Schwieberdingen — Clear Your Head On Its Forested Trails

Stone Age man, the Romans, the Celts, the Franconians, and the Alamanni that once called the town of Schwieberdingen home, but didn’t have one thing that you (the modern traveler) can have.

What could that be, you ask? An 18-hole golf course in the shadow of the Nippenburg ruins. The stonework of the ruins make a great backdrop while you’re out on the links on this par-71 course. Although, you don’t need to bring a 9-iron to come visit these castle ruins.

For you avid golfers out there, the Nippenburg course hosted the German Open three times; so there’s proof that it’s pretty special.

When you’re in the mood for some sightseeing look no further than the Local History Museum (called Heimatmuseum) in the old Parsonage Building. You’ll find it right over by the 14th century military church of St. George.

Schwieberdingen (that’s one long name) can be found about 10 km from Stuttgart, so there’s no excuse not to visit. Especially during one of the town’s festivals. Come Carnival (right before Ash Wednesday) the town loves to let its hair down, and you can party like a rock star during the Music Festival in July.

You can eat really good during the Harvest Festival in October over at the St. George Church. And, in December Schwieberdingen holds a yearly concert; which is right around the same time as the town’s Christmas Market (2nd Sunday of Advent — approx 2 weeks before the holiday).

When all the shopping, eating, and sightseeing is done, why not go explore all the walking and cycling paths and trails. Get in touch with nature and clear your mind of everyday stresses while out and about through the forested countryside.

It’s amazing how green Schwieberdingen still remains since after World War II, the area went from being agricultural to more industrial.

Who knows, maybe those ancient Romans, Celts, and all those other that came before us walked the same paths trying to clear their heads, too. ;-)

 

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