Where to stay around Swabian Forest?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 95 holiday lettings near Swabian Forest. From 7 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Swabian Forest is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Swabian Forest?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Swabian Forest. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Stuttgart: 97 holiday homes
  • Stuttgart Region: 149 holiday homes
  • Karlsruhe Government District: 861 holiday homes
  • Ludwigsburg: 61 holiday homes
  • Heilbronn: 60 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Swabian Forest! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Swabian Forest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Swabian Forest with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Stuttgart: 97 holiday lettings
  • Ludwigsburg: 61 holiday lettings
  • Heilbronn: 60 holiday lettings
  • Esslingen: 66 holiday lettings
  • Aalen: 27 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Swabian Forest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Swabian Forest. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porsche Arena: 132 holiday rentals
  • Neckar Park Business Center: 132 holiday rentals
  • State Gallery: 153 holiday rentals
  • Abstatt Citizens Park: 101 holiday rentals
  • University of Hohenheim: 183 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swabian Forest listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Swabian Forest, Germany your home away from home

The Swabian Forest area of Baden-Wurttemberg is between the Upper Neckar River and the Danube and is a popular recreation area for visitors.

Things to Do in Swabian Forest, Germany

Holiday rentals in the Swabian Forest make the ideal base for visitors to discover this gentle hilly region with its small villages. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding are popular ways to explore the landscape and spot the wildlife. Fossiling is very popular and many large and important fossils have been found here. There are miles of hiking trails and bicycle routes through the river valleys and forests. Fishing is available on the Ebnisee and there is an 18-hole golf course and driving range at Alfdorf. In summer, the Ebnisee provides swimming, boating and watersports and there is table tennis at the city park. Swimming pools and saunas are available at Bad Mergentheim. In winter, the area gets some snow and skiing is possible.

Places to Visit Around Swabian Forest, Germany

Visit the Urwelt Museum Hauff at Holzmaden which houses the world’s largest petrified crinoid (sea lily), an estimated 180 million years old. You can also “dig” for your own fossil souvenir in the shale deposits. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a beautiful mediaeval city with many attractions including the Schwabisch Hall. The area has a number of castles worth visiting at Langenburg, Weikersheim and Neuenstein. For more days out in this unspoilt landscape, visit the nature park at Bad Mergentheim. Other important towns in the area are Albstadt, Bad Urach, Engstingen, Gammertingen, Munsingen, Reutlingen (the gateway to the Swabian Jura) and Rottweil, the oldest town in Baden Wurttemberg.

Weather in Swabian Forest, Germany

Swabian Forest holiday homes in the Baden-Wurttemberg region enjoy a moderate climate with sunny summers which are cooled by the elevation, and some snow in winter. Incidentally the small weather station at Sketten am kalten Markt is in a special microclimate. In summer, temperatures reach an average 23°C (73°F) in the day. Winters are cold with daytime highs of 2°C (36°F) and there can be regular showers at any time of year.

Travel to Swabian Forest, Germany

The nearest major airport serving holiday rentals in the Swabian Forest of Germany is Munich (MUC) Airport which is about 150 km away. The local airport in Swabia is Memmingen (FMM) Airport which has the highest altitude of any commercial airport in Germany. It has mainly domestic flights although Flybe has seasonal flights from Belfast and the Isle of Man and Ryanair has a number of low-cost flights from major UK cities to Memmingen. The nearest railway station to the area is at Sonthofen or at Oy-Mittelberg. A car is necessary for getting around this scenic area.

Activities and attractions in Swabian Forest

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Swabian Forest a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Playmobil FunPark (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Aquella (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Dinkelsbuehl Golfclub (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Golf Club Ansbach (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Golfpark Rothenburg (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Burggarten (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Swabian Forest

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Swabian Forest is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Altmühlsee (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Hofgarten (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Grosser Brombachsee (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • St. Mary's Monastery Garden (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Ipf (21.5 mi / 34.7 km)
  • Burggarten (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)