Holy macaroni, the words in German keep getting longer and longer. Turns out the town of Dußlingen belongs to the (deep breath) Gemeindeverwaltsungsverband Steinlach-Wiesaz.
Whew, I’m tired after typing that — can’t imagine if I had to pronounce it all the time. Either way, it means Dußlingen is part of a collective municipality of sorts with neighboring Gomaringen and Nehren.
Call it whatever, it doesn’t change the fact that Dußlingen is a typical German town where kids play soccer in the fields, friends and family have picnics in the BBQ areas, and you’re treated to outdoor concerts during the warm summer months.
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Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Yea, it sure does.
Because of Gomaringen’s tie to German writer, Gustav Schwab, it seems perfectly natural to have a literature theme to the area. The Geschichtspfad (Historical Trail) can be done through the region, highlighting 12 stations of historically important buildings.
Oh, did I mention the region is part of the Steinlachtal in the Swabian Alb? And hidden within the Alb are Halstatt grave mounds, although the stele that’s here now is a reproduction, the original sits in a museum.
Yikes, I almost left out an important piece of Dußlingen’s history, its castle. Well, it used to be a castle back in the 13th century — now it’s a ruin after no one wanted to use it as a Town Hall any longer. Still, you can’t help but love a medieval castle ruin.
Just as you can’t help but love a proper German festival. Come July, the Summer Festival is a sure-bet way to enjoy the season; but for you cooler weather lovers, it might be the Autumn Festival that has you singing. Plus, Dußlingen also has an annual Krämermarkt at the Hindenburgplatz every September.
The collective municipality that Dußlingen belongs to might have a kind of complicated name, but it is simply a great area for seeing a typically wonderful German town.