Tourist attractions & Tourismus in bietigheim-Bissingen

The town of Bietigheim-Bissingen (approx. 41.000 inhabitants) is older than 1200 years. With the districts of Bietigheim, Bissingen, Metterzimmern and Untermberg it is located at the merger of Enz and Metter in the hilly landscape of the central Neckar valley, not far from the confluence of the Enz into the Neckar and only 24 km north of the state capital Stuttgart.

Bietigheim’s historic city center, which has grown over centuries, with its predominantly medieval character, blends into the surrounding ares, which is characterized by rolling hills, forests and vineyards, like a natural product of this landscape.

Getting to know the historic city center of Bietigheim, which is under monument protection, and its history, including other buildings worth seeing in the districts, is made easier by the brochure “historical city tours”, which is available in the city information center on the market square (phone: +49 17142 7 42 27).

Near the town hall – built in 1507 with a pointed helmeted bay window and art clock, the Hornmoldhaus (1536) with summer house and summer parlor, which, with its magnificient interior paintings and the magnificient ornamental framework, is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in southern Germany. The third monument in the ensemble, that shapes the cityscape is the Latin scool nearby.

attractive location & historical cityscape in the center

Near the town hall – built in 1507 with a pointed helmeted bay window and art clock, the Hornmoldhaus (1536) with summer house and summer parlor, which, with its magnificient interior paintings and the magnificient ornamental framework, is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in southern Germany. The third monument in the ensemble, that shapes the cityscape is the Latin scool nearby.

Churches & places of worship in Bietigheim in the Enztal

The path continues to the New Castle, the town church, the wine press and the Lower Gate, which is the only remaining entrance to the former town.
The Japanese garden can be reached via the partially accessible city wall, which also offers a wonderful view of the city’s landmark, the Enz Viaduct, built in 1835.
In addition, you can expect further sights, romantic corners, dreamy alleys, well-fortified towers and other historical monuments, which offer attractive motifs for the eye and camera and invite you to linger.
Particularly recommended are the cemetry church of St. Peter (1390) located on a hill outside the own town, the Kilian church (1520) with its frescoes esposed in 1960,  in the district of Bissingen and the ruins of Alt-Sachsenheim castle, dominating the district of Untermberg (“Eisenburg”).

sculptures & buildings in the old town

Despite its strong roots in history, Bietigheim-Bissingen didn’t stay in the Middle Ages.
In Bietigheim-Bissingen modern life, current needs and progressive ideas is already brought in harmony with the old, grown building fabric.
In the historic city center of Bietigheim, an also in the other parts of the city as well, sculptures are part of the familiar cityscape.
Works by important sculptors wht the names “Schwätzweiber”, “Flößer”, “Ku(h)riosum”, “Tower of the Gray Horses” arouse curiosity.
They and many other works are presented in the sculpture guide and put together for a “sculpture tour” (city information, phone: +49 7142 7 42 27).

Eat, Drink, Shopping, Live...

A hifh-performance gastronomy with eateries, carès, wine bars and bistros invites you to linger and enjoy.
A large number of parking spaces and multi-storey car parks right on the edge of the historic city center, but also a dense network of city bus routes make it easier to reach the city center. (a bus station is directly in front of Hotel Alka)
Around 22000 jobs in small, medium and large companies are the basis for the city’s economic strength. Bietigheim-Bissingen has a high residential and leisure value, also thanks to the above-average infrastructure.
With scools, social institutions and other important institutions for all ages, Bietigheim-Bissingen is well supplied. Green spaces and trees extend into the city center.

adress

Hotel Alka
Freiberger Str. 57
D-74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

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