The countryside around the Hesselberg – the only Frankish mountain with views of the Alps – is almost Tuscan. Historic towns and pretty villages nestling among the rolling green hills, the orchards, and the dense green woods beyond the meandering Wörnitz river create a unique landscape.
The green heart of the "Fränkische Moststraße" invites you to go for a cycle ride, a walk, a boat tour or even paragliding, but above all to enjoy its gastronomic delights. The town of Wassertrüdingen is the urban centre of the Hesselberg region, with its picturesque historical centre of imposing merchants’ houses and its yellow-ochre church, as well as an old moated castle and the town hall, which was built in the Münchener style. Experience the stunning views from the Türmerstube into the Wörnitztal (valley of the river Wörnitz) and into the Bavarian Ries. Stroll through the old town or visit the barrier-free museum FLUVIUS which takes the visitor into the fascinating world of Wassertrüdingen's river Wörnitz. Interactive stations invite you to see, feel, hear and marvel. Another highlight is the huge aquarium with endemic fish.
In the middle of the old town there are attractive restaurants and hotels, as well as the new "Radlerhotel Wassertrüdingen", a starting or end point of many cycle tours in southern Germany.
In the direct area immediate vicinity of Wassertrüdingen you can find several must-see visitor attractions, such as the Dennenlohe castle park with southern Germany’s biggest rhododendron park, the unique archeological Roman park of Ruffenhofen, and the Limes UNESCO world heritage site, as well as the legendary Schmalzmühle (mill), whose former owner was once feared by the authorities. Today the mill invites the connoisseur to have a go at cheese-making, or you can learn how to brew in the Fürnheim brewery experience. So why not go along and try your hand.
Historic Centre, characterised by grand town houses and commercial buildings, town hall, water castle, town church, puppet theatre, museum of fishing and of natural history.