Don’t fret too much if you’ve never heard of the town of Donzdorf. I’ll tell you all about it, and then you can brag to all your friends about this super fabulous Swabian town that they’ve never heard of.
Swabia is one of the most beautiful regions in all of Germany. When you come to Donzdorf the best way to see it is by getting up in a hot air balloon. If you’ve got a fear of flying or heights you’re gonna miss out out on something spectacular.
You’ll fly high above three of Donzdorf’s castles (which you can see once you got yourself back on terra firma). Schloss Donzdorf has a lovely restaurant if you get hungry; but the biggest attraction is its English Baroque garden.
Schloss Ramsberg might be private property, but you can see from the outside that this mid-16th century castle is really beautiful. It was too bad that the old donjon (tower) was torn off years ago.
Despite the beauty of the other two castles, it’s the ruins of Burg Scharfenberg that will utterly amaze you. The castle was built in 1156 and it wasn’t countless wars (or, anything of the sort) that devastated the burg. It was lightening that ravaged it. The tall stone walls that still stand after 800 years will have you stunned.
After visits to the Schloss and Burgs, come shop in one of Donzdorf’s markets. The Shopkeepers Market is held in July and September, the Christmas Market at the beginning of December, and there’s always a weekly market going on Fridays from 7am-11:30am.
If it’s winter, you might prefer to get out on the slopes for some skiing instead of shopping. Other sports in Donzdorf run the gamut from tennis, to golf, and even swimming at the well maintained municipal pool. Or, the local artificial lake, too.
Can’t you just wait to brag to your friends about how truly awesome Donzdorf is? I couldn’t — that’s why I’m telling you!