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The charming city of Besigheim

Besigheim, Germany's most beautiful wine town

The state-approved resort town of Besigheim is surrounded by steep sloped vineyards as far as the eye can see. High up on a mountainside presides the medieval old town with its narrow streets and quaint corners. It was originally surrounded on three sides by the Neckar and Enz.

Narrow streets and quaint half-timbered houses uniquely adorn the historic old town, which delights visitors from near and far with its old-fashioned charm. As seen from the Enz Bridge, the silhouette of the town presents itself in a particularly impressive manner as a harmonious succession of gables, walls and roofs, from which the (late Gothic) late medieval building of the town hall and the upper and lower tower protrude. Most of the houses of the listed town centre still possess their own historic vaulted cellars. In some of them wine is still stored today.

They serve as a fascinating setting for social gatherings at the biennial Besigheim Wine Festival that is well-known and popular (famous) way beyond the local region.

Unique architectural designs of several centuries!

The medieval town on the Neckar and Enz

Discover Besigheim on a visit and be fascinated by a charming town that is characterised by the tradition of wine making, perhaps like no other in the region. Besigheim was chosen by viewers of MDR television in 2010 as "Germany's most beautiful wine town".

The best way to get to know the pretty little town (the dream-like little town) is by taking a walk through the old town with a guided tour. Besigheim offers one of the best preserved medieval townscapes in southern Germany. These tours are offered for (large and small) groups, and in the period from April to October on Sundays at 11 o'clock also for individuals, and take approximately 1½ hours. During a tour, all sights are explained and one of the towers can be climbed upon request. There is a fantastic view from both the “Waldhornturm” and the “Schochenturm”. In addition, themed town and adventure tours are offered in the summer months.

Explore Besigheim, romantically nuzzled between the Neckar and Enz valleys, on foot or by bicycle. There is much to discover along the lovely floodplains, up to the vineyards and past (countless) numerous fruit orchards. One of the highlights is (The highlights include) a walk through the unique rock gardens. Afterwards, an atmospheric wine tasting awaits you in the “Felsgartenkellerei”, the rock garden wine cellars of Besigheim.

(For example, relaxing hikes with or without backpacks on various routes are possible. Along the timber-rafting route between Besigheim and Bissingen many a gem remains dormant in hiding. This hike is suitable as a day trip or can be extended to 2 days.)

Wine, half-timbered buildings and culture.

Besigheim, along with the neighbouring town of Walheim, is the endpoint of the Enz valley cycle path, which originates at the source in Enzkloesterle. Besigheim furthermore is a suitable intermediate station of the Neckar valley cycle path between Stuttgart and Heilbronn, which can both be easily reached in a day and from where you can easily return to Besigheim by train. (you can reach Stuttgart and Heilbronn in a day and return by train to Besigheim.)

In the summer months you can also reach Besigheim with the Neckar passenger ferry – both from Heilbronn and from Marbach.

Many attractions, (museums), recreational activities and events for all tastes thus await you. Are you planning a weekend getaway or a holiday on the Neckar? In the town and surrounding area you can find a diverse selection of accommodations. From hotels and private rooms to apartments. You will certainly find what you want here.

Are you travelling with a campervan? The town of Besigheim now has nine sites for campervans with a clean station, in a central location opposite the school centre, which are open year round.

For more information please contact

Town Information Besigheim
Marktplatz 12
74354 Besigheim
Tel: +49 (0)7143/8078-0
Mail: stadtverwaltung(ad)besigheim.de