Heilbronn / Heilbronn area
The region around Heilbronn is full of idyllic places and must-sees, and is designed for recreation.
The Breitenauer See, the largest bathing lake in north Württemberg, stretches
across the gateway to Heilbronn. In addition to bathing, sailing or surfing you can
also stay overnight in the camp site "Breitenauer See", which is directly by the lake.
The district also caters for cyclists and hikers: you can enjoy the pure nature on
tours through the Tauber, Kocher, Jagst and Neckar Valleys.
Walk around the historical
marks in Hohenlohe and go
backpacking for example in the
There are numerous local
history and speciality museums
on the way.
In the district of Heilbronn you will come face to face with history at every turn e.g.
the remains of the roman frontiers with its forts, the former Württemberg
Landgraben or the many castles and palaces along the way.
A trip to the Jagsthausen, Neuenstadt,
Weinsberg and Schwäbisch Hall open
air theatre is a must-see for many
visitors. The poets Justinus Kerner
(Weinsberg), Friedrich Hölderlin
(Lauffen) and Eduard Mörike
(Neuenstadt-Cleversulzbach) also knew
that life here would treat you well.
Large and small festivals take place throughout the year and draw in the visitors.
The first and foremost is naturally the wine festival but also the Talmarkt in
Bad Wimpfen, the Ganzhornfest in Neckarsulm and more. Visitors fondly visit the
Besenwirtschaften (a place that sells home produce when a broom is put up
outside) in many small towns and villages where they can enjoy a merry round of
one or more glasses of Trollinger or Riesling wine alongside a proper ‘Vesper’
(a meal or snack consisting of bread, cold cuts, cheese etc.).
The region attracts visitors with destinations like the Sole-Heilbad (spa) in Bad Rappenau and the Staufer town Bad Wimpfen, the Tripsdrill adventure park, Weinsberg with the ruins of Weibertreu Castle rising prominently above the town. At the back of the hill in Heerwald woods, the Weinsberg Forest Climbing Park provides climbing fun for everyone. Brackenheim is the largest winegrowing community in Württemberg. In the Kraichgau region, the half-timbered town of Eppingen waits to be discovered on a visit.
It is well worth taking a trip into the
Heilbronn salt mine, a tour on the
Neckar steam boat, visiting the
German bicycle museum in
Neckarsulm or the motor car and
technology museum in Sinsheim,
and visiting Guttenberg with
the German Raptor Research Centre.
The Heilbronn district is an area in which one can understand life. It doesn’t belong
to the area in Germany with the highest immigration rate for nothing.
At present, 329,000 people live in 46 towns
and boroughs on an area of 1,100 sqkm.
Guests and visitors are always welcome.
Further information is available from
the individual boroughs or from the
Touristikgemeinschaft HeilbronnerLand e. V.
c/o Landratsamt Heilbronn
Lerchenstraße 40, 74072 Heilbronn
Tel: +49 7131 9940, Fax: +49 7131 99483420