Rottenburg am Neckar offers the best of the River Neckar in terms of stunning visuals and the most incredible vision of German culture that you’ve probably ever seen. The ancient town takes great pride in celebrating their way of life and seem bent on adding good cheer in all they do. Just check out their calendar of events to get an idea of their bonhomie.
Rottenburg am Neckar will always have something going on regardless of when you visit it. The Swabian-Alemniac Carnival in February is when the town comes alive in colorful displays of dance, parties, parades, and festivities that exudes so much energy that you have to experience to truly appreciate. If you’re visiting in May, there’s the Wine Fest and Sunday shopping that takes care of the weekend quite nicely with its exuberance and pastoral goodness.
In June you have the Neckar Festival which is something folks actually plan well ahead to attend. Go hunting for bargains in the flea markets as you browse handicrafts, antiques and anything that takes your fancy. July hosts the Culture Summer, when you get the benefits of excellent weather along with all sorts of exhibitions, musicals, concerts, and other artistic ventures.
In addition to these there are the ubiquitous German cultural fests such as the Oktoberfest madness and the Christmas Markets and the odd Historical Roman Festivals. In fact you’ll never mistake Rottenburg am Neckar for a sleepy little town any time of the year.
In addition to this cultural cornucopia, enjoy the historical architecture that is everywhere. The Stiftskirche St. Moriz with the four evangelists inscribed on its ceiling is quite an impressive sight. But the most visited historical structure in Rottenburg would be the Dom St. Martin with its impressive tower. The Weggental is where you’ll find the Walfahrtskirche St. Maria with its fine medieval pieta.
Then there are its museums that will take care of your enthusiasm to see and learn more of this wonderful town. Visit the Sulchgau Museum for pre-historic curiosities and the Diocesean Museum housing religious art. For a more modern structure take a gander at the Eckenweiler water tower. Here’s your chance to compare the old and the new. :-)