Hailed as the ‘chessboard city’ due to its unique grid like pattern, the city of Tuttlingen is a verdant and visionary place situated on the beautiful banks of the Danube. Gorgeous green spaces, pleasant parks and magnificent monuments are in abundance here, making it easy for visitors to lose themselves amongst the charming streets and historic houses of the city. In the social centre of the Marketplace Square, traditions German festivities still occur, and rustic restaurants and ambient taverns serve regionally inspired delicacies designed to pleasure every palate. Sample locally brewed German beer in a rambunctious bar for a truly traditional taste of the local culture.
Honburg is a rich and atmospheric reminder of Tuttlingen’s turbulent medieval past; built upon the densely forested expanse of the woodland, the turrets and towers of the woodlands prove an atmospheric and ambient day out. The distinct architectural character of the structure’s terracotta tops make this collection of ancient relics a truly legendary landmark.
A fabulous selection of museums awaits cultural connoisseurs in Tuttlingen; one of the most interesting and immersive is Tuttlingen House, a renovated 19th century house whose intriguing interior offers insight into the living culture and conditions of the 19th century.
Another eclectic contribution is the Heimatmuseum, a comprehensive and captivating museum whose focus is on the urban and industrial history of recent centuries. One of the collection’s highlights is an extensive collection of historic medical instruments.
For a truly traditional taste of gorgeous German gastronomy, visit the rustic Vivzenz Weinkeller, an atmospheric wine cellar whose food matches the quality of the beverages. Simple yet sublime dishes include roasted pork chops and tender beefsteaks, all of which come served with traditional sides such as seasoned potatoes and sauerkraut. (Hinterm Bild 3, 78532 Tuttlingen, Germany)