Here you can experience something! Reutlingen is located right in the middle of one of the most beautiful regions of the Swabian Mountains.
Its character is defined by medieval romantic timber-framed houses and modern architecture, by lively shopping streets and dreamy corners - and by the 707 meter high Achalm, which gives you a wonderful view over the city and the Swabian Alb.
Many buildings are evidence of Reutlingen's past as a free imperial city: For example, the distinctive Tübingen gate or the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church): It is one of the most beautiful buildings from the high Gothic era in Swabia and was declared a national cultural monument in 1988.
Today, some of the timber-framed buildings house museums and theaters and are a living part of present day Reutlingen. A walk through the Spreuerhofstrasse, which received an entry into the Guinness Book of Records with only a width of 31 cm at the narrowest point, offers a glimpse into the past of this medieval town. A typical Swabian record, since Swabians are known for their modesty. The weekly market is a magnet for the whole region: With its colourful, opulent stalls and the cheerful Mediterranean atmosphere, it is a feast for all of the senses.
Reutlingen is also an ideal "base camp" for trips into the region. The most beautiful landscapes of the Swabian Mountains are directly on your doorstep. The many hiking and biking trails lead, for example, to the romantic Lichtenstein Castle, the Hohenzollern Castle or to the bear and fog caves.