the Schönbuch Nature Park. Some of the buildings were converted into a royal hunting lodge in the 19th century.

Ulmer Münster

Church

Ulm

The size of a cathedral, this church is one of the world’s architectural masterpieces, with a spire soaring an amazing 530 ft/161.53 m into the sky. Although construction began back in 1377, it was not finished until 1890. Then, it was the world’s tallest building; but this record lasted only until Philadelphia’s city hall was completed in 1901. But, it is still the tallest church in the world, the equivalent of 66 storys high!