Ebersbach an der Fils, an old market town, is one of those South Germany gems that attracts visitors and residents over and over.
The town once sat on a popular Roman Route between Italy and the Netherlands and sits at the northern foothills of the very popular Swabian Alb.
Ebersbach’s central location along the mountain region of the Alb makes for some great outdoor activities and dramatic settings for castles high on the mountaintops. Come see the storybook castles like Lichtenstein Castle and the Sigmaringen Castle.
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There are waterfalls, volcanic lakes, and natural rock formations, not to mention some great hiking & biking trails through unspoiled landscape. In the peaceful quiet, you’re bound to hear yourself think again.
The Swabian Alb is also a scenic backdrop when you’re out at the Ebersbach outdoor pool. Don’t let the cooler weather stop you, this pool is heated. There’s also table tennis, basketball, and volleyball for plenty more fun in the outdoors.
The little towns that encompass Ebersbach are definitely worth getting to know. Büchenbronn is one of the smallest with only 350 residents. Krapfenreut, established in 1362, is a quiet residential neighborhood with only 103 residents. For sure, this is a place where everybody knows your name! ;-) Roßwälden was established in 1073 and its 13th century Parish Church Peter (with its medieval artwork) is worth a visit. Sulpach’s early 17th century church (built on earlier church foundations) are worth a trip, too.
There’s much to learn about the area and the best place to do it is the City Museum at the Alte Post (Old Post).
By the way, Ebersbach an der Fils was home to the famous German painter, Jacob Grünenwald. You know what that means… The town has a memorial dedicated to this 19th century artist. You can see some of his work at the Grünenwald’s gallery. There are also many other art exhibitions of local artists at the Town Hall.
Maybe the next Grünenwald is hanging there now? :-)