Meßstetten — Lovely Invitation To The Swabian Alb

The main claim to fame in the town of Meßstetten is the Swabian Alb. By making Meßstetten your “base of operations,” you’ll be centrally located within the area to enjoy the best the Alb has to offer — which is something for the whole family.

Making reservations at the Feriendorf Tieringen are a good start. This family friendly resort has been around for many years and the views of the mountains in the background only enhances the charm.

FYI, the village of Heinstetten is one of the highest points on the Alb, some 917 meters (about 3000 ft) above sea level. Yes, that’s some view, isn’t it?

From here, you’re able to venture out to see the romantic Danube Valley in the south and Hohenzollern Castle in the north. I would say that the latter is almost as impressive as Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria; but, that would be a massive stretch of the imagination.

Burg Hohenzollern does have Wilhelm II’s crown, some personal effects of Frederick the Great, and a Thank You letter from George Washington to Baron von Stueben for his help with the American Revolution — so, that alone makes it pretty nifty.

Other than visiting Hohenzollern Castle, being indoors simply won’t do. Rent a bicycle and start galavanting about on all the bicycle trails; or, go exploring the caves all around the area of the Bodensee (Lake Constance).

I know, spend the day at a nearby amusement park or follow along the old Roman Road dotted with a few old Roman estate houses.

It’s not like I’m suggesting that you get up on one of the nearby ski lifts and either ski or ski jump down the mountainside. Although, that is possible if you REALLY wanted to.

The Maurermühle Unterdigisheim, an old mill that was used up until around the 1850’s, might seem pale in comparison to everything else; but, it’s still part of Meßstetten’s history. So, go see it if you can.

You’ll find that the town of Meßstetten (and the surrounding region) is so cool, that you just might find yourself yelling it from atop the hills of the Alb.

 

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