Tamm is a town only a hop, skip, and a jump from the cities of Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, that was almost completely destroyed during the Thirty Years’ War. It’s made a full recovery and the town has seen a steady population growth for decades.
The city of Tamm actually has two city halls; the new on is of the ultra modern variety, while the old Rathaus is of the half timbered variety. You’ll actually find quite a few of those timber framed buildings around town making great photo-ops to take home.
One of the most noticeable sites around town is the town’s watertower. Yeah, right, am I serious? A watertower? Yeah, it’s filled with fresh water right from Lake Constance, so it at least deserves an honorable mention. ;-)
To be honest, Tamm isn’t exactly a travel mecca with throngs of tourists scrambling to find accommodation. However, if you decide to stay the night (or longer), then there’s no place better than the historic Hotel Ochsen; if only to stay in a charming half-timbered building. It’s relatively affordable, it’s more than clean, and offers a fine restaurant with its own wine cellar.
There are even a few outside tables to dine al fresco with a nice glass of wine (sorry, this is wine country — save the beer for Bavaria ;-) and watch all of Tamm walk by.
You’ll also be close to the fabulous medieval church of St. Bartholomew and the Kelterplatz; where everyday life buzzes along here in town.
It’s on the Kelterplatz where Tamm holds all its musical concerts, holds it weekly shopping market, and in July where the Tammer Fleckafescht takes place.
Baden-Württemberg really is chocked full of surprises, especially in regard to a municipality like Tamm. So, come spend a day exploring around, enjoy a good glass of wine, and stay the night in a historic inn. I can hardly think of a better way to spend or end a day!