The Swabian Jura - a region of relaxation

Take a deep breath, exercise, be amazed and discover Baden-Württemberg

Whether during relaxing hikes, variety-packed cycle tours or while finding out about the interesting cultural history and history of the earth - the natural region of the Swabian Jura in Baden-Wurttemberg has leisure activities to suit everyone. Enjoy a carefree time during a holiday or while on a business trip in Tübingen and the surrounding area.

Hiking in the variety-packed region close to Tübingen

Numerous romantic valleys, forests and hiking paths tempt nature-lovers to the Swabian Jura. Explore the Donautal and Lauertal valleys, Albsteig and the Swabian Jura northern path or the water fall path in Bad Urach by yourself, with your family, your partner or as part of a larger group. With lots of quality hiking paths, themed hiking routes and circular hiking routes you will also be rewarded with superb views across the Swabian Jura. Around the university town of Tübingen there are a sheer endless amount of options for enjoying extended hikes.

Hiking tips for the Swabian Jura

Wurmlinger Chapel

You can also start out directly from the town of Tübingen on a hike Wurmlinger Chapel, where you will enjoy seeing a great deal of sights. Just like the poet Uhland you get to enjoy legendary panoramic views to the Ammertal valley below. Having arrived at your destination, the historically charged university town of Tübingen is beneath you. A special moment during your city break in Tübingen.

See the Swabian Jura for yourself

The many natural and cultural sights in the Swabian Jura will make your holiday in Tübingen an unforgettable adventure. As well as the wonderful natural surroundings, you can explore the historic Old Town of Tübingen, or enjoy a relaxing day with a punt ride on the River Neckar. There are all kinds of opportunities for you to enjoy a bespoke, variety-packed holiday in Baden-Wurttemberg.

Geological discoveries in the conservation-protected natural surroundings

In the UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Jura, 3000 caves and numerous karst landscapes are evidence of the unique history of the earth in Baden-Wurttemberg. You could also head on a voyage of discovery to the nearby Urweltmuseum Hauff in Holzmaden and also to Fossilienmuseum Dotternhausen, where you get to dig for fossils yourself in the slate. In them many other museums and leisure parks such as Archaopark Vogelherd you also get to gaze in wonder at the works of art which carved in mammoth ivory which date from the Ice Age. As one of the most popular natural phenomena in Germany it is also known as the Blautopf in Blaubeuren. Be amazed during a guided tour at the intense blue-green coloration of the underwater cave systems which are shrouded in myths, and find out all sorts of information about the former hammer mill in the Blautopfhaus in Blaubeuren.

Appreciating the Swabian Jura and their connection with nature

As well as the unique hiking routes the Swabian Jura region also has top-quality natural produce and a great deal of appreciation for the gifts from nature and a corresponding awareness of sustainability. This is what the Biosphere area in the Swabian Jura is all about. While on a day trip to Metzingen find out about the cultivation of wine and its historic significance for this town. Strange rock formations and the juniper heaths also characterise the landscape of the Swabian Jura.

Premium hikes during hikes in Albstadt

Around a 50 minute drive from your Hotel Krone Tübingen is one of the most popular starting points for Traufgang hikes in the Swabian Jura; the Traufgang trails from Albstadt. On seven signposted premium hiking trails you get to explore the so-called Traufgang trails, which, as well as revealing the incomparable natural surroundings, also reveal the cultural history of Baden-Wurttemberg. The Traufgang Zollernburg-Panorama, which is rated as the second most beautiful hiking trail in Germany, provides visitors with an unforgettable day tour over 16 km. Enjoy a fantastic view to Hohenzollern Castle and let your gaze be drawn into the distance at the Hangender Stein – a genuine natural monument on the route. Or during your hike on the Felsenmeersteig, the longest Traufgang trail, catch a glimpse of the Schwarzwald way in the distance and observe the obscure rock formations in the densely forested area.

Sightseeing A holiday in Tübingen

Sehenswürdigkeiten auf der Schwäbischen Alb

Die schwäbische Alb ist populär und reich an Felsen, Museen, Schlössern, Burgen und auch Höhlen, die allesamt einen Besuch wert sind - ein absolutes Urlaubsparadies!

Burg Hohenzollern:
Die Burg Hohenzollern ist sozusagen der Stammsitz der preussich-brandenburgischen wie der fürstlich-katholischen Linie des Haused Hohenzollern. Sie gehört zu den schönsten und meist besuchten Burgen in ganz Europa.

Campus Galli:
Auf der Mittelalterbaustelle "Campus Galli" bei Meßkirch soll im Laufe der kommenden Jahre eine ganze Stadt im Wald errichtet werden. 

Urgeschichtliches Museum:
Das Urgeschichtliche Museum ist mittlerweile das zentrale Museum für die Fundregion der UNSECO-Welterbstätten "Höhlen und Eiszeitkunst der Schwäbischen Alb".

Wimsener Höhle:
Die Wimsener Höhle (Geopoint des UNSECO Global Geopark Schwäbische Alb) ist die einzige mit dem Boot befahrbare Schauhöhle Deutschlands und auch die tiefste erforschte Unterwasserhöhle Deutschlands.

Schloss Lichtenstein:
Das Schloss Lichtenstein ist auch bekannt als "Märchenschloss Würtemmbergs", da es in gewisser Hinsicht vom Baustil und von der Einrichtung her die Romantik weiterleben lässt. So versteht es sich auch als eine Huldigung an das Mittelalter.

Archäopark Vogelherd mit Vogelherdhöhle:
Die Vogelherdhöhle bei Niederstotzingen zählt seit Sommer 2017 zum UNSECO-Weltkulturerbe "Höhlen und Eiszeitkunst der Schwäbischen Alb". Hier wird die Eiszeitkultur lebendig.

3D Minigolf Indoor Blacklight World:
Hier tauchen Sie ab in die faszinierende Welt des Schwarzlicht-Minigolfes. Lassen Sie sich entführen in eine Welt aus fluoreszierenden Farbexplosionen.