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Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse motorhome

© Toerisme Opper-Zwaben, Stefan Kuhn

Discover the Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse with your motorhome!

Get your motorhome ready for a wonderful motorhome tour along the Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse in Germany. Enjoy Baroque architecture along the way, hidden in quaint villages and lush landscapes! In this article, you will find six destinations that are worth a visitGute Reise!

A journey into the past

The abundance of Baroque architecture in Upper Swabia, and along the Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse in particular, is the result of several historical, political, and religious factors that coincided in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse runs through the Oberschwaben region of southern Germany, connecting numerous towns and villages known for their beautiful Baroque architecture. The route, one of the first themed routes in Germany, stretches for about 500 km and runs from Lake Constance in the south-east to the Danube in the north-west.

Drive through charming villages where narrow streets, half-timbered houses and local markets invite you to discover them! This motorhome route will take you past architectural masterpieces that will take you back in time. Admire impressive Baroque churches, each with a unique story and amazing details. From the intoxicating opulence of the Zwiefalter Abtei to the elegance of the basilica in Weingarten.

Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse motorhome

Zwiefalten Monastery

We start this motorhome route with a visit to Zwiefalten Abtei, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Originally founded in the 12th century, this abbey was rebuilt in Baroque style after a devastating fire in the 18th century. Admire the opulent decorations, imposing domes and serene atmosphere that surrounds the abbey! 

After exploring the abbey, take a seat at one of the cosy eateries in the surrounding villages. Here you can enjoy traditional Swabian dishes. Be sure to taste the local wines or beers there too. Prost!

With your motorhome, you can spend the night in the village of Riedlingen at motorhome stopover Stadthalle.

traditional Swabian dishes

- Don't forget to enjoy traditional Swabian dishes! © Opper-Zwaben Toerisme GmbH

Schloss Zeil

Leave the abbey and drive towards Schloss Zeil, a fairytale castle that towers high above the town of Bad Schussenried. Built in the 13th century, this castle has a rich history. Stroll through the imposing halls and corridors and be transported to an era of knights and princes. Don't forget to climb the tower for a panoramic view of the surrounding green hills! 

Also be sure to visit the nearby town of Bad Schussenried. Here you will find charming streets and markets where you can sample local delicacies and buy artisan souvenirs.

Spend the night with your motorhome at Bierkrugmuseum of Am Zellersee.

Basilika Ottobeuren

Ottobeuren is home to another gem of Baroque architecture: the Basilika Ottobeuren. Its history stretches back to the 8th century! The grandeur of the interior, the impressive dome and the refined details in the carvings therefore make this an unmissable destination along the Barockstrasse. 

At the adjacent monastery complex, you will find a beautiful cloister and a museum. Stroll through the arcaded corridors and admire the sculptures that tell the history of the monastery. The museum offers in-depth insights into the cultural and religious context of the region. 

Park your motorhome nearby at Wohnmobilstellplatz Memmingen.

Basilika Ottobeuren motorhome

- Not only the outside is beautiful, the inside must be seen too! © Ottobeuren, Walter Engel

Basilika Weingarten

A highlight of this motorhome route is the imposing Weingarten Basilica. This Baroque church, dedicated to St Martin, houses not only beautiful works of art, but also the largest choir stalls in the world! The majestic dome and detailed frescoes make this an unforgettable stop.

Do you like a bit of adventure? Then climbing the dome is a must! While there, enjoy the panoramic view of the Weingarten. Or choose to explore the cosy town and settle down at one of the many cosy cafés! 

You can stay overnight with your motorhome at Festplatz.

Basilika Weingarten motorhome

- The imposing basilica of Weingarten should not be missed during your motorhome-trip! © Toerisme Opper-Zwaben, Florian Trykowski

Kloster en Schloss Salem

Here you can delve deeper into the history of the Kloster and Schloss Salem, a former Cistercian monastery. The baroque church and beautiful grounds invite you to look around. Take time to wander through the lush gardens and enjoy the tranquillity of this historic place! If you don't want to miss anything, it is advisable to join a guided tour.

With your motorhome, you can spend the night nearby at Sennerei Schläge of P2 Sport- und Funpark.

Meersburg am Bodensee

This motorhome route ends on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance in Meersburg. While not strictly baroque, this charming town offers a relaxing end to our motorhome itinerary. Take time to visit Meerburg Castle, one of Germany's oldest castles, and explore its streets, enjoy views of the lake, and discover local gastronomy before ending your motorhome-trip.

Overnight stays by motorhome can be at Wohnmobilparkplatz Allmend 2Wohnmobilparkplatz Ergeten of Wohmobilstellparkplatz Allmend 1.

Meersburg am Bodensee motorhome

- Stroll through cosy streets and stroll along Meersburg's waterfront! © GNTB/Jürgen Pollak

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