Sigmaringen District Is A Historian’s Dream

Sigmaringen District is an area of great variety and it is almost impossible to pin down its character to any one strength. Indeed, there are plenty of beautiful old churches and fascinating monasteries, together with medieval town centers, but there is also so much more to this area.

Sigmaringen District Map

Map of the Sigmaringen District

Towns & Villages in the Sigmaringen District

  • Bad Saulgau
  • Beuron
  • Bingen (Sigmaringen)
  • Gammertingen
  • Herbertingen
  • Herdwangen-Schön.
  • Hettingen
  • Hohentengen (Saul.)
  • Illmensee
  • Scheer
  • Schwenningen (Bad.)
  • Sigmaringen
  • Sigmaringendorf
  • Stetten a. kalt. Markt
  • Veringenstadt
  • Wald (Hohenzollern)
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A perfect example is Hettingen which features not one but two museums well worth your time. The first of these tells of the story and history of carnival in Germany, while the other is a toy museum which is particularly rich in old puppets.

The history lesson continues at Veringenstadt where a collection of caves have revealed archeological finds dating back over 50,000 years!

There is a strong vein of Roman history here too, with a roman museum at Mengen (worth a look for the fascinating building alone), and the largest known roman manor in Baden-Württemberg. This eight hectare ruin is still turning up finds and can be found in Meßkirch.

Finally, no visit to the area would be complete without a trip to the fairytale castle at Sigmaringen which sits high above the Danube. It houses an impressive weapons collection among other things — and a secret tunnel down to the rivers edge!

 

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