Kernen im Remstal is one of those little known towns you hope nobody comes to learn of and will remain a private, unspoiled paradise.
Now, extolling its beauty online is certainly not the way to go towards that end. But then, for how long can you keep a good town out of the tourist map? So, here goes…
Kernen im Remstal lies at the foot of the Remstaltraufbucht Schur. Getting there is easier than pronouncing the name, but suffice it to say, you will soon find that it is one of those landscapes that inspire poetic lines such as “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep…”
Well, you get the picture. Add to this enchantment, acres of vineyards that lie adjacent to the forest.
Kernen’s scenic beauty is not confined to the woods. There’s more natural beauty to be enjoyed courtesy of the Seemühle ranges with its characteristic silhouette known locally as the Cat’s Head.
Imagine spending hours touring, hiking or biking along the many trails that take you through such pleasurable activities such as bird watching, wine tasting, or simply relishing the fresh air and scenic splendor!
Kernen welcomes visitors to its city center where a variety of architectural delights line the historic lanes. The Y-Burg castle, dating back to the 13th century, is one venue where all roads lead to in Kernen, and with good reason too. Perched precariously on the slopes of a hill, the old structure looks quite impressive against the backdrop of vineyards in the distance.
To check out the momentous history of these ruins you should consider visiting the Y-Burg Museum housed in a splendid half-timbered building a short distance away.
Kernen im Remstal’s extensive wine regions are best enjoyed via the Stettener Wine Trail tour which takes you through all the best parts. The trails are marked, quite symbolically, with the figure of tipsy wine glasses you just can’t miss till perhaps you reach that stage yourself. Before you do that, make sure you find out the significance of the term “bread water.” ;-)