The Tourist Routes
Swabian Spa Route
Like a string of pearls, this route connects 10 spas and health resorts along a 240-kilometer road of discovery through the Alpine foothills of Bavaria and Baden Wuerttemberg. The health-giving thermal spas are a source of renewed strength and increased energy, not to mention the healing powers of the moor mud baths, the warmth of thermal water and the healthy therapies of Sebastian Kneipp.
Kapuzinerhof is centrally located just a short distance from a number of traditional health spas and resorts. A stay at our hotel allows you to test out a variety of resorts, including the Jordenbad Thermal Spa, within walking distance.
Upper Swabian Baroque Road
The Baroque Road was mapped out in 1966 as one of the first defined tourist routes in postwar Germany. It is over 500km long and stretches from Lake Constance through Austria and into Switzerland. The Baroque Road is divided into the Main Route, the East Route, the South Route and the West Route.
Following the Baroque Road in Upper Swabia will take you to the St. Peter and Paul Pilgrimage Church in Seinhausen, the Cathedral in Ulm and St. Martin’s in Biberach an der Riss. The monumental ceiling fresco at St. Martin’s is the work of famed artist Johann Zick.
Swabian Poets Road
The Poets Road was officially inaugurated in the late 1970s, connecting over 70 museums and literary monuments. The route starts in Bad Mergentheim and wanders through the Swabian hill country to Meersburg on Lake Constance. The route is marked by signs showing a brown inkwell and feather on a white background.
Christoph Martin Wieland
Biberach and der Riss is also a stopping point on the Poets Road. Martin Wieland (1733-1813), considered one of the region’s greatest poets, was born in nearby Oberholzheim. A memorial to Wieland is located in the parsonage in Oberholzheim. Biberach’s most famous son has earned a place along Gotthold Ehpraim Lessing as one of the most important poets of the enlightenment and he was a good friend of Wolfgang von Goethe. One of his greatest contributions was the first translations and stage productions of Shakespeare in German.
The German Half-Timbered House Route from the Neckar River to Lake Constance
This route takes travelers from Mosbach in the Neckar valley to Meersburg on Lake Constance. The road passes through verdant farmland, steep hillside vineyards and across a variety of lakes, waterways and moors. It also offers stunning mountain scenery. The route connects 24 quaint, medieval towns, each filled with the iconic half-timbered buildings associated with southern Germany. Among the oldest of these are several buildings still standing in Biberach an der Riss.
The Jakobsweg is among the most widely traveled pilgrimage routes in Europe. It leads to the grave of the Holy Apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The Jakobsweg consists of many varied paths and one of the most recently established runs through Upper Swabia. It also follows the route taken by medieval pilgrims and passes through the towns of Bad Waldsee, Erbach and Biberach an der Riss.
The Upper Swabian Mill Route
200 years ago, before Europe was re-ordered under Napoleon, Upper Swabia was a patchwork of tiny Fiefdoms and every one of these had its own grinding mills for refining grain, cutting timber, treating leather and wool, pumping water and many other tasks. The mills were the driving force behind the region’s emergence as an economic powerhouse of the middle ages. Few of these mills survived the industrial revolution but some have been painstakingly restored, lending a nostalgic and magical air to the towns and villages dotting the Swabian countryside.
Grinding Mills near Biberach
- Angermuehle Wilhelm Muehlschlegel Biberach
- Wasserrad “Obere Muehle Julius Muehlschlegel” Biberach-Birkendorf
- Weissgerberwalkmuehle Juergen Kolesch Biberach
- Mahlmuehle Fischback Alberweiler
- Mahlmuehle Winterstettendorf
- Mosmuehle Zinnecker Stafflangen
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