Kirchheim unter Teck is located ideally at the foot of the enigmatic Swabian Alb mountain ranges and by the banks of the Lauter River.
Go back a century and you’re there where nature has that eternal quality that beguiles you into thinking you have actually stepped back in time. But being literally within minutes from Stuttgart you have everything you could possibly want right at your fingertips.
The little town of Kirchheim unter Teck derives its name from the old tower Teck that does duty as a fantastic look out tower. Make sure you climb up to the observation tower to get unparalleled views of this lovely land.
Perhaps the best place to begin your tour would be at the Old Town quarter which preserves its fairytale quality from its elegant towers down to its cobbled streets. The Town Hall is a medieval marvel which will give you plenty of photographs to cherish long after you’ve left.
The St. Martin’s Church or Martinkirche in the vicinity goes back to the 7th century and holds up very well thanks to renovations in the 15th century. Enjoy the lovely frescoes and renaissance artwork in the interiors.
This town will never cease to amaze you with its variety of enchanting sights. But perhaps the star attraction would have to be the old castle with its imposing walls and trench intact even after all these years. A guided tour of this 16th century edifice is mandatory if you truly intend to imbibe its ambience.
Kirchheim unter Teck lives up to its historic importance most tangibly in its Hauff Museum of the Prehistoric World. History from the ancient times unfolds before you in the form of an impressive display of artifacts, fossils, and archaeological exhibits that will simply blow you away.
Perhaps a visit to the Grain House or Kornhaus Museum is just what you need to complete the picture, so to speak. This 16th century building holds its share of history in the form of art, paintings, geological artifacts, and much more.