If there’s one place in Germany that’s a must see, other than the Black Forest, it’s got to be the Swabian Alb. Life wasn’t always easy on the Alb, but you could always count on the region being more than gorgeous.
Haigerloch is lucky enough to be located within the Swabian Alb, so you know from the start that the town’s surrounded by amazing countryside.
All the better to get yourself a bicycle and cycle your way along the cycle tracks. There are a few different courses you’re able to follow along. On a bicycle a 7km ride is nothing! Mountain biking and regular old walking paths are in abundance here, too.
The walking and biking trails will take you past many of Haigerloch’s sites. You will have to leave your bike above ground when you go down to the atomic cellar. Don’t worry about any radioactivity, I promise you won’t sprout a third eye and a tail. ;-)
Ride along past the old Römerturm (Roman Tower — those guys really got around, didn’t they?) and you’ll see many framework buildings that are scattered around.
Don’t miss a visit to St. Anna’s Pilgrimage Church which is a fine example of a Baroque church; built here in the 1750’s.
Haigerloch Castle is another definite must-see. Built around 1580, this old Burg has some of the most beautiful artwork of the period.
Haigerloch’s former synagogue (built 1783, destroyed November 1938) is now a museum of Jewish life in the region and a memorial to the town’s Jewish residents who were deported during the war years.
With all this wandering around, you’ve earned yourself the right to relax at Laconia, the town’s wellness center. Take in a massage or just sit and enjoy a dip in the pool.
The Swabian Alb might be downright pretty, but you can’t come by in life with just a pretty face. Good thing Haigerloch’s got more going on than that!