Neuenstadt am Kocher lies in the picturesque Kocher Valley and that is just the beginning. It’s attractions are so well laid out that and the public transport is so efficient that you’ll have no trouble accessing any of them.
You’ll probably be humming the very lines the local poet, Mörike wrote over a century ago, “Into a friendly little town I stroll…”
Neuenstadt’s historic attractions include the Ducal Neuenstadt, the palatial residence of the erstwhile Dukes. Mörike’s mortal remains lie in the Cleversulzback Church. This entire subdivision of this town is dedicated as a literary heritage site to this local artist.
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You’ll be taken aback by the love this town shows for its local celebrity. You’ll find his lifestyle and personal artifacts lovingly preserved in the Museum, in the walkway that he used to frequent, and in his favorite haunts when he used to live here.
Neuenstadt has this open air theater which is where you get your taste of local as well as imported art. Artists from all over the world come perform here, so you really should bother to check out what’s going on here.
The castle itself is a Renaissance wonder with a stately tower and functioning moat well worth visiting.
Neuenstadt, as I’d mentioned earlier, has this attractive landscape that will entice you to explore its valleys and fields. This is where you’ll find the sunken Roman town, the amazingly well preserved ruins dating back to the time of Marcus Aurelius in the year 180.
A recent discovery, it is on the list of all visitors who wind up here. They have already unearthed coins and the remains of a cargo port, more discoveries are made even as we speak.
Speaking of antiquities, you have to visit the old lime trees the town is so proud of. Apparently, there used to be a 100 year old tree that was, however, destroyed in the War, but the others have survived and are held up by trestles.
You’ll notice the change in ambience as you enter the area. There’s an air of wisdom and antiquity that lingers, or perhaps, it’s just the fragrance of the limes. Whatever it is you really should visit this Lime Tree Grove to check out for yourself!