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"Märklintage" : Region around Göppingen
Region around GöppingenMy KMZ file includes the region around Göppingen.
Google Earth is really the best way to check out the region around Göppingen; - or ANY region.
While visiting Göppingen, you should find out where else to go.
There REALLY is a lot to see in the region around Stuttgart and Göppingen no matter what your interests are. Use Google Earth.
How far the "region" stretches is up to yourself. When it comes down to feasability, IMHO the region includes these towns; clock-wise from the north :
Schorndorf - Schwäbisch Gmünd - Gerstetten - Amstetten - Reutlingen - Stuttgart - Kornwestheim.
Remember that the German highways ( Autobahn ) are a quick way to get around - if there is no rush hour, accidents or maintenance work.
A distance of 30 km is normally 15 minutes drive, but it could also be a 30 km long queue.
Stuttgart, of course, is the main city in the area.
Watch this video from Eisenbahn-Romantik :
"Stuttgarts Bahnschätze" ➚ about trains in Stuttgart to get some ideas on what to see.
North of Stuttgart is the freight yard at Kornwestheim where you can stand on the brigde right above the hump.
At Schorndorf the Schwäbischen Waldbahn ➚ begins its route from Schorndorf to Welzheim up in the hills.
The trip takes about one hour. There are several good phot-spots along the way but the best photos are taken when the train goes up to Welzheim with the steam locomotive in front.
At Amstetten ( end / beginning of the Geislinger Steige ) you'll find the museum railway :
UEF Lokalbahn Amstetten-Gerstetten ➚
There are many good photo-spots in the area between Amstetten and Gerstetten.
The Albbähnle ➚ goes from Amstetten to Oppingen through some very scenic landscape.
If you enjoy walking in the forrests; check out Schwäbische Alp Wandern ➚
There are many beautiful walks in the hills; especially in the Geislingen / Amstetten area.
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