Nürtingen is another pleasant surprise on your tour through Germany — especially along the Neckar river. Come celebrate its fabulous cultural variety in the form of folklores and legends, great food and wine, enchanting outdoors and a variety of other ways besides.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all you come across a town like Nürtingen packed with aspects you’ve only heard about via the backpacker’s grapevine or in hushed tones in five star lobbies. There’s something for everyone.
Nürtingen’s first and finest attraction has to be its crisp skyline outlining towers and tops of timbered homes. This is just a hint of what’s to come when you actually set out.
The Old Town quarter is perched atop a hill side giving you awesome views of the river and the valley below. Visit the Gothic St. Laurence’s Church here for a true taste of medieval history. You’ll be amazed at the tower library and the spiral staircase, not to mention the wonderful works of art contained within its hallowed walls.
Alongside lovely baroque architecture you’ll find modern buildings with plenty of opportunities for dining and shopping. Don’t miss the Town Hall built in the 15th century. As you stroll along the Marktstraße, you’ll find plenty more to satiate your thirst for the artistry of medieval architecture. The erstwhile Latin School is another structure you shouldn’t miss.
The Blockturm or Stock’s Tower might send chills down your spine as you learn all about its history. Don’t miss it, it’s definitely worth visiting. You can still see the dungeon where offenders were locked up. The Kreuzkirche is no longer a church but a cultural venue that hosts events and houses paintings. The building dating back to the 15th century is surely a treat in itself.
There’s plenty in Nürtingen for art lovers. Just visit the Stadtmuseum, Villa Ruoff, and the Oberensinger Höhe for a variety of artistic experiences.