Leisure tips

An excellent location!

"So very nice and not expensive," said the British film magnate who stopped with his Rolls Royce in Schwäbisch Hall for a short coffee break. He stayed for eight days. Schwäbisch Hall. Open-minded, tolerant and international. An exciting town. A unique old town centre, great museums, and many excursions await you. No stretch of land in Germany has so many castles as the Hohenlohe region. The Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes, the Swabian-Franconian Forest Nature Reserve and the Bühlertal valley. Car fans will want to visit Langenburg Castle and its car museum. Or would you prefer the open-air museum in Wackershofen? The hostel is located at high altitude with views over the town and just a 5-minute walk away from the town centre.

Leisure activities

  • Freibad Schenkenseebad - outdoor swimming pool
    Summer in the city: bathing fun of a special kind (20 minutes)
  • Leisure pool
    Water fun for all ages (20 minutes)
    Slide down through the throat of an anaconda while sitting in a tyre - whoosh! The water even flows uphill here!
  • Solebad - salt-water baths
    Contrast baths for your well-being (20 minutes)
  • Haller Salzgrotten - salt caves
    With 60 tons of pure natural salt, spread over about 120 m2, the Haller salt caves harbour a wealth of valuable minerals and are just waiting to be discovered. (20 minutes)

Hiking - nothing but nature

  • Wackershofen - Hohenloher Freilandmuseum (open-air museum)
    Leave your everyday life behind and immerse yourself in a bygone age (60 minutes)
  • Einkorn mountain via the former Benedictine monastery of Großcomburg
    (45 minutes)

Lots to experience

  • Tours of the old town centre - Hall and salt - Hall at night - Jewish life in Hall
  • "Hall for Kids" - a child-friendly way to get to know the history of the imperial city. Suitable for children between 8 and 16 years of age.
  • Night Watchman Tours - on his nightly tour, the night watchman reports on the origins of the night watch, on the tasks of the night watchman and life in a mediaeval city.
  • Other guided tours can be found HERE
  • Feuerwehrmuseum (Fire Brigade Museum) - There are more than 6,000 exhibits on display in the traditional and historical museum.
  • Hallisch-Franconian Museum - the museum, in the mediaeval heart of Hall, displays the history, art and culture of the imperial city and its surroundings in over 3000 m2 of exhibition space
  • Brewery tours - very good. A warm, malty aroma rises up from one of the two huge brew kettles, where the brew simmers away. Experience it for yourself!
  • Old masters in the Johanniterhalle - St John's Hall, a former church dating from the 12th century, was re-opened as a museum in November 2008.
  • Historical town of Vellberg and its mediaeval fortress (11 km)

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