Day trip outings around Böblingen

Only a short distance away…

Castles, Palaces & Monasteries

Burg Hochenzollern

Located in Hechingen, the castle belongs to the former German emperor family and is only 45 min away from Böblingen. This historical site also offers English guided tours.

Schönbuch Forest - Germany's Forest of the year 2014

Between Böblingen and Tübingen you will find Germany's forest of the Year, with lots of opportunities for leisure time.

Waldenbuch - The Chocolate City

One of the smallest city in Germany, Waldenbuch, is located in the Schönbuch Forest and is famous for its chocolate tradition, as the famous chocolate maker Ritter Sport is producing its popular products there. Besides a historical center with a castle you will find the outlet shop from Ritter Sport, a possibility for children to make their own sweet creations in the SchokoWerkstatt.

Schloss Lichtenstein

Combine the wonderful landscape of the "Swabian Alb" and its caves with a trip to the Cinderella castle of Schloss Lichtenstein. English guided tours are available.

Schloss & Kloster Bebenhausen

This destination is about 20 min away from Böblingen and well situation in the nature park "Schönbuch forest". The larger monastery has been founded in 1183 and stillcarries its medieval charm. The castle was erected in 1807 and was mainly used as the hunting palace for the Swabian Kings.

Kloster Maulbronn

This UNESCO World heritage monastery was founded the abbey "Mulenbrunnen" in 1147/48 by the Cistercians in an almost isolated location. You can choose audio guides in different languages.

Museums & Sites in Stuttgart

Amongst the broad variety of museums in Stuttgart, we would like to highlight just a selection, which can be easily reached by either public transportation (S-Bahn) or by car:

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