Can anybody tell me what are the nice places that can be visited in Heilbronn (Germany)??
- BolanLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Heilbronn is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Stuttgart. This district-free city is completely surrounded by the district Heilbronn. It is located on the river Neckar . As of 2004, it has ~120,900 inhabitants.
Heilbronn was first mentioned as Helibrunna in 741. In 1281, it was declared city by Rudolph I.
The Neckar Valley, in the north of the state, is a major wine-growing region, with vineyards located around castles such as Gutenberg, Hornberg and Hirschhorn, each of which offers splendid views of the surrounding landscape.
To the east of the romantic university town of Heidelberg, another scenic route begins, the 280km- (175 mile-) long Castle Road, which leads to Nuremberg in Bavaria. This route follows the river, branching off at Heilbronn and continuing east to medieval places such as Rothenburg and Ansbach, also across the state border in Bavaria.
Further to the south is the Swabian Jura, a limestone plateau between the Black Forest and Europe’s longest river, the Danube. Places to visit here include Hohenzollern Castle near Hechingen, Beuren Abbey and the BÃ¤ren Caves. Picturesque towns include Urach and Kirchheim-unter-Teck.
Einstein’s birthplace, Ulm, houses the world’s tallest cathedral spire (161m/528ft). Following the road from Ulm, one reaches Reutlingen and Blaubeuren, with its fine abbey. Zwiefalten has another remarkable Baroque church.
In the southwestern corner of the state, the Rhine acts as a natural border between France, Germany and Switzerland. To the east of the river lies the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) where fine mountain scenery and beautifully situated lakeside resorts like Titisee-Neustadt and Schluchsee combine to make the area popular year-round – with walkers in summer and skiers in winter. The historical character of the area is preserved in the Black Forest Open Air Museum at Gutach.
The Romans first recognised the therapeutic powers of the Black Forest’s springs. In addition to the region’s best-known spa town, Baden-Baden, there are many other charming villages and resorts in the surrounding area, principally Freudenstadt, which claims to have more hours of sunshine than any other German town. The climatic spa of Triberg has 162m- (531ft-) high waterfalls and a swimming pool surrounded by evergreens.
BADEN-BADEN: The Black Forest’s chief spa, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe during the last century. Travellers still flock to this delightful town to ‘take the waters’, which may be inhaled as a vapour, bathed in or simply drunk. Fortified by the water’s therapeutic powers, one can take advantage of the town’s many sporting facilities. For the less energetic, the evening could be spent playing roulette or baccarat in a casino which Marlene Dietrich herself regarded as the most elegant in the world. Other attractions include the Baroque Kleines Theater, National Art Gallery, the Friedrichsbad Romano-Irish temple and baths, the Margravial Palace (museum), 15th-century Collegiate Church, Russian Church, Romanesque Chapel, parks and gardens, Lichtentaler Allee, tennis, riding, 18-hole golf course, winter sports, international horse racing weeks at Iffezheim and a modern congress hall.
CONSTANCE (KONSTANZ): Constance is a German university and cathedral town on the Bodensee (Lake Constance) which has shores in Austria, Switzerland and the Germany. Constance (Konstanz) is a frontier anomaly, a German town on the Swiss side of the lake, completely surrounded by Swiss territory except for a strip on the waterfront. Attractions include the KonzilsgebÃ¤ude (14th century); Renaissance Town Hall (16th century); historic old Insel Hotel (14th century); Barbarossa-Haus (12th century); Hus-Haus (15th century); and the old town fortifications Rheintorturm, Pulverturm and Schnetztor. The town has theatres, concert halls, a casino and hosts an international music festival as well as the Seenachtfest, a lake festival. Reichenau, an island with a famous monastery and the island of Mainau, with stilted buildings, make an interesting day trip.
