Did you stop in one of the cities or towns of Baden-Württemberg? Did you explore basically everything in this place and don’t know what else to do? Do not hurry to buy tickets to Bavaria, Switzerland or France, because Baden-Württemberg is a treasure trove of beautiful cities and towns, which you have never heard of!
For now, I am going to be your local guide, and I will tell you where you can go 😉
My story or how did I explore
This narrative began at the end of December when I just moved to Germany. As you may know, this time, at the end of December and at the beginning of January, when all of the Christmas are already closed, the most of Europe is half dead.
Of course I am joking, but the meaning is still the same: shops, cafes, restaurants, etc. do not work, so you are on your own. Especially if your family is faaaar away, you are soooooo doomed during this time!
So we took entertainment of ourselves in our hands and came to a conclusion, that the only one we can do, is to travel around the area.
Then the holidays passed by, but my curiosity was still there. I was searching a lot for places nearby, just for one day trip. And then I realized that Baden-Württemberg is a home for soooo many lovely towns! They’re quite small, but their historical parts are splendid. It seems like you jumped right into Medieval!
Let’s begin now? 😉
Before we start
I must say, it is just those towns I visited and which I could recommend. Do not expect to see there something big like Berlin or Munich. They are really small, only Reutlingen has a population almost 110,000, the others has even less, so you will not see Starbucks (except for Esslingen) and hundreds of malls.
Some of them have lively atmosphere, some of them has the calm one (you will see only grannies around 😉 )
But if you are ready for exploration of non-typical destinations, it is for you 😉
It is a lovely town in the mid of Baden-Württemberg, 30 km south of Stuttgart. If you are tired of hectic pace of city life, you will be pleased to spend a day in a quiet Herrenberg 🙂
Personally, I felt there like instead of a train I entered a time travel machine and stepped out in one of those romantic medieval towns! Herrenberg definitely marked my heart, and I will never forget this adorable petite city ❤
My impression of Schwäbisch Hall was something similar to my impression of Herrenberg. Quiet, steady pace of life, magnificent surroundings. However, there’s something that decaffeinates Schwäbisch Hall from the other cities of this area: a bit unusual architecture of the main square. Side by side you can see the baroque and traditional half-timbered houses.
Just 13 minutes from Stuttgart and you’re in another town with beautiful architecture. By the way, in Esslingen you have a chance to contemplate original buildings – the town, fortunately, wasn’t severely damaged during WW2.
When you have an opportunity, you can also drop by Reutlingen. A cozy city where you can find interesting and calming spots. By the way, Reutlingen hosts the most narrow street in the world!
I would say, without any doubts, that Tübingen is one of the prettiest cities of Baden-Württemberg. An excellent atmospheric city center will bring you in joy and peace. Every house, every corner is so photogenic, so that I promise you won’t let your camera out of hands! 😉
Don’t be confused as you just walk out of the train station, surroundings are not as you expect them to be 😀 Just be patient, walk 10 minutes towards “Stadtmitte” and you’ll get your portion of beauty 😉
If you are craving for hiking through mountains, but you do not have much money or time, this is definitely for you then! Bad Urach offers an enormous amount of wander paths through Swabian Alps, with its outstanding views, ruins of castles and waterfalls!
Be careful! Before going into the wild nature, buy some sprays for insects! There can be mites, so take care or yourself!
Just look at that! Doesn’t this castle look like from our beloved Walt Disney fairy tales, don’t it? You can get there by train from Stuttgart or from any other city or town, which follow this direction. A train schedule you can check on Deutsch Bahn website.
As it turned out, Baden-Württemburg is a treasure trove of castles! So just by accident we discovered a cute little castle nearby. It so neat and exquisite, but with a mountainous background it looks even more impressive!
The first thing you see, when you’re approaching Sigmaringen by train – it’s Sigmaringen Castle. Utterly impressive, I must say!
Frankly speaking, I didn’t have an opportunity to go inside and stroll through its halls, but I’ve heard it’s nice-looking in there!
Even you are not the big fan of shopping, I insist on visiting this outlet-city. There you can find dozens of brands and, the main point, the prices there ARE REDUCED!
Besides, very often shops offer extremely beneficial deals. For instance, 2 for the price of 1, up to 40 € you are getting a discount, etc.
P.S. I was there four times already, but I still don’t have any photos >__<
I am not saying “goodbye” to this topic. I am planning to visit more cities and towns and tell YOU about them! 😉