Eberdingen — Fit For Royalty On A Serf’s Budget

Germany might not be a kingdom, dukedom, or any other -dom nowadays, but it used to be. What’s this got to do with the price of a Porsche in nearby Stuttgart, you ask?

Nothing and everything. You see, Eberdingen might just be a simple town over by Ludwigsburg in Württemberg — but it sure was fit for royalty.

You see, Eberdingen is the final resting place of a Celtic prince buried thousands of years ago. You can see his prehistoric grave mound, but you can also visit the Hochdorf Celtic Museum with all sorts of artifacts.

Sound interesting? Of course it does — so you’re more than welcome to see the display every day but Mondays when they’re closed.

Also in Hochdorf (which is one of Eberdingen’s villages) is the Church of St. Michael. The building that’s standing in front of you is from 1582, built over the one that was here since the year 811.

There are two churches to St. Martin. The one in Nussdorf is the younger one (1643), while the other was built in 1520. Either way, they’re both old. So is Nussdorf Castle, come to think of it.

I’m not sure if you’ll be thinking of anything while you’re out traversing along the hiking trails of the Heckengäu. This is a prime real estate before the Northern Black Forest steals the show — so take lots of pictures.

What’s great too is Eberdingen is close to many other sites in the area. Kloster Maulbronn isn’t too far, neither is Ludwigsburg Palace, or the Festung Hohenasperg.

Just make sure you’ve come back in time to party at Eberdingen’s Celtic Sunday (May), Mostfest (all about gardening, grilling, and all things good for you), Barfest (April), Summer Festival (early July), and Christmas Tree Festival in December.

If you’ve spent too many Euros, don’t worry — it’ll only cost you just 1 to get into Eberdingen’s pool. A small price to pay for a day of fun from May to September.

Good thing you don’t have to have the coffers of royalty to pay for. ;-)

 

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