Lonsee — Hiking In Romans’ Footsteps

Life is about choices. Go left, and things turn out one way. Go right and something else entirely happens. That being said, what I do know about choices — is you’re not gonna make a bad one when it comes to the town of Lonsee.

Hello… it’s in the Lonetal (Lone Valley) region of the Swabian Alb. Not to mention Lonsee even has both historical and festive sides to it.

I’d gander to say the Romans who once called this area home would appreciate the vibrant town that it is now. They might be gone now, but their ancient fort is still around; so come on over to the village of Stengädele to see Kastell Urspring.

The great thing about the old Roman fort is that affords you an opportunity to explore around outdoors. And even if you’re not interested in seeing an 1,800-year-old fort, you can choose (see, there’s that word again) one of Lonsee’s marked hiking trails.

The Panorama Trail is slightly shorter at 15km, and the Berg- und Talweg (Mountain and Valley Trail) is only 12.5km. If you got the kids going with you, then the Lonetopfweg is a good one to do — it’s a family-friendly route of just 4.5km. They all start at the Rathaus (Town Hall), so that makes it easy enough to find — while providing you with nice photo opps upfront.

And to go back to those rascally Romans again, follow along the Römerweg for a whopping 19km. Best give yourself a whole morning or afternoon, since it’ll take you about 5-6 hours to walk it.

Lonsee isn’t all outdoorsy activities and Romans. Oh heck no, it’s a town that likes to party. Some of the town’s highlights include festivals like the Brunnenplatzfest (June), the Dorffest (Village Festival) at the end of June, and both the Sommerfest and Lindenfest taking place in July.

Let’s not forget about the Lonseer Markt in August — a great place to get everything from vegetables to shoes.

No worries if shopping’s too much for you, just go relax by Lake Lonsee. Plus, if you want a little bit more nightlife action, you’re only about 15km to Ulm, and the Nachtbus that runs on the weekends (Fri-Sun) can help you get there.

Since life is about choices, why would you choose to ever leave?

 

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