The over 700-year-old town situated at the eastern end of the Upper Danube valley, where the Danube flows round one last striking rocky promontory, was the centre of the independent county of Friedberg-Scheer. In the 19th century, the brother of the Swabian poet Eduard Mörike worked at Scheer Castle as the bailiff of the house of Thurn and Taxis, and the poet himself often stayed in the town.
Places to see:
Impressive Renaissance castle on the rocky promontory above the town and the adjacent church of St Nicholas (worth seeing: Baroque perspective painting, relics of the holy brothers and sisters Willibald, Wunibald and Walburga), Bartelstein Castle, Loretto chapel, historical Old Town.
Things to do:
Fishing, May Festival (including procession of relics), forest nature trail, connection to Danube Bike Trial from the town, historical town festival in July, traditional carnival stronghold, excellent restaurants and hotels, gourmet cuisine.
Information available from :
Stadtverwaltung, 72516 Scheer
Mittlere Straße 31-33
6. Etappe: Sigmaringen - Scheer
Hohenzollern-Jugendherberge Fam. Faust
7. Etappe: Scheer - Riedlingen
Binzwanger Straße 25
Fa. Dehm & Fischer
5. Etappe: Thiergarten - Sigmaringen
An den Schwarzachtalseen