Located in the scenic Swabian Alb mountains, Albstadt is a nature-lover’s paradise. There are many hiking trails, which lead from the town into forests of beech and conifers. As you hike you will come upon numerous mountain meadows and open plateaus that provide breathtaking vistas.
If you have a special interest in the history of the area, flora and fauna that you may see, or geological and archeological features, you can hire expert guides that will turn your hike into a learning experience.
If you enjoy a physical challenge, you may want to try some Nordic walking or mountain biking, both of which are readily available in the area. Those who enjoy camping will find pleasant facilities near the town.
Albstadt is proud of its many museums and you will find them well worth seeing. The Municipal Gallery contains a large permanent collection of artwork as well as special displays, which change frequently.
Since the area is famous for its textile industry, you will want to visit an interesting museum centered on that topic. There you can see displays that illustrate the development of fabrics and sewing machines. There are also exhibition halls that chronicle the history of the town, the native plants of the area, and historic musical instruments.
An open-air jazz concert and festival occurs in September in Albstadt, which attracts several famous jazz musicians and audiences from all around the area.
The town is also the site of Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions. If you enjoy swimming, tennis, hot air balloons, or water parks, you will find a venue where you can partake of your favorite activity.
Outdoor markets are held every Saturday, which feature a large variety of local foods, crafts, and flowers and are popular with residents and tourists alike. Special fairs are held during each season of the year in order to showcase unique holiday products.