This route from Bad Buchau to Ochsenhausen includes four thermal baths, baroque attractions and one of the most important nature reserves in Baden-Württemberg, Federsee.
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The route starts in Bad Buchau at the Federsee. Since 2011, four sites around Federsee (out of a total of six sites in Upper Swabia) have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites: "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps". As well as the largest bog in southwest Germany, this route from Bad Buchau to Ochsenhausen also offers many exciting cultural sights along the Upper Swabian Baroque Route.
You can admire the full splendour of baroque architecture while visiting the parish church of St. Martin in Aulendorf or the most beautiful village church in the world in Steinhausen. Small baroque treasures can also be appreciated, such as the “Dinglinger Blumenkorb” at the Braith-Mali Museum in Biberach. The monastic heritage of the region in the heart of Europe can be experienced at the Sießen Monastery in Bad Saulgau (Hummel hall), Schussenried Abbey (library hall) or Ochsenhausen Abbey (Gabler organ and observatory). And so, you can enjoy one baroque highlight after another on the Federsee Route.
About the stops Bad Buchau: On various footpaths, nature trails and hiking routes, visitors can explore the unique moorland landscape on their own - or join in with the events offered by the NABU nature conservation centre in Federsee. From the Federsee Pier, there are also excellent opportunities for observing water birds. The Adelindis Thermal Spa in Bad Buchau is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. In the Federsee Museum, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site "Prehistoric Lake Dwellings around the Alps" since 2011, you will be transported back to the Stone Age. Bad Saulgau: At Sießen Monastery near Bad Saulgau you can enjoy an exhibition with pictures of the world-famous Hummel figurines and the baroque monastery church. Relax in the sulphurous thermal water of the Bad Saulgauer Sonnenhof thermal baths. At Dreher's Erlebnishof in Lampertsweiler you can shop in the farmyard shop and enjoy homemade cake or snacks in the new farmyard café. Aulendorf: In terms of style, Aulendorf Castle has it all - Romanesque and Gothic, Baroque and Classical: a media trail presents the interesting history of the castle in an entertaining way. The Schwaben Therme thermal and leisure pool is a spa for the whole family, with spacious water and sauna facilities. Bad Schussenried: In the "little monastery town", as the locals call it, visitors can enjoy the light-flooded library hall in Neuen Kloster and the Oberschwäbisches Museumsdorf Kürnbach (Upper Swabian museum village of Kürnbach). The pilgrimage church in Steinhausen is considered the most beautiful village church in the world. Biberach an der Riß: The Biberach market square - where on Wednesdays and Saturdays a weekly market with almost 85 stalls takes place - is dominated by the tower of the parish church St. Martin, one of the oldest existing shared churches in Germany. In 1889 the Jordanbad near Biberach was the first medically run hydrotherapy centre in Germany. Nowadays, the Gesundheitspark Jordanbad offers a chance to relax. Ummendorf: Nearby Ummendorf not only offers an active brewery in the shape of the Bräuhaus, but also organic products that are sold in the Steigmiller farm shop, while juice and premium spirits can be found at Steigmiller-Lutz. Warthausen: Stock up on fine chocolates at the Baur Chocolat factory outlet shop in Warthausen. The Öchsle museum railway also starts here - cyclists can follow part of the route on the specially created cycle path. Ochsenhausen: Even from a distance you can see the huge complex of the former Benedictine Ochsenhausen Abbey - the organ built by Joseph Gabler, a master organ builder from Ochsenhausen, is particularly famous. An idyllic footpath follows the historical hydraulic engineering trail along the Krummbach.
The perfect route for experiencing natural and cultural highlights.