The largest city in the district of Zollernalbkreis, Albstadt is a picturesque university area in the south of Germany. With the Swabian Alps close by, it’s a perfect escape for outdoor lovers and hikers alike.
Things to do
This charming city is spread across an array of hills and valleys, which means you’ll find plenty of greenery, flora and fauna. Spend a day wandering the streets hopping from boutique stores to quaint cafes.
Just a 40-minute drive north of Albstadt is the Hohenzollern Castle, a popular tourist destination and a must-see for all history enthusiasts. The 11th-century fortress sits atop a luscious mountain and is impressively grand.
Another great day trip from Albstadtis to Lake Constance, which is located at the northern foot of the Alps just a 1.5-hour drive south of the city. This postcard-perfect area spreads across the borders of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and is well worth the journey. While here, visit the picturesque city of Konstanz to explore the Minster, where you can wander around the Old Town and harbour.
A 40-minute drive east out of Albstadt takes you to the Swabian Jura, also known as the Swabian Alps, considered a hiker’s paradise. Spend the morning exploring the surrounding hilled terrain and mountains before heading into the town to pay a visit to the area’s variety of museums, such as the contemporary Kunsthalle Wurth gallery.
Albstadt sits just an hour's drive south of Stuttgart Airport or a two-hour train ride. Once in Albstadt, many people walk around the city, though buses are also available. For those wanting to explore the surrounding area, a car hire is suggested from Stuttgart Airport.
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