Burladingen on the Swabian Alb is a fantastic town to visit if you love the history of old castles. The oldest one dates back to the days of the Romans, who built the Burladingen Castellet.
All right, there’s more to do than just visit the countless castles (or, the ruins of castles) that dot the Baden-Württemberg landscape.
Before you go off exploring the many trails that lead off to those castles, there are a few other places that need to be seen. Burladingen boasts the only “whip museum” in the entire country with a look into how the things are actually made. The Village Museum is located in a beautiful 200 year old timber framed building with original furniture and exhibits on life in the Swabian Alb.
Don’t confuse the Village Museum with the Local History Musuem. Located in an old school building, the history museum offers a look into the rural life of the Swabian Alb and a historic look into the town itself.
St. Michael’s Church and the Chapel of St. Anna (16th century) are also quite popular spots for visitors.
Once that’s all out of the way, here’s your chance to see the countryside. If you head off on one of the many walking and hiking trails you’ll for sure see your fair share of old castles.
Some are in ruins, others are just as beautiful today as they were when they were built. Whatever you do, don’t miss the ruins of Castle Lichtenstein (late 12th century), Castle Burladingen (12th century), and the ruins of the 11th century Hohenringingen (wow, that’s a mouthful!).
The many walking trails throughout the countryside don’t all revolve around castles. One of the oldest trails is the pious Jacob’s Way, used by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Here’s your chance to walk in the centuries old footsteps of the faithful.
If you have any energy left, Burladingen has some fun outdoor activities like swimming and miniature golf. Don’t worry if its winter, many people come to town for some awesome skiing.
Sounds like a jolly grand time for everyone on the Alb!