The Remstal - a region of variety on Stuttgart's doorstep
Once you approach the Remstal, you will not be able to escape the desire to explore the whole valley. The following video shows this impression from a bird's eye view (you will need Adobe Flash Player to watch the video):
The Remstal countryside is primarily characterised by its variety. There are extensive vineyards, grazed orchards, fields and forests as well as a long stretch of natural river valley. From Essingen on the Swabian Alb to where it meets the Neckar near the state capital Stuttgart, the Rems grows from a small spring to a significant river.
The varied countryside can be best discovered on a hike or bike ride. Many visitors rave about spring, when the cherry and apple blossom garnish the "Remstal Garden of Paradise" with delicate splendour. However, the autumn, with its colourful vines heavy with grapes, is a sight for sore eyes.
Along the valley lie towns and villages that are rich in history and culture. The best-known are Waiblingen, Weinstadt, Schorndorf, Lorch and Schwäbisch Gmünd. However, larger and smaller municipalities invite you to visit and enjoy yourself.
The Limes, a frontier wall that has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2005, has run through the Remstal since Roman times. It was from here that the aristocratic family of Staufer and Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) wrote European history.
Respect for inventors and thinkers is also firmly anchored in the Remstal. The world-famous "father of the car" Gottlieb Daimler was born in Schorndorf. Aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel came from Grunbach and founders of modern firms, such as Kärcher and Stihl are also famous names from our region.
The composer Friedrich Silcher was born in Schnait (Weinstadt). Friedrich Schiller and Eduard Mörike lived in the Remstal for a long time, where Gotthilf Fischer, conductor of the world-famous Fischer-Chöre, lives.
Fine cuisine, excellent wines and lovely people distinguish the Remstal. The choice ranges from gourmet cuisine to traditional Swabian fare and caters for every taste. The culinary delights of the region can be discovered in our gastronomic campaigns "Blühendes Remstal" (Blooming Remstal), "Sommer-Teller" (Summer Platter) and "Schlemmer-Menü" (Gourmet Menu).
Do not miss out on a trip to the numerous cosy wine taverns in which rustic Swabian traditions are cultivated with a glass of wine and a hearty snack - it is all you need to spend a great evening with friendly people.
What really characterises the image of the Remstal, though, is first and foremost the high-quality wines. The "Wengerter" (Swabian dialect for "winegrowers") have worked their way to the top of the German wine elite in the last few years with their personal commitment, care and ability.
The "Weintreff" (Wine Meet) in the first weekend in February offers the opportunity to get to know a selection of fine products from the Remstal and the surrounding area. Other centres of attraction are the producers' own tasting rooms and the local wine festivals. The Remstal is therefore not just something to be seen, but really to be tasted, too!
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