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The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

Getaways from Stuttgart is a personal guide about places to go and things to do in the city of Stuttgart. This book is written by me, Jim, an American citizen. I’ve been living in this beautiful city for over 20 years and I am always exploring the city with my camera and notebook in hand.
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

 

Trip 1 – Don’t Miss the Castle Grounds of Lichtenstein

Castle, Apartments & Vineyards in Baden-Wurttemberg

The Lichtenstein Castle is a medieval castle that has been in the same family since the 12th century. The family took over the castle in 1227. It was considered Germany’s largest private residence, with more than 500 rooms on 4 floors.

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide
The Lichtenstein Castle has been closed to the public for years, but this summer it will be open to visitors for one hour on Saturdays and Sundays between July 7th and October 14th. For the remainder of the time, visitors can explore the grounds of this impressive medieval castle.
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

 

It is not just about looking at beautiful buildings though, some vineyards are located on the property. Visitors can go on a tour of these vineyards or have their own wine tasting experience with either three tastes for €12

Apartments & Vineyards in Baden-Wurttemberg

Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations, with the Black Forest being the best-known part of the state.

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

Located in southwest Germany on the border with France, Baden-Wurttemberg offers visitors a wealth of attractions. Among these are its many vineyards which are known for their wines. But there are also vineyards in other parts of the state including in the cities of Freiburg and Heidelberg. If you want to explore more than just wine then you should also check out some of Baden-Wurttemberg’s historic churches, palaces, and castles. 

Trip 2 – Explore the UNESCO Heritage Site of Hohenzollern Castle and King’s Garden in Baden-Wurttemberg

The Hohenzollern Castle is located in the southern part of the city of Hechingen in Germany. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists who are traveling to this country.

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

 

This castle was built by Charles Eugene, Duke of Wurttemberg, who was the first King of Wurttemberg and Prussia. The construction began in 1744 and was finished in 1767.

Trip 3 – Relaxing Spa Day at Gasthof Hotel Sonnenhof in Baden-Wurttemberg

 

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

I’m in the lounge at the Gasthof Hotel Sonnenhof. It’s an old mansion that’s been converted into a hotel and spa in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

The staff here is lovely and I’ve been given a tour of the facilities. Right now, I’m sitting in this plush leather armchair near the fireplace enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and reading one of their many books.

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

This place is so relaxing and it has everything you need for a day or night away from your busy life: indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, various massage treatments, rooms with all amenities you can think of including air conditioning to maintain your comfort if it gets too warm outside. And don’t forget about their delicious German buffet breakfast – it

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

After a long work week, everyone needs a day of relaxation. And with the world’s best spa treatments housed in a variety of hotels and inns throughout the world, who can blame us for seeking out these oases of tranquility?

The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart - A Personal Guide
The Best Weekend Getaways from Stuttgart – A Personal Guide

Gasthof Hotel Sonnenhof in Baden-Wurttemberg: This charming hotel is located just outside of Stuttgart and offers guests a relaxed Bavarian atmosphere and traditional southern German cuisine.

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