Bad Urach is an excellent location to get to know the Neckar-Alb region. The hills and mountains of the Swabian Jura with its lovely forests and idyllic rivers draws outside athletes and anyone who loves nature. The modern cities and towns and the greater Stuttgart area, which is not far from Bad Urach, offer visitors an extraordinary wealth of cultural events and leisure activities.
The Swabian Jura stretches along the Danube all the way from Lake Constance in the south to Rothenburg ob der Tauber to the north. Numerous excellent trails lead through the wonderful low mountain ranges. Pristine nature and unique views are just waiting to be discovered.
Let the wonderful area around our hotel inspire you and discover the perfect harmony of nature, farming and modern lifestyle that our region has to offer. Hiking lets you discover historic villages and towns, enjoy the calm atmosphere at the idyllic streams and climb up to enjoy the best viewpoints and experience unique views.
This hiking trail is one of the special things to visit in our home Bad Urach. It is known to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails in all of Germany. The first part of the hike takes you up to Urach’s 30-meters-tall waterfall. This circular path goes across the hills above the Maisental (valley) and offers a marvelous view of the castle ruin of Hohenurach. We recommend you eat a traditional light meal at the Rohrauer Hütte (lodge). A break at Güterstein’s waterfall rounds off the hike.
A Different Kind of Sightseeing
The SEGWAY tour is not your average sightseeing tour, but an exciting experience and a lot to explore. Conveniently float through the health resort Bad Urach and look forward to wonderful impressions and a new perspective on our beautiful town.
This tour is suitable for groups of 4-6 people.
Duration: 60 minutes including introduction, price on request
Castles & Fortresses
You can find many of Baden-Württemberg’s most finest castles among the green hills and forests of the Swabian Jura. Among these are impressive buildings, such as the residential castle in Bad Urach, Hohenzollern Castle or Hohenurach Castle.
During a cave tour, visitors receive lots of interesting facts and historic information on how the Swabian Jura developed and what may have happened here in prehistoric times. In addition to many small caves, the Friedrichshöhlen (Friedrich’s caves) in Wimsen and the Tiefenhöhle Laichingen (deep caves of Laichingen) are also popular among our guests.
The AlbThermen Bad Urach
Ideal relaxation and an excellent bathing experience are what awaits our guests at the spa and sauna center in the AlbThermen Bad Urach. Just the relaxation that you need after a long hike.
More than 80 large brands, such as Adidas, Nike, Hilfiger and Boss, have outlet shops at the Outlet-City in Metzingen. Metzingen is about 10km from our hotel and easy to reach. A shopping paradise for anyone who likes popular brands.
The hotel and restaurant owners of the biosphere reserve Swabian Alb have joined forces to create the Biosphärengastgebern, the biosphere hosts, to express their connection to this unique cultural landscape and to emphasize their passion for their work.
The Biosphärengastgeber (biosphere hosts) are proud of their region and feel responsible for it. This is dedication that our guests can feel. Lamb in herb crust, trouts from the crystal-clear streams of our valleys, excellent spirits made from fruits that were harvested in fruit-tree meadows of the region: The biosphere tastes good. One of a kind. Typical regional dishes and ingredients straight from the biosphere reserve Schwäbische Alb are a matter of course for the members of Biosphärengastgeber.
Sustainability is more than a buzz word for the Biosphärengastgeber. It is the central idea that all member hotels and restaurants as well as their partners believe in. All members commit themselves to saving our natural resources and using sustainable equipment and materials. All Biosphärengastgeber are striving to receive renowned certifications, such as “EMAS”, “Schmeck den Süden” or “ServieQualität Deutschland”. This illustrates the high standard that they set for themselves.
This is why the participating hotels and restaurants are also official partners of the biosphere reserve.
Discover our special offers for your vacation, weekend or short trip. Enjoy hiking on premium hiking trails, shopping in Metzingen, spa visits to the Albthermen, bike or motorbike rides in the heart of the Swabian Jura. You can also easily reach day-trip destinations, such as Stuttgart, Ulm, Tübingen and Hohenzollern Castle, from Bad Urach.