Rudersberg is one of those towns lucky enough to say that it’s at the Swabian-Franconian Forest. Oh, the countryside! It’s a place where you swim in a crystal clear lake, or hike nature trails that seem to go on forever and a day. Yes, that’s Rudersberg.
The Swabian-Franconian Forest isn’t the only thing that will get your attention, though.
For instance, its Old Town Hall on the Marktplatz has a beautiful framework front and a great place to stop for something to eat, now that it’s a restaurant and cafe; right next door is the town’s Johanneskirche with its Gothic style windows. Over on the Church Square, there’s the early 18th century Petruskirch.
Rudersberg — Top Areas Of Interest
Now, it’s time to get goin’ in the forest. Actually, you can stay there because the 13th century Burg Waldenstein is now a castle hotel. The sweeping views of the forest from the castle are legendary and I can’t think of any place better to spend a few nights.
Just for the record, there are a few smaller guesthouses in and around Rudersberg. Hey, all those tourists that come to hike, bike, walk, or swim in the forest have to stay somewhere! :-)
One of the coolest attractions in the forest is the old train that runs along the Swabian-Franconian Forest Course. It’s an old steam locomotive with old 1950’s style passenger cars. This is great for the kids and for us adults that never lost the kid in us!
If you’re willing to explore just a further bit out than Rudersberg Proper, in the Forest you’ll find an outdoor Roman Museum with an old castellet and exhibitions on the life of those roaming Romans. ;-)
Don’t worry too much, Rudersberg makes getting around the Forest easy enough; you can take the Forest Bus around from place to place and there’s a trailer on the back to put your bicycle on (just in case you’ve had enough riding for one day).
With any luck, maybe the driver will drop you off at the castle hotel. That’s where I’d be and would look forward to seeing you there!