Biberach an der Riss, to give its full name – thriving modern industries with excellent communications, an historic town centre, an enviable programme of cultural events and a surrounding landscape of rolling hills and woodlands – Biberach has them all.
It is situated in the South West of Germany, close to the borders with France, Switzerland and Austria. The Swabian Mountains, Lake Constance and the Alps are, therefore, only a short distance away.
The town has retained much of its Mediaeval character, with half-timbered buildings surrounding the market square. Overlooking it is St Martinskirche, a Gothic church hidden beneath a Baroque restoration. Worshipped in by both Protestants and Catholics, its shared use reflects the compromise between these denominations following the religious conflicts of the 1600s.
For the energetic, there are numerous walking and cycling routes around the town, whilst for others there are the delights of relaxing spas, bars and restaurants to sample. Be sure to try some of the local specialities such as Fastenbrezel or Knabberfleisch.
In summer, the town celebrates the Schützenfest – nine days of folk festivities, whilst the highlight of winter is the two-week Christmas market. Enjoy the magic of the lights from the stalls twinkling on the frost as you curl your hands around a glass of mulled wine. You can be sure though that whenever your visit is made, a warm welcome is guaranteed.
Find out more about Biberach here: Biberach Town website
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