The visitor mine in Bad Friedrichshall is the perfect destination for young and old in any weather. Immerse yourself in the gigantic world underground and learn all kinds of interesting facts about salt. Let yourself be fascinated by the history and mining technology. Experience the 200 million year old history of our earth - 180 m below ground.
After the ride in the pit cage, an unforgettable experience awaits you in the world of the "white gold". Interesting films as well as impressively staged media and laser installations will cast a spell over you. At once real mining sites, you will discover one of the world's largest mining machines and can trigger an effective show blasting yourself. There is also plenty of fun to be had on the 40-meter-long slide.
+++ Closed in 2021 +++
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the visitor mine will not open for the 2021 season. In 2022, the usual opening hours are expected to apply again:
Visitor entrances take place from May 1 to October 3 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. In addition, the salt mine is also open on Fridays in the month of July until the beginning of the summer vacations in Baden-Württemberg.
In the Heidelberg district of Ziegelhausen you will find well-run restaurants, hotels, guesthouses, vacation apartments, apartments and rooms with breakfast in all price ranges - we will be happy to advise you!
German Falconry Centre Guttenberg Castle
At Guttenberg Castle visitors can experience eagles, vultures and eagle owls in free flight high above the beautiful Neckar river valley every day. Whether imposing owls silently glide over the hair tips of the visitors, majestic eagles show significant dives, or mighty vultures circle over the treetops with the thermal: in front of the magnificent scenery of the castle complex, every flight becomes a unique experience. Affectionate and entertaining knowledge transfer for young and old is carried out by competent "ground staff". In the programmes for children, falconer lessons and menagerie training, you can experience the birds on a real personal level.
In the extensive aviary complexes of the German Falconry Centre, around 120 birds, large-size photos and sculptures, allow a near-natural insight in the fascinating world of the raptors.
In the nursing station injured griffins and owls find skilled assistance. In the oldest private breeding and research station projects for conservation breeding, resettlement and species protection are attended to.
The Technik Museum Sinsheim, the largest private museum in Europe, with more than 3,000 exhibits on over 30,000 square metres of hall space, is located directly on the A6 motorway. More than 300 classic cars offer a representative cross-section of all car brands and epochs. The unique aeronautical exhibition comprises over 50 aircraft, including the supersonic aircraft "Concorde" and its Russian competitor "Tupolev Tu-144". From Whitsun 2019, the gates of the new exhibition hall will open. Even more technology, even more special exhibitions - the traditional brand Alfa Romeo will be opening.
An unforgettable experience is a visit to the IMAX 3D cinema, which shows exclusive documentaries and the latest Hollywood blockbusters on the largest IMAX screen in Germany. The 4*Hotel Sinsheim offers overnight accommodation.
The Technik Museum Sinsheim is open for you 365 days a year. Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Saturday, Sundays and public holidays from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Germany's largest Science Center surprises with a variety of offerings and stands for experimentation, knowledge and innovation. Four exhibition levels with more than 270 hands-on stations will inspire you. The Science Dome is the highlight of the adventure worlds. In the worldwide unique combination of planetarium and theatre, you can travel virtually through space or experience fascinating laser and experimental shows. The experimental theatre is designed for children up to the age of ten and provides an entertaining and vivid introduction to science and technology. The Maker Space as a platform for experimentation and workshop for practical work as well as the Forum as a place for exciting dialogue round off the experimenta programme.
The Science Center is centrally located directly on the Old Neckar, not far from the city centre, and offers the City Parkhaus experimenta with 500 parking spaces opposite.
Forest climbing park Weinsberg
An excurstion destination for the whole family
Here you can find fun and thrills. We are on the Schemelsberg hill above a vineyard in a forest-area with idyllic view of Weibertreu Castle Ruins and the town Weinsberg. After instructions by our professional trainers the very well-secured climbing in the trees begins. There are 78 exercises, spread on 9 parcours (segmented in easy, middle and hard). Duration 3 hours and 1/2 hour instructions.
Climbing from 6 to 99 years - there is something for everybody. For groups we offer outdoor education with fun and action in our team-building area with high ropes course.
Our season begins with the Easter-holidays and ends with the autumn-holidays. You can find the daily opening hours directly at the homepage of the forest climbing park in Weinsberg.
Location of the park:
Am Schemelsberg (postal address: Kernerstr. 17)
Ballooning with Sky Adventure over Castles and Palaces
Experience a ride through the skies and discover the world from a totally new perspective. You will be thrilled, when the balloon gradually fills and stands up in front of you like a gentle giant. Float over castles and palaces with Sky Adventure along the Castle Road. Affectionately restored half-timbered houses will round off the experience during the balloon ride. Our balloon launch sites along the Castle Road, for example, below the Abenberg Castle, or directly at the Neideck Castle ruins in Franconian Switzerland, guarantee an impressive sight. This experience will be remembered by passengers for all their lives. Pure pleasure!
Balloon launches daily from April to October. Ask for our launch sites along the Castle Road.
Hilpoltstein is rich in history and leisure activities: Fortified city wall towers, elaborate half-timbered houses, a proud residential palace and the castle ruins that tower above it all: in Hilpoltstein you will encounter traces of a city history that goes back more than 1000 years. The founders of the town are considered to be the Lords of Stein, who in the Middle Ages held a powerful position as imperial fronts. The 16th century is one of the heydays of the town's history, when Hilpoltstein became part of the Principality of Palatinate Neuburg. Count Palatine Ottheinrich II finally gave the castle to his wife Dorothea Maria as a widow's seat. In 1606, the Countess of the Palatinate moved into the castle. Hilpoltstein's historical treasures reveal some secrets during entertaining guided tours. The 17th century residence, simple on the outside, impresses on the inside with masterly stucco ceilings.
Idyllically situated in the Franconian Lake District, Hilpoltstein invites you to spend your leisure time actively. The Roth Lake offers, among other things, many opportunities for swimming and water sports. Varied cycle and hiking paths combine nature enjoyment and cultural discoveries along the way. There are tours for every taste and in between, warm hosts provide refreshments. Hilpoltstein is also a perfect starting point for fantastic cycling tours, leisurely along the Main-Danube Canal, around the Rothsee or sporty up to the Jura plateau. An e-bike can be recharged in Hilpoltstein directly at the market place in the middle of the beautiful old town and meanwhile you can bridge the time with a lunch or a coffee break in the historical old town.