Pfarr- und Wallfahrtskirche St. Silvester
Just opposite the Hotel Post is the parish and pilgrimage church of St. Silvester. Let yourself be impressed by the history and the beautiful paintings.
Wasserfall Weiler Schrofen in Jungingen
The Weiler Schrofen waterfall, hidden in the forest between Jungingen (hikers’ parking lot near the sewage treatment plant) and Schlatt, is an attraction especially in cold winters and after long periods of rain.
Burg Hohenzollern in Hechingen
“Truly worth a long journey”
The panoramic view over the Swabian Alb, which even Kaiser Wilhelm II admired, is spectacular: “The view from Hohenzollern Castle is truly worth a long journey”. But a visit to the showrooms with art-historically important objects from the collections of the House of Hohenzollern is also an experience.
In addition to the Prussian royal crown, the treasury contains numerous mementos of Frederick the Great, the unforgettable Queen Luise and other personalities of German history, which is closely linked to that of the House of Hohenzollern.
Inspired by the novel ‘Lichtenstein’ by Wilhelm Hauff, the castle was built in neo-Gothic style in 1840-1842, the only one in the world based on a novel. The castle grounds include the Gerobau, the chapel, a spacious castle garden and the romantic castle courtyard. In the restored chambers of Count Wilhelm von Württemberg, the opulent splendor of late romantic living culture can be seen.
Lichtenstein Castle is a historic castle of the 19th century. It is located on the Alb ridge of the Swabian Alb at an altitude of 817 meters above sea level.
Discover and experience history up close at Sigmaringen Castle.
Craftsmen have been working for almost 5 years to build a medieval monastery like the one drawn and described by monks on the island of Reichenau in the 9th century.
On the medieval construction site “Campus Galli” near Meßkirch, an entire town is to be built in the forest over the course of the next few years!
But how did people build 1200 years ago? How did people split shingles, forge an axe or dye wool? What grains grew in the fields and what medicinal herbs in the gardens? The medieval building site is as much a research project as it is an open-air museum. Visitors are immersed in a world in which there were no machines and every step had to be done by hand, laboriously, in wind and weather.
The Wimsen Cave is the only water cave in Germany accessible by boat.
The ferryman takes visitors 70 m into the mystical earth’s interior and explains the formation, history and geology of the Wimsen Cave and Swabian Alb, as well as the relatively recent history of the historic Wimsen estate. The small hamlet of Wimsen is idyllically situated in the romantic Aachtal valley between Hayingen and Zwiefalten and is an ideal hiking paradise.
The Wimsen cave is in hibernation from the beginning of November to the end of March and serves as a roost for bats.
Stone Age Adventure and Excitement to the Power of Three for the Whole Family: Charlottenhöhle, HöhlenSchauLand, HöhlenHaus
Stone Age adventure and excitement to the power of three for the whole family: In the Charlottenhöhle, the longest walk-in show cave in the Swabian Alb, you can explore glittering stalactite worlds. The adventure museum HöhlenSchauLand offers talking stones, bats and earth history to participate in. The CaveHouse information center brings the Ice Age and the Swabian Alb Geopark to life. All around, a large adventure and water playground with nice resting places as well as a family-friendly gastronomic offer make the excursion day perfect. Throughout the year, there are also exciting events for families to participate in.
Open daily from April 1 to October 31. Charlottenhöhle closed from November 1 to March 31, HöhlenSchauLand and HöhlenHaus open with restrictions.