Is About 1500 years ago, an old and eternally young city on the Neckar Alemannen was founded. On a high hill above the Neckar stands up Today the old fortress of the Counts of Tübingen, which gave the village its name and Until the middle of the 14th century. In the 19th century, the area owned. From 1342, Tübingen owned Counts Württemberg. In 1477, a university is opened in Tübingen-one of the oldest in Germany. So begins a new history of the city. In the An overtown was built into a student district and a new city centre. In the Half-timbered houses are still decorations and paintings from the 14-15. Century to receive. The city is dominated by the city church. She always played one Role as a center not only of spiritual but also of social life. University assemblies, discussions, holidays and academic Awards took place in the church room, as received from the preserved Church windows emerges.
city in the very narrow point of the Nekkar River Valley. It is a former free imperial city that has preserved 13th century city fortifications with towers and fortresses. Esslingen it can be called a branch of Paris, as it was founded in the 8th century by monks Paris Monastery of Saint-Denis. In the centre of the old town, there is an old town hall with bells and moving figures, on the tower of the town hall -- an eagle flapping its wings, When the clock strikes. Esslingen is the most Germany's oldest preserved complex of half-timbered houses. Esslingen is the center of winemaking in the valley Ekkara, and Kessler's trading house is the producer of Germany's best effervescent wines, German government supplier. The founder of the house Georg Kessler started work in France at the Clicquot trading house. The measure of the entire South-West was "Essling" bucket - 300 liters.
We are going with you to two magnificent castles .... which tell us about the great history of the most ancient noble families of Germany ... Not a single Germanic family had such an influence on the history of Europe as the Hohenzollerns, when referring to this, they usually mean Prussian kings and kaisers
Sigmaringen Castle, spread out in the middle of the Swabian Alps, on the very bank of the Danube, attracts attention with its tall, powerful and majestic forms. Once the residence of the Hohenzollern and the largest castle in the valley of the Danube, today it is a large and very interesting museum, with a unique collection of weapons of the castle Sigmaringen, it is recognized as one of the largest private weapons collections in Europe
Hohenzollern Castle - "castle in the clouds", it is located on the very top of the Swabian Alb - the mountain of the same name, which rises above sea level more than 800 meters. Hohenzollern Castle, built in the Gothic style of the Renaissance in the likeness of medieval knightly castles, ranks second in beauty among the many castles that Germany is rich in.