The Rems-Murr-Kreis district of Germany takes its name from the two rivers that run through it — the Rems and the Murr. Whilst this area has as many impressive half timbered buildings as found elsewhere in this picturesque area of the country, it is the natural beauty that makes Rems-Murr-Kreis stand out.
Towns & Villages in the Rems-Murr-Kreis
- Kernen im Remstal
- Kirchberg an der Murr
- Leutenbach (Württemb.)
Located in the Swabian-Franconian mountains and covering parts of the Hohenloher Ebene, there are hiking and cycling routes covering much of the district, many passing by ruined castles and mills.
Murrhardt, for example, has not only a nature park but also some impressive waterfalls that draw gasps from visitors. It is also a noteworthy town in itself as a location for pilgrimage over the years.
The founder of the local monastery, Walt Erich, could allegedly heal all sorts of diseases and people came from all around for healing. The white-washed church here now bears his name.
Other sites well worth seeing while here are the asymmetric house in Schorndorf, built into the town wall, which looks like it could tumble at any time, and the excitement of the annual regatta at Backnang where locals compete for prizes in home-made boats.
Last but not least, there’s the cute air health resort town of Welzheim in the east with remnants from Roman times still present throughout town.