Thecharming town at the gate of the ruggedly pictureque Upper Danube valley on the Hohenzollern Road is ideal for all those who want to combine culture and nature.
Sigmaringen was a princely town and the administrative centre of the former Hohenzollern region (now District of Sigmaringen) and offers an abundance of places to see and things to do. Nestling between varying, typical Southwest German landscapes, the town is situated at the intersection between the Swabian Alb to the north and Upper Swabia/Lake Constance and surrounding area to the south.
Places to see:
Magnificent Hohenzollern palace with splendid ceremonial rooms, Poruguese gallery (palace concerts), largest private collection of weapons in Europe, Marstall museum, art collection; Baroque town church of St. John (with cradle of St. Fidelis, historical choir organ), Hedingen church (Art Nouveau, princes' burial vault), Joseph's Chapel (anchoritism), former abbey of Gorheim, historical Old Town with the royal theatre Prinzenbau, former house of the estates, royal pharmacy, Sutor House and the Round Tower museum, the ruins of Dietfurt and Gebrochen Gutenstein in the Danube valley.
Things to do:
Bike trails into the Schmeien and Lachert valleys and also towards Lake Constance, bike and hiking tour offers, Zollern Hiking Trail (Sigmaringen-Glatt) and the Hohenzollern Road through Hohenzollern countryside; concerts at the town hall square, palace concerts, series of concerts at St. John's church; town festival (last weekend in June); big children's playground with a lake at the boatshouse; summer holiday programme for children; open-air swimming pool; riding school; guided tours of the town (every Saturday from May to September).
Information available from:
Telefon +49(0)7571 106-224
Telefax +49(0)7571 106-177
Hohenzollern-Jugendherberge Fam. Faust
6. Etappe: Sigmaringen - Scheer
5. Etappe: Thiergarten - Sigmaringen
Mittlere Straße 31-33