Active or relaxed…

We offer everything you need to relax: relaxation area with swimming pool and Finnish sauna provide the rest and relaxation you need. You will also find a fitness area with a variety of equipment for an opportunity to decompress with exercise.

On sunny days, outdoor activities are recommended. Across country and through wild, unspoilt nature, past lots of history? But of course! Some areas of the Welzheim Forest are almost spectacular, natural wilderness. After being named a UNESCO World Heritage in 2005, the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian limes in Germany is now on the list of key archaeological sites such as the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, or Alhambra.

You will experience deep ridges, mixed orchards in bloom, dreamy lakes and quiet forests. Those in search of relaxation, sports enthusiasts, families with children – here anybody looking for relaxation will find something to delight them. Go on an expedition, by foot, by bicycle, or pack your swimming things. We will gladly give you some insider tips or arrange for an expert guide.

All aboard…

Schwäbische Waldbahn
Rad eines Dampfzug der Schwäbischen Waldbahn

Full steam ahead, just like over 100 years ago. One of the steepest and most beautiful railway lines Baden-Württemberg takes you from Schorndorf through Rudersberg to Welzheim. The 22.9 km railway line up into the Swabian Forest and its three impressive viaducts take you through a fascinating countryside and is steeper than the Geislinger Steige. From early May to the end of October the DBK Historische Bahn e.V. trains run the Swabian Forest Rail every Sunday and public holiday.

Hikes and more in the Swabian-Francophonian forest

Wandern im Schwäbisch-fränkischen Wald

Discover nature and the beautiful scenery of our region on a walk or a hike. Fresh air, colourful forests and a few forest animals will join you on your way.

Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart
Sonderausstellung - Mercedes-Benz C 111

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 125 years of auto industry history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits. As a place of innovation, it also demonstrates that history can point the way ahead. During a two-hour tour of the exhibition, visitors experience a unique journey through automotive history. Transported by lift to the uppermost level of the museum, the visitor arrives back in the year 1886, where two museum tours gradually spiral their way down through the extensive collection and back to the museum exit.