Just when I think Germany can’t get any prettier, or I can find something to make me speechless, I’m proven wrong. That’s OK, I can be wrong when it comes to visiting places like Aldingen in Baden-Württemberg.
Ohhh, all the better to hike or cycle the countryside, don’t you think? One particularly fantastic route is the Donauberglandweg. Another will take you up the Dreifaltigkeitsberg. Look, you don’t have to pronounce the name of this 985-meter high hill, just climb it to see a beautiful pilgrimage church.
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You don’t have to do much vertical walking if you don’t want to, either. There are enough BBQ grilling areas, golf holes, or other walking routes to keep you entertained.
There’s even a nifty museum in Aldingen with a 215 million year old fossil and a reconstruction of an 8th century wooden church. While it might only be open on the first and third Sunday of the month, the admission is FREE; so don’t complain. ;-)
In-between the visit to the Local History Museum and hikes out into the blue yonder, you might want to shop for some local goodies at Aldingen’s Weekly Market on Fridays or the Christmas Market in November.
If you’re lucky enough to be here for the Aldo Festival in July, then you’re in for a super fun partying treat right out in the middle of the Marktplatz (Market Square). Swabian food, Black Forest cuisine, music, dancing, beer & wine; oh, I have found Heaven.
I don’t think a visit to Aldingen’s indoor pool and sauna would be good idea on this festival day, do you? Save it for another one.
But, since Aldingen is heavenly, I don’t think you’ll be in any rush to leave — so you got plenty of time to enjoy.