EXCURSIONS: The Bavarian town of Lindau is a former free imperial city on an island in Lake Constance. It has a medieval town centre and an old Town Hall (1422-35). Other attractions include Brigand’s Tower, Mang Tower (old lighthouse), Cavazzen House (art collection), Heidenmauer (wall), St Peter’s with Holbein frescoes; harbour entry (new lighthouse); international casino; and boat trips. Opposite the town of Constance (Konstanz) is Meersburg, an old town with two castles. Here is also the German Newspaper Museum which covers the history of the German-language press on its three floors. The museum is only open during the summer. As an area, Lake Constance is the focal point of a delightful holiday district, rich in art treasures and facilities for outdoor activities. The Rheinfall (Rhine Falls) at Schaffhausen, a Swiss town on the north shore of the lake, are a spectacular draw just over the border.
FREIBURG: Freiburg is the gateway to the Black Forest, an archepiscopal see and an old university town. The Gothic Cathedral (12th to 15th centuries) has a magnificent tower (116m/380ft) and is a much lauded architectural masterpiece. Views from the top are reward indeed for the climb. Other attractions include the historic red Kaufhaus on the Cathedral Square (1550); Germany’s oldest inn, Zum Roten BÃ¤ren; and many excellent wine taverns. The city is famous for its trout and game dishes and environmental innovation – for which it has earned the title of ‘green capital’ of Germany. Museums include Zinnfigurenklause (pewter figures) and the Augustinemuseum housing Upper Rhine art. The Wentzingerhaus hosts the City History Museum. The nearby Schauinsland Mountain (1284m/4213ft) is accessible by cable car.
EXCURSIONS: Nearby Todtnauberg in the Upper Black Forest is the highest resort in the Black Forest (1006m/ 3300ft) and a perfect observation point is the Belchen summit nearby. The highest mountain is the Feldberg, with its popular winter skiing slopes.
HEIDELBERG: The most famous place on the Neckar River is Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg, dominated by the ruins of its famous 14th-century castle. Other attractions include more than 10 museums; the ‘Giant Cask’ in the cellar holding 220,000 litres (48,422 gallons); Church of the Holy Ghost; St Peter’s Church; Karlstor (gate); and wine taverns. The castle is partly Renaissance, partly Gothic and Baroque in style, and serenade concerts take place during the summer in the courtyard. Another highlight is the German Museum of Pharmacy
HEILBRONN: Heilbronn is a former imperial city, surrounded by vineyards and situated on the Castle Road. The Renaissance Town Hall has an outside staircase, clock, gable and astronomical clock. Other attractions include the 16th-century KÃ¤thchen House, the Gothic Kilian Church with its 62m- (203ft-) high tower (1513-29), and the Shipping Museum. The town is also a good base for excursions into the Neckar Valley.
STUTTGART: The state capital is a green and open city surrounded by trees and vineyards with only a quarter of its area built on. Two of its major industries are car manufacture and the publishing industry. Attractions include the modern Staatsgalerie; the Prinzenbau and Alte Kanzlei on the Schillerplatz; the Neues Schloss, a vast palace now accommodating the State Museum, which served as the residence for the kings of WÃ¼rttemberg and has been painstakingly restored after 1945; WÃ¼rttemberg Regional Museum; 15th-century Collegiate Church; TV Tower (217m/711ft high); Killesberg Park; Ludwigsburg Palace; Wilhelma Zoo; botanical gardens; theatre (ballet); and mineral-water swimming pools. The Stuttgart Ballet and Chamber Orchestra enjoy worldwide renown. There are Mercedes and Porsche museums, a covered Markthalle (Market Hall), and wine and beer museums. The city is also home to the Carl Zeiss Planetarium.Source(s): Read More http://www.cosmostourama.co.uk/countryinfo.php?cou...
- Anonymous4 years ago
Germany is a first-rate situation to discuss with and the opposite man or woman is improper the German humans are very pleasant. If you've got a threat to head do it and ensure you simply dont spend all of your time in Berlin.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There was a hilltop I spent a miserable week or so during a Reforger exercise in the 80s somewhere around that place you might like. I never did.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
heilbronn is the town where i was born. my mother left with me just about a month before allied bombing burned the town. i have not been back there since. but from some pictures i have the countryside looks very nice. there is probably not much of the original town which survived the fire.