Talk about the best of both worlds; Bretzfeld is a town that sits within the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Baden-Württemberg. Meaning that you’ll get the best of the area’s long standing traditional culture.
What exactly does that mean? For starters, this is serious wine country and there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than wine tasting.
For some Swabian regional cuisine try the Gaisburger Marsch, a yummy beef & vegetable stew. Finish it off with some Knieküchle, a fried sweet bread that’s a specialty in the Franconian region. You’ll need your strength to do your sightseeing in Bretzfeld, so eat up!
It’s only fitting to go hiking (walking, biking, you get the point) within the Swabian-Frankish Forest since Bretzfeld is dead smack in the middle of it. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, it’ll be hard to pass up the shaded lanes that lead off to heaven-only-knows where. Isn’t that half the fun anyway? :-)
If you prefer not to commune with nature, there’s sightseeing to be done within the town proper. Most visitors stop at the town’s tiny Protestant Church and stop a spell at the 18th century historic Budaörser Heimatmuseum (what a name!); a local history museum with a special exhibit on the town’s Hungarian refugees.
One of the coolest attractions is the nearby ruins of Burg Löwenstein. Of course there is the typical tour of this 11th century castle, but you can also take a guided “ghost & fairytale” tour. Great! A haunted castle, what could be better?
Bretzfeld is a fantastic town that’s only about half an hour east of Heilbronn, has a great (haunted) castle, beautiful scenery, and just about all the wine you can drink.
When you’ve got it this good, I can’t think of any of reason to leave…