Bietigheim-Bissingen — Idyllic, Antique Twin City

Bietigheim-Bissingen is a tourist’s delight replete with parks, historical architecture, old town squares, and plenty of entertainments to keep you enthralled.

Right in the middle where Bietigheim meets Bissingen you’ll find the splendid Central Park. This is no ordinary park but a delectable vision for sore eyes that used to host garden festivals earlier. The added attraction would have to be the Japanese Garden that comes with its unique water fountains and other features.

There’s also a children’s playground to complete the picture.

Bietigheim’s Old Town is a truly delightful venue for visitors. Medieval structures stand in elegant pride as testimonies to a historic period when elegance was a way of life. Half-timbered homes stand tall along the cobbled walkways that lead to all sorts of surprises.

The Town Hall is perhaps the most admired structure in the vicinity. You won’t miss its impressive clock tower which still works just fine. While here don’t forget the Municipal Art Gallery and the district Museum housed in the fine renaissance building known as the Hornmoldhaus, and the cultural center housed in an erstwhile castle known simply as the Schloss.

For action of the sporting kind you should head for the Badepark Ellental — a popular outdoor pool. There’s also the Viaduct Pool which promises great fun for the whole family. When you’ve had enough of a soak you’re faced with other options to choose from including ice-skating, tennis, and mini-golf facilities. Hit the nature trail and go hiking or biking over well marked trails that take you through the most picturesque spots in the countryside.

For a taste of cultural entertainment visit the Kronenzentrum, the civic center, where you get to see various theater performances and other cultural presentations. Besides the programs the building itself is an exquisite piece of work that you’ll surely pause to admire.

 

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