situated in front of the Elmar-Doch-Haus in the town center (pedestrian area). A legend says that a female citizien of Heidenheim want to cook her husband "Knöpfle" (which is a speciality of Heidenheim). On the way she fall down, the basket and the knöpfle were lied on the road. The woman collected them and washed them in the "Brenz" river. Then she brought them to her husband and he ate them with much joy. So the people of Heidenheim are called "Knöpfleswäscher".
The Elmar-Doch-Haus was built in 1846 and it was used as town hall til 1972. Today it lodges the tourist information, an adult education, the town library and the office of the opera festival.
The civil tower (or "Türmle" in swab) was constructed in 1400 and it is one of the last towers of the old municipal wall. Originally there were 4 towers. Today it contents a gallery of the local art society.
This magnificant castle stands above the town. The first part of the castle of built at the beginning of the 12th century. In the "Rittersaal" (knight room), the opera festival of Heidenheim is held each year.
In 1530 the castle burnt down. It was reconstructed in the middle of the 16th century.
Between 1595 and 1611 there was built Schloss Hellenstein (palace) at the east side.
The castle lodges a local museum.
Easter Sunday til October 31st
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 hours to 12 hours and from 14 hours to 17 hours
The Michaelskirche (St. Michael´s Church) is a protestant church. Originally it was a roman chapel (1210-20). She was reconstructed and expanded between 1621 and 1622. The architect was Heinrich Schickhardt.
The parsonage is located next to the church. It was built in 1771.
The art museum is situated in the old "Volksbad" (folk bath) building. It was built in 1904.
Tuesday to Sunday between 10 and 12 hours and 14 and 17 hours.
The museum in the old roman bath gives a good overview about the roman history of Heidenheim.
Opened from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 and 12 hours and 14 to 17 hours.