Geislingen an der Steige lends itself to tourism as naturally as blooms appear in spring. You are surrounded by magnificent natural beauty that will lift your senses and put a happy smile on your face.
Imperial mountain slopes interspersed with graceful valleys all clothed in lush greenery and mystic woods with historic ruins and other enchanting features entice you to visit this lovely little town.
While in Geislingen, head straight for the Helfenstein Castle ruins atop a hill. From here you get wonderful views of the lush valleys below. This is indeed a very popular hiking destination replete with stunning views in all directions.
If that’s not your cup of tea, simply join any one of a number of guided tours that will make sure you miss nothing of the gallant history of this amazing edifice.
Geislingen is one town where strolling around rewards you with plenty to see and do. Visit the old city quarters where you’ll find impressive half-timbered buildings immaculately preserved and looking as good as new.
One of the most remarkable of them all would have to be the Old Building which is definitely worth your while for its sheer majesty as it rises against the blue skies. Then there’s the Protestant Church which again is something that defies description due to its sheer grandeur. Stroll along the quaint pedestrian walkway for more of the same.
For a better understanding of Geislingen an der Steige you would do well to visit the Treasure Chest Museum with its splendid collection of artifacts. Then there’s the Red Cross Museum with its share of wonderful exhibits.
As for cultural treats you’re bound to find yourself in one of the weekly markets — on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Extravaganzas such as the Five Valleys Town festivals, horse markets, rock concerts, and the Geislingen Stadfest will give you an authentic experience of German culture and hospitality.