This hike is more of a guided walk through the forests and gardens of the summer hunting palace of Solitude. This palace was the retreat of the Dukes of Württemberg, though by the time it was built, Napoleon had started his march across Europe, and the estate was never fully developed. Today it is a glimpse into the courtly culture of the late 18th century.
Mills were a common sight in the pre-modern landscape of Europe. During the late 19th century, many were industrialized. By the end of the 20th century, most had disappeared entirely. The Seven-Mill Valley near Stuttgart has a remarkable collection of 18th and 19th-century mills set in the picturesque pastoral landscape of Württemberg.
The castle of Hohenneuffen is an ancient fortress of the Württemberg state. Today there is very little surviving of the castle other than the foundations. However, it is extremely picturesque from a distance the the castle looks incredible. This hike is a panorama tour designed to get the best views of the Hohenneuffen Fortress.
This is a simple walk around the ancient territory of the Bebenhausen Monastery. In the Middle Ages, the monasteries held great territories which supported the Monks and their activities. Some Monasteries, such as Fulda, were powerful enough to act as regional powers, whereas others like Bebenhausen were more local.
On the edge of the Black Forest, as it slowly turns into the cultivated highlands of Württemberg, is a small stream, the Monbach. The stream cuts a beautiful gorge through dark sandstone, surrounded by forest and a nearby castle.