Tuttlingen Things to Do
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Honberg Castle is Tuttlingen's most prominent landmark. Located on the Honberg hill, it's visible from almost everywhere in the town. It's quite a picturesque ruin with lots of old trees surrounding it. Built in 1460, it only survived for some 180 years. At the height of the Thirty Years' War, the commander of Hohentwiel Castle (some 30km from Tuttlingen) ordered the destruction of Honberg Castle in order to prevent an attack on Tuttlingen itself. However, some believe that the castle walls had fallen into disrepair by then anyway. In any case, the fortress was destroyed and left to the elements. Over the course of the years, people used the stone blocks for their houses, so when a Society of the Friends of Honberg Castle was founded in the 19th century to rebuild parts of the castle, they had a lot to do. Mind you, they did a good job. The castle's towers were rebuilt, the rest was left as it had been before. Nowadays, Honberg Castle is probably the place with the best panoramic view on Tuttlingen. It's also home to the 2-week open-air festival Honberg-Sommer which attracts lots of great bands and singers and gives the town some international flair. Find out more about the festival here.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Castles and Palaces
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The park along the banks of river Danube ("Donau" in German) is one of the nicest parts of Tuttlingen. It's teeming with people in summer, and even on cold winter days you will see lots of people going for a walk there. The park stretches along the river for about 2km from the bridge at Untere Hauptstraße all the way up to the bridge at Theodor-Heuss-Allee, Lots of benches under shady old trees look appealing, as does the nice summer bar Golem. Moreover, there are some pieces of art, among them a selection of poems written by a creative writing group based in the town. In summer, you can rent boats at Golem and go for a laid back trip on the river. (Very laid back, I should say, as there is hardly any current!)
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There's an impressive view of the city of Tuttlingen (see the main page photo!). It's an easy hike up from the city center (15 minutes).
"Engel" is the German word for angel, and once you enter this restaurant you know why they've chosen it: angels are everywhere, from kitschy to artsy-fartsy, from stylish to interesting. Apart from them, the next obvious thing is the towel with a recipe for elephant soup. Swabian-style humour? Who knows! In any case, Gasthaus Engel is a pleasant place to be and offers very good local and Swiss cuisine. While the front part of the restaurant is dedicated mostly to local cuisine, the extra room at the back of it calls itself "Röstirante" and specialises in röstis, the traditional Swiss dish. There are also a few seats outside.
Favorite Dish: So far, I have three favourites: the rösti with bacon and eggs, the so-called Sieben-Schwaben-Spieß (meat on a skewer) and mixed vegetables and beef in an "exotic" sauce. In general, I found that the dinner menu is better and more upmarket.Related to:
- Food and Dining
Friggi is a small place in the city centre which offers a few Italian dishes and pastries. There is normally a lunch menu for € 4.50, which is a good deal even for a place so far off the beaten path such as Tuttlingen. They have a selection of Italian groceries to buy as well.
I often come here for lunch as their pizzas are great - you can immediately see that the owners are Italian and know their profession. Their pastries are a treat, too. I haven't tried to come at other times, but as Friggi is open from 8am to 7pm you can even have breakfast here.
Favorite Dish: PIZZA!Related to:
- Food and Dining
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Well, I think this tip's title tells you everything you need to know about nightlife in Tuttlingen. There is basically only one bar which is worth visiting, and that is the Irish Pub. Conveniently located just 100m from my place, it's about as good as it gets in Tuttlingen. Fürstenberg Irish Pub consequently is always crowded. It's also quite an international spot - many of the expats in Tuttlingen enjoy a pint here and you will often hear people speaking English. The selection of drinks is good, the food is tasty, so if you see me hanging out in Tuttlingen, it's most likely here. Give it a try yourself.
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