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Legendary Towns

Abounding with history, shaped by the pride and wealth of their citizens, teeming with churches and castles, towers, city walls and well-kept private town-houses - in the Donau-Ries Tourist Region there are nine legendary towns to discover and explore.

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Encircled by a completely preserved town wall and employing a traditional watchman in the churchtower "Daniel," Nördlingen is unique.  Bopfingen, Harburg and Höchstadt, as well as  Monheim, Rain and Wemding, each bear evidence of their individual history.  Once the residence town of Oettingen was divided based on religious denomination; today the half-timbered houses on the one side and baroque facades on the other side still reflect past eras.  Its location at the confluence of the Danube and Wörnitz and also the wide avenue in the heart of Donauwörth testify to the prosperity and significance of the former free imperial town.

The charming towns of the Donau-Ries Tourist Region invite to casual strolls and lingering along with attractive shopping possibilities as well as refreshment and rest points.


Legendary Towns in the Donau-Ries Tourist Region

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    Bopfingen

    Bopfingen

    At the western portal to the Ries, the town of Bopfingen lies at the foot of the distinctive flat-summit mount called "Ipf". Bopfingen attained ...
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    Donauwörth

    Donauwörth

    The former free imperial city Donauwörth is located at the confluence of the rivers Danube and Wörnitz as well as at the foothills of the Swabian and ...
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    Harburg

    Harburg

    Harburg is a picturesque little town, located right on the riverbanks of the Wörnitz.  The charm of the town lies in its special landscape as well as in ...
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    Höchstädt a.d.Donau

    Höchstädt a.d.Donau

    Höchstädt is a small, likable, Bavarian-Swabian  town with a stalwart castle on the Danube Cycling Trail (Donauradwanderweg). A permanent exhibit in the ...
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    Monheim

    Monheim

    Monheim, the center of the recreation area Monheimer Alb, is a small town with a great past: The relics of Saint Walburga in today's parish church remind of ...
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    Nördlingen

    Nördlingen

    Nördlingen is not only situated on the Romantic Road but also encircled by the only completely preserved town wall in Germany.  A walk on the ...
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    Oettingen i.Bay.

    Oettingen i.Bay.

    The former capital and residence town of the counts and later princes of Oettingen has only been a part of Bavaria for 200 years. The special royal heritage ...
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    Rain

    Rain

    Rain goes down in history as the northwest bastion of Altbayern under General Tilly in the Battle of 1632.  The landmarks of the film city "Schexing" ...
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    Wemding

    Wemding

    More than 1200 years old and still fresh as a daisy - that's Wemding! Known above all for its pilgrimage basilica Maria Brünnlein and as the birthplace of ...
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