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Quaint town close to Stuttgart - Any suggestions?

Quaint town close to Stuttgart - Any suggestions?

Jan 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Quaint town close to Stuttgart - Any suggestions?

I have an overnight stay in stuttgart in a couple of weeks so I thought I would make it interesting and stay in a small, quaint nearby town.

I was thinking Schorndorf would be a nice choice , having stayed there before I really loved it.

That said, I wouldn't mind seeing something new!

Anything within 2 hours of Stuttgart would fine.....I am looking at Nordlingen or maybe Scwabisch Gmund ?

Am looking for an old style, cute German town.

Oh, and it has to be on the train line too...

thanks !
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Jan 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM
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We have been to Nordlingen, Schwaebisch Hall, Dinkelsbuehl and Bad Wimpfen. We enjoyed them all but especially liked Bad Wimpfen. It is small enough to see in a few hours but you could linger longer and view the many medievel structures in detail.

http://www.badwimpfen.de/showpage.php?lang=2

From our photo album:

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/135...11574650JljlPY
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Jan 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
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BTW, in Bad Wimpfen we stayed at the Hotel Garni Neckarblick, just a short walk from the Hauptstrasse with a lovely view over the Neckar River.

http://www.neckarblick.de/english/index.php

We also overnighted in Nordlingen and stayed at the Gasthof Braunes Ross. It wasn't fancy but was right on the Marktplatz.

http://www.hotel-braunes-ross.de/index2.html
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Jan 21st, 2010, 09:31 PM
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I was just going to ask where you stayed ! Thanks!

is that close to the train station ?
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Jan 22nd, 2010, 02:41 AM
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Tübingen, not that quaint (students everywhere) but old and nice university town.
http://www.tuebingen.de/
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Jan 22nd, 2010, 02:57 AM
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We are heading by train to Paris after this stop, so Tübingen is sort of in the wrong direction....more so, it must off the main train line or something because it adds around 2 hours to our trip compared to some of the other towns around.

Bad Wimpfen is looking good, but I still think Schorndorf is as nice as any of them...the only thing it lacks is a river running through it which is always charming.
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Jan 22nd, 2010, 03:40 AM
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agree Tuebingen as being a sweet town
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Jan 22nd, 2010, 09:20 AM
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I actually haven't been to Schorndorf, so can't compare, but I agree that Bad Wimpfen, Schwaebisch Hall, and Tuebingen (listed in order of increasing size) are all high on the quaintness scale.

I'm sure Bad Wimpfen is on a train line, but will require quite a steep hike or else a taxi ride to get to the town proper.

If you want the charming river running through it, you need to visit Schwaebisch Hall!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hausfra...7603859079991/
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Jan 23rd, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Schwaebisch Hall or Tuebingen
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Jan 23rd, 2010, 03:48 PM
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We are actually going to go to Strasbourg now....I know its not a small town, but it's still beautiful and given that we have such a short time, it will give us a more direct train route to paris.

I am already planning my next trip which will be just Bavarian small towns....I love this part of the world !
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