Excursion tips

Excursion ideas, sights and leisure tips for Rottweil

Roman fans will definitely get their money’s worth: the Romans left behind important finds in Rottweil. Medieval alleys and decorated facades still characterize the image of the former Free Imperial City today.

The “Turmbau zu Rottweil” (‘Tower of Rottweil’) is particularly exciting and worth seeing.  Thyssen-Krupp is testing high-speed elevators in a tower almost 250 meters high. The architecture will not only inspire friends of modern architecture. “Let’s take the elevator,” will probably be one of Rottweil’s new favorite pastimes. The Tourist Information Rottweil regularly organizes guided tours of the tower.

But there are many more good travel reasons and wonderful pastimes for guests of the Hotel Bären in Rottweil:

City tour through Rottweil – 0.8 km

The medieval town center, Rottweil’s rich history, hidden jewels, little stories and anecdotes – the offer of bookable city tours at the tourist information of the town of Rottweil is varied.

Next hiking area – 3 km

Hiking and local recreation area around the Heuberg. Beautiful hiking trails also start directly in Rottweil, for example through the Eschachtal valley.

Cycling paths directly at the hotel

Neckartal valley cyclingpath and the Heidelberg – Black Forest – Lake Constance – Cycling path

Golf 9 Loch – 23 km


Golf 18 Loch – 35 km

The Öschberghof Country and Golf Club in Donaueschingen can be reached from Rottweil in a good 30 minute drive. The club was opened in 1976, the terrain: Flat – slightly hilly with water obstacles, the degree of difficulty: Sporty – demanding.

Rustic restaurant – 10m

Altstadt Schänke

Day trip: Lake Constance (Bodensee) – 68 km

Day trip:  Konstanz – 90 km

the beautiful city with history at Lake Constance is only 90km away. In fact, Konstanz has three lakes – the Obersee, the Überlinger See and the Seerhein. The lively city center and a varied cultural program are well worth experiencing.

Thyssen-Tower, 3km

Rottweil – Here Thyssen is testing new elevator technologies in a total of 12 elevator shafts. The maximum speeds of 64.8 km/h are tested. The Thyssen testing tower is both an excursion point and a research laboratory.

This makes Rottweil the highest public visitor platform in Germany at 232 meters. A conference level is located at a height of 220 meters.

The Thyssen testing tower provides a 360° panoramic view. In good weather you can see as far as the Swiss Alps. A panoramic elevator with glass walls already turns the way up into an experience. Open every weekend for visitors. Here is more.