Not all that far from Stuttgart, along the Neckar River, is the lovely Swabian town of Deizisau. It isn’t very big, just over five square kilometers — but its small size doesn’t stop it from being pretty gosh-darn awesome.
Thus earning it its nickname: Perle im Schwabenland. Sweet, a Swabian gem.
Its central location makes it a great place to stay while you’re off castle hunting in this part of the region.
Deizisau — Top Areas Of Interest
Too bad it’s only the outside you can see at Schloss der Freiherren. It is privately owned — but if I’d own it, I’d let you all in. ;-)
Oh well, at least you’re welcome at its Polizeimuseum. That would be Police Museum in English; and you’re more than welcome to visit the inside of the Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall).
Along the Marktstraße are many of those framework houses we all love in Germany, and every Saturday is Deizisau’s Weekly Market from 7am – 11:30am. Yes, we love those in Germany too.
Oh, I know — we love Christmas Markets as well. So come the second Advent weekend when Deizisau holds theirs.
While Deizisau might be small, it isn’t a one horse show. They host an annual Hauptfest with Kinderfest on the weekend before the summer holidays kick off; and they hold the annual International Neckar Open — which isn’t golf or tennis, BTW. Nope, it’s a chess tournament.
Oh, did you know that Deizisau had the first post office within the Holy Roman Empire? Yeah, I didn’t either until today.
And speaking of Romans, Deizsau is just north of the Kastell Köngen (in Köngen), built in the 1st century A.D. Today there’s a Roman Museum Archaeological Park.
Hmm, I wonder what the Romans would think about Deizisau now? I’m sure they’d love it — especially since they could grab themselves a quick Coca-Cola, being that there’s a plant here now.
And I’m sure they would love visiting nearby Kloster Denkendorf to see its Romanesque Crypt and its frescoes.
Yeah, Deizisau might be small, but it does live up to its name as the Perle im Schwabenland.