Eningen unter Achalm is a town within the Swabian Alb. It’s where you’ll meet the most honest, hard working, friendliest people just about anywhere in the world.
Even if you speak German, you might not understand them though since here on the Alb, Swabian is widely spoken.
The countryside of Eningen is so beautiful with its plateaus and meadows with mountains that tower in the background. It won’t matter if you ride a bike or walk around, you’ll be more than happy to just be here. Climb up Eningen’s observation tower (there are parts of the medieval defense wall there, too) for a most excellent view of the Alb.
It tends to snow here in the winter which gives you the chance to go skiing, if you’re into that sort of thing. Fastnacht is a winter festival that shouldn’t be missed. The festival, held before the start of Lent (usually in February) is a very big deal here on the Swabian Alb.
The outdoor pool in Eningen is going to be closed in the colder weather, so you’ll have to save that for the warmer weather months. Miniature golfing, tennis, and hanging out at the local recreational park are also warm weather month activities.
If you’ve got the willpower to pull yourself indoors, come see the Local History Museum (called Heimatmuseum). Oh, you can do it — it’s only open on the 1st Sunday of the month from April to October from 2pm to 5pm. It’s located at Eitlinger Straße 3, which is right down the lane from the Paul Jauch Museum (located at Eitlinger Straße 5). This museum is at least open every Sunday from 2pm-5pm.
There aren’t many historical churches within Eningen itself, nor does the town have a castle. Not that it’s a bad thing, but if you really must see one then head on over to the bigger town of Reutlingen — plus, there are several other churches and castles scattered throughout the Alb.
I love our German castles as much as the next person; but, I’d be happy and content right here in Eningen — understanding all the funny things the locals are saying. ;-)