Deißlingen — Cycling On The Neckar And German Clock Route

It is really hard to talk about the town of Deißlingen without thinking about its history. This is really (really, really) old real estate around here, despite being a pretty modern town in Württemberg.

Back in the 1930s, then again in the 1990s, some Alemanni graves were found. This is a few centuries before the town was actually “recognized” in the 9th century. Yeah, sure, it sounds old; but some Roman artifacts were found here, making Deißlingen older than its birthday says it is.

I’m pretty sure the Romans and Alemanni had no clue that the Deißlingen of their day would morph into the town of just over 6,000; and would find itself on the German Clock Route, and the Neckartal-Radweg (Neckar Valley Cycle Trail).

Oh, you know what this last one means, right? A cycle path that’s great family fun, don’t you think? What’s really nice is the Neckar River runs right up the middle of the town, making a walk along its banks a nice outing for everyone. And Deißlingen sits on the edge of two other “districts,” so try not to wander too far off — lets you miss out on a party or something.

Deißlingen’s cultural events make for a nice family outing, too. Would you believe the town holds an Oktoberfest actually in, get this, October? Come Advent and Christmas time when the town has some other culture events that are great to enjoy through the season. And bring along the little ones to Deißlingen’s Kinderbasar, or Children’s Bazaar.

A festival is no time to visit any kind of museum, so wait until afterwards to go on over to see all the watch making history over at Deißlingen Hall.

For real, I know there isn’t a whole lot of other sightseeing going here in Deißlingen — but its long history and very pretty countryside make it easy to love it regardless.

 

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