The urban district of Ehingen on the Danube extends from the 'middle plateau Alb' to the hills of Tertiary Upper Swabia. The old town centre with its towers and gables stands out on a ridge of hills between the valleys of the Schmiech and the Danube. Founded in the 13th century by the Earl of Berg, the town originates from an old settlement situated in the Schmiech valley that was first mentioned in documents in the year 961. From the end of the 17th century the town was the seat of the Danube canton of the Swabian Imperial Knights.
Places to see:
Gallery of the Mochental Castle (Baroque castle with one of the largest and most beautiful private galleries in Germany and a broom museum - town district of Kirchen), Warstein castle ruins near Erbstetten, Konviktskirche (former Benedictine monastery with Sacred Heart Church), church of Our Lady with the former Franciscan abbey (now a cultural centre), parish church of St. Blasius, historical town hall, Ellerbacher Hof (so-called 'little castle'), the 'Hohe Haus' (also Marchtal monastery garden), Schaffnei or monastery garden of the Cistercian monastery Salem, former house of the estates (now the local district court), former knights' house (now a branch of the local district council), former house of the community of knightly aristocratic families on the Danube, town house of the barons of Speth (Speth'scher Hof), historical wall walk, Pfisterturm, market fountain, Ehingen town museum, Roman museum ( in the town district of Risstissen), museum in the old brewery Berg-Brauerei (in the town district of Berg), old saw (in the town district of Mundingen).
Things to do:
Situated between Upper Swabia's 'holy mountatin' Bussen and the Swabian Alb, Ehingen on the Danube is the ideal starting point from which to discover places of interest in all directions, such as the valley of the Grosse Lauter, peppered with castles, the wide flood plain of the Danube or the romantic Schmiech valley. Ehingen is just as appealing to hikers as it is to cyclists, who will find an extensive network of bike trails (Danube Bike Trail, ecological and museum trails) from the easy to the challenging.
In addition: parks near Lake Groggen and 'Wolfert' (with an outlook tower), heated open-air swimming pool and water park, regular concerts and theatre performances in the Linden Hall, Swabian-Alemanni carnival (February /March), music summer (June/July), summer and children's festivals (July), film festival (August), Schlecker Cup (August), 'Kirbe' festival and fair (September), jazz days (October), Christmas fair (December).
Sights worth seeing:
Ehingen is easy to get to from all directions and welcomes its guests with open arms. Not too large, endearing and diversified – with its baroque buildings, galleries, museums and events, the city is always worth a visit.
City of beer culture:
43 different beers, 5 breweries, 1 city – all of this is unique to Baden-Württemberg! The city of Ehingen is a very significant place for beer, as it still has five traditional, independent breweries that can look back on hundreds of years of history. These days no other city in Baden-Württemberg has such a brewery structure! Whether you want to participate in a brewing seminar, a guided tour of a brewery, fun activities related to beer culture, a beer culture hiking trail or a wide-ranging program of events focusing on beer culture – it’s always worth making a trip to the beer culture city of Ehingen!
Biberacher Straße 4
Fa. Karl Geiger
Grundler Straße 5
10. Etappe: Ehingen - Blaubeuren
9. Etappe: Munderkingen - Ehingen
Fa. Ochs Erlenbacher