Böblingen, located in South Germany, has been a municipality since 1253. This beautiful town is only about 20 minutes from Stuttgart and is also easily reached via two Federal Freeways (Autobahns). Regional railroads serve the town nearly every hour, as well, so your visit can be relaxed and enjoyable.
Packed with history, in the 1500’s it was the site of one of the most deadly battles of the Peasant’s War. This conflict between the upper and lower classes was the largest uprising of its kind until the French Revolution occurred in the late 1700’s.
If you visit the town today, be sure to take in the German Peasant’s War Museum. There you will see weapons, tools, implements, and clothing from the 15th and 16th centuries. You can also find pamphlets and other information concerning the Protestant Reformation from the same period.
There are several other museums in the town that are worth visiting as well, including the Folk Museum of North Bohemia and the Municipal Gallery.
You will certainly want to schedule a visit to the Mineral Spas when you go to Böblingen. The Mineraltherme features a variety of pools, saunas, massages, and other spa treatments that will relax and refresh you. Those suffering from degenerative or inflammatory conditions will find relief in the healing waters, and everyone will enjoy the experience of being at a top-notch resort.
The spa offers midnight swims on certain days of the week, a first-class restaurant, and many other amenities. :-)
There are special events, which occur on the town square and on the shores of the two local lakes throughout the calendar year. You can enjoy a Town Fair in July, a Wine Festival during September and a special Christmas Market near the year’s end. Concerts, flea markets and many live shows are held from June through September during “Summer at the Lake.”
You may also see international rock and pop music stars performing at the Town Hall or Congress Centrum.