Plüderhausen goes back in history, and I mean way back. The very name is derived from an Old German word meaning “happy warrior.” That should give you some indication of its origins.
In a land where even the warriors were happy can you imagine what it would be like for tourists? That’s right, happy is what you’ll be when you come to the shores of the Plüderhausen Lake — the center of attraction. Fashioned from a quarry pond, this natural beauty has evolved into an accomplished entertainer cum sports venue.
Relax under the shady trees or on the floating island in the middle if you don’t feel like swimming. Or maybe you’d rather be at the minigolf or tennis courts nearby.
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Plüderhausen’s historic architecture melds magnificently with the many modern facades in town. For instance, there is the St. Margaret Evangelical Church dating back to the 16th century, and then you have the stunning Sacred Heart Catholic Church which is as modern as it can get.
The Old Town Hall, now doing duty as a restaurant, is a visual delight in the form of a half-timbered building dating back to the 16th century.
Plüderhausen loves sports and so you’ll be right at home whether your thrills lie in beach volleyball, football, or shooting. Apart from the lake area you get more sports at the Sandbühl and Hohberg facilities.
If organized sport is not your idea of fun take a walk along the Stromberg-Swabian forest trail; it’s replete with splendid scenery and a serenity that’s hard to come by these days.
Plüderhausen’s local theater culture is vibrant and for a taste of that you need to visit the Theaterbrettle, the Theater hinterm Scheuerntor, and/or the Walkersbacher Bauerntheater. I’m willing to bet there will be something interesting going on in these venues at any given day.
If not, there’s always the Plüderhausen Festival, the local Flea Market, or the Hobby Artists Market, or a King Celebration, or Puppet Theater being staged.
As you’ll see, there’s never a dull moment in Plüderhausen and you can begin to appreciate why those warriors were a happy lot.