How do you want me to start off about a trip to Frickenhausen in Baden-Württemberg. Do you want me to talk about how the town falls on the Way of St. James? Or, do you want me to start off mentioning the Swabian Alb?
Hmm, tough choices? I think so, too. ;-) Well, what about starting off with the Alb?
Frickenhausen offers guided tours through the Swabian Alb, in case you don’t want to wander off too far on your own. You’ll get a deeper look into the flora & fauna of the area, as well as Swabian traditions and customs, passing wineries along the way. You might want to hike around those, no driving for you if you’re hitting up the sauce.
Frickenhausen (Württemberg) — Top Areas Of Interest
A popular hiking route is the Eduard-Mörike-Weg, a 108km scenic route that comes right through, brings to life the German poet’s (and Evangelical pastor) work of Das Stuttgarter Hutzelmännlein. Along the way, you’ll find lots of cafes and restaurants if you’re hungry; and quite a few guesthouses if you’re tired.
Rest up, because if you’re traveling on the Way of St. James. this is a walking or cycling route, and you got a long way to go before you reach the Cathedral in Santiago, Spain (in case you’re that ambitious ;-).
For more than a thousand years, pilgrims have come to walk to the burial place of James, the Apostle. To know if you’re going the right way just follow the blue signs with the yellow shell. But, don’t leave town before you’ve seen the Jakobsbrunnen (Jacob’s Well).
To keep with the religious theme, I wouldn’t skip outta town before seeing the Kirche Zu unserer lieben Frau either. I mean the 15th century Church of Our Lady, for the non-German speaking.
I don’t think it matters if first you follow St. James or if you go the way of Mörike — you’ll love it just the same. This is the Swabian Alb after all, so how could you go wrong?