Hidden in the colorful Swabian Alb is the wonderful town of Erbach (Donau).
If you’re looking to make the most of your time here, there’s two ways to do it; bicycle or on foot. Hey, people from the Stone Age didn’t have any problems walking around here, the scenery is gorgeous. ;-)
No self-respecting medieval town within the borders of Deutschland would be without its own castle (or, at least one nearby). This place boasts a wonderful museum looking into life in the 16th century when it was built. Afterwards sit and enjoy a decent meal, as it’s also a restaurant. You might be able to catch a show, too, since it’s also used as a theater.
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It’s no wonder that Erbach sits on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route (Oberschwäbische Barockstraße), as you’ll find four wonderful churches here to visit. St. Martinus (1767) is located right by the castle, making it the easiest to visit first. There’s also St. Michael’s in the Donaurieden neighborhood.
But, it’s St. Kosmas and Damian Church (1711) that will take your breath away. Its alter is made of the most beautiful marble and the church’s statue of the Madonna with her baby Jesus will leave you utterly speechless.
You might wonder what could possibly top that? Well, Erbach is also on the old Jacob’s Pilgrimage Way that used to lead to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Even if you’re not too religious, there’s something a bit sacred walking on a road used by the pious hundreds of years ago.
You might want to rent a bicycle after that walking. As Erbach sits along the famous Danube River, it also has cycling routes along the Danube Cycle Track, considered to be one of the finest in the region. It also meets up with the Donau-Bodensee Cycle Track that starts in Ulm along forest lanes, meadows, and hills.
No matter what you choose to do, or how you choose to do it; you’re going to enjoy every minute here in Erbach (Donau).