Remseck am Neckar occupies an auspicious place in the beautiful Baden-Württemberg countryside northeast of Stuttgart, where the Rems River flows into the Neckar. Hiking and cycling its rural paths and boating on its waterways are recreational pastimes enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Indeed, two wonderful routes have been created to take you along the intersecting rivers. One follows the banks of the Neckar for 80 kilometers; the other takes you along the Rems for more than 50 kilometers.
Both of these routes feature cantilever bridges. They were the two largest in Europe when constructed in 1988 and 1990, respectively.
Their frames are made completely of wood, paneled with overlapping glass plates. This makes them pleasing to the eye as well as practical for pedestrians and cyclists.
Local history traces back to the early 12th century. That’s when the village of Aldingen was established.
In this part of town, you can still see the 1398 Parish Church of St. Margaret, with its gothic architecture and 500-year-old grave monuments. You will also want to visit the Renaissance Castle, built in 1580, to admire its baroque portal and ceiling murals.
Three more castles will attract your interest here as well. The Hochberg Castle has a knight’s hall that has been around since 1593, while the Hochdorf Castle is even older, completed in 1500, but mostly rebuilt in 1612. Then, atop a mountain spur overlooking the town, you will come to the more recent Remseck Castle, erected on the site of medieval ruins in 1842.
In the immediate vicinity you will find two old town halls, attesting to the independent municipalities that preceded the town’s consolidation in 1975. The one at Neckargröningen has survived since 1592, and the one with half-timbered gables at Neckarrems has been a fixture here since 1564.
For a true overview of the history of the area, the Heimatstube Museum at Neckarrems displays farming implements and a reproduction of a cobbler’s workshop. The Radio Museum will take you back to 1924 and the pioneering days of broadcasting.
Then, the Dorfschmiede Museum will give you insights into the blacksmith’s art. And finally, the Ölmühle at Neckargröningen is a functioning 200-year-old windmill, also featuring its own museum. So much to see!