Harburg on the Wörnitz and Gateway to the Ries
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 its delightful narrow streets and romantic corners. It is understandably called a "painter's paradise."
Towering over the town, the Harburg fortress was first mentioned in 1150 and today is the property of the non-profit Fürst zu Oettingen-Wallerstein-Kulturstiftung (Cultural Foundation). A hill called "Harburger Bock" (570 m) is the highest elevation in this part of the Swabian Jura with an especially impressive view of the Ries crater.