Reutlingen is a city in the eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It has a population of around 110,000 people and is located about 30 miles south of Stuttgart. The city is known for its well-preserved medieval old town and for the Reutlingen University, which is the largest university of applied sciences in the state. Reutlingen also has a strong economy, with a diverse range of industries including textile manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and renewable energy.
Things to do in Reutlingen:
- Visit the Old Town (Altstadt) and see the well-preserved medieval buildings and street architecture.
- Take a tour of the city walls, which date back to the 13th century and offer great views of the city.
- Explore the city’s many churches, including St. Mary’s Church, St. Paul’s Church, and the Church of St. John.
- Visit the Reutlingen Town Hall, a beautiful Renaissance-style building dating back to the 16th century.
- Visit the city’s Museum of Local History (Heimatmuseum) to learn about the city’s past and culture.
- Visit the Reutlingen University, the largest university of applied sciences in the state.
- Take a stroll through the City Park (Stadtpark) and enjoy the lush greenery and beautiful gardens.
- Visit the Kunstmuseum Reutlingen, a modern art museum with a diverse collection of contemporary art.
- Enjoy a concert or performance at the Reutlingen Stadttheater, the city’s main theater.
- Take a tour of the Reutlingen Beer Brewery, one of the oldest operating breweries in Germany.
- Visit the Reutlingen Christmas Market during the holiday season for festive atmosphere and traditional German food and crafts.
- Visit the natural hot springs at the Kochendorf thermal baths, which are said to have healing properties.
- Visit the nearby town of Tübingen, a charming university town with a beautiful old town, castle and interesting museums.
- Visit the nearby Danube valley for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.
- Visit the nearby Aichtal and the Autostadt Wolfsburg.
- Visit Reutlingen’s Science Center (Experimenta) which is great family-friendly activities and interactive exhibits.
- Visit the Reutlingen Zoo, which has a variety of animals including primates, big cats, and exotic birds.
- Go shopping in the city’s many boutiques and specialty stores, especially in the area of “Stadtmitte”
- Visit the nearby ‘’Hohenneuffen’’ fortress, A well-preserved medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
- Visit the nearby Tübinger Stift, an old monastery, and now a cultural museum with important artworks and architectural features.