Niedereschach. Niedereschach. That’s not a word that flows so easy off the fingers on the keyboard. It is, however, easy enough to love — not only because of its location on the eastern side of the Black Forest and along some great scenic routes.
BTW, I learned about a new scenic route while learning about this town.
Anyway, Niedereschach lies along the 99km Schwarzwald-Querweg Rottweil-Lahr (it got a blue/red rhombus on yellow background signpost, so you know you’re going the right way). This route follows some high altitude (eventually getting up to 835 meters above sea level), so you won’t complain about the view, that’s for sure.
Niedereschach — Top Areas Of Interest
This town will take you from the tips of the mountain peaks to below the Earth’s surface. This was a medieval mining town, so off to the Bergwerke to learn all about mining copper and silver back in the Middle Ages.
Before you go off to eat, you still got stuff to see and do. Niedereschach also lies on the Neckar-Alb-Aare Roman Route, so off to the Römervilla Fischbach. Don’t just look at the foundation of a Roman villa — and think big deal. This place had its own latrine and heating system — modern conveniences of today some 2,000 years ago.
And if this isn’t an interesting enough scenic route for you, Niedereschach also lies along the German Clock Route (or in German: Deutsche Uhrenstraße). The Town Hall’s church clock is worth a snap.
Have you really come this far into Germany and not know about our penchant for promptness? Maybe this is why we love the clock so much. ;-)
Clocks aren’t the only thing we love — we also love our markets. For the last century, Niedereschach holds its weekly Taubenmarkt (Sunday morning). I’m sure the kids will love the chickens and rabbits.
The little ones will love the miniature golfing, horseback riding, and the petting zoo while they’re here, too. I like the whole public baking thing. Known as Brot backen in a Backhaus, Mr. Emminger (in Niedereschach proper) and Ms. Müller (in Fischbach) will show and guide you.
The only thing I need right now is some rest — no, maybe some more of that fresh baked bread. Ms. Müller — I need help… ;-)