The Swabian Alb is a paradise for sports enthusiasts, adventurers and culture fans. Its vast unspoilt nature, a wealth of historical little villages and towns and a relaxed lifestyle make the region one of the most popular destinations in southern Germany.
The region offers a number of well-built cycle paths in all directions. Gentle tracks run through the valleys along rivers and the Ellwanger Seenland. Ambitious athletes are drawn to the hills of the low mountain ranges.
As a member of the Bett+Bike initiative, our hotel is a popular meeting point for cyclists. Whether travelling through Swabia or just as a stop-off on a day trip, the Landhotel Klozbücher offers an impressive cycle-friendly service and a lovely beer garden with our Hirschhütte lodge.
The Swabian Alb is known for its unique flora and fauna. Start your hike directly at the hotel and go on a tour around the Eggenroter Glassägweiher, whether you are a hiker or a Jacob pilgrim and to the most beautiful viewpoints in the area. The Ellwanger Mountains welcome visitors with their many wonderful locations.
The Wanderwegenetz Ellwangen – Rindelbach – Schrezheim hiking tour consists of 12 hiking routes around Ellwangen. The Eggenroter Weg is one of the more challenging paths and takes hikers on a 17km long tour via Schießwasen, Schrezheim and Rotenbach as far as Ellwangen and back again.
Ellwangen is the largest district town in the municipality of Virngrund in Baden-Württemberg. The town has retained its unmistakeable charm to this day and bridges the gap between modern and traditional.
The town’s history starts when Ellwangen Abbey was built in the 8th century. Today, famous tourist attractions from all eras, including the basilica, Ellwangen Castle or the Baroque pilgrimage church.
The museum exhibits findings and models of the lives of the Allemanni tribe who settled in our land. The period extends from the 3rd to the 5th century.
The light walls and towers of Ellwangen Castle are still recognisable as the town’s landmarks. You can find out more about its history in the museum.
Basilika St. Vitus is an important sacred building from the Late Romantic era. It has been the town’s Catholic parish church since the 13th century.
Ellwangen looks after its cultural society and numerous concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances take place throughout the year accordingly.
The basilica as well as the town hall, the music school hall and the sports hall provide lots of space for the town’s varied programme. Visitors to and residents of the town with a penchant for music and fine arts will find plenty to keep them occupied here.
The Kalter Markt (cold market) is a traditional horse market with a large programme of events. The name originates from the cold weather since the market takes place in January.
As a carnival tradition, the members of the society have been parading through the town in the evenings, wearing black cloaks and reading caricaturing verses, since 1851.
On the last weekend before the summer holidays, the citizens of the town meet for a large feast and entertainment in courtyard of Ellwanger Castle.