Plan an eventful city trip to Filderstadt, situated just outside the cultural metropolis of Stuttgart, and you can look forward to relaxing walks through Schönbuch Nature Park and hiking in the Swabian mountains.
On your city trip to Filderstadt you will find yourself in the second-largest town in the district of Esslingen at a height of 474m on the high Filder plains. The best way to get to know the area during a mini-break to Filderstadt is on a hike of the historic circular trail. The trail interlinks all the town’s districts with over 80 stops. The largest district, Bernhausen, is characterised by romantic timbered houses, like the old 17th century town hall. Its pedestrian zones have lots of cosy cafés and shops to tempt you to go on a shopping spree. In the very pretty historic town centre of Bonlanden you can visit castle buildings from the Late Middle Ages, while the district of Harthausen is distinguished by its Late Classical evangelical church from the year 1838. The Late Gothic St. Martin’s Church stands in the centre of the district of Sielmingen. The church is surrounded by a great number of houses, erected in the 16th and 17th centuries, which today typify the picturesque town centre.
Visit Filder’s Municipal Museum in the former town hall of Bonlanden, built in 1563. In the museum, which was opened in 1985, you can find out about the history of Filderstadt during your city trip. Over a total of four floors, the museum presents the five districts through exhibitions on the area's school and church history and agricultural themes.
FILharmonie is the cultural core of Bernhausen. This modern building, which holds 2,000 people, hosts a variety of plays, concerts, trade fairs and exhibitions every year. It also houses the Kulisse restaurant where there is sophisticated cuisine on offer.
Don’t miss out on a visit to the Fildorado leisure centre during your city trip to Filderstadt. There is an indoor swimming pool with lots of slides, wave pools and rapids, as well as an outdoor pool with 50-metre pools and a children’s zone. Relax under the cover of the 34-degree thermal spa or make your way to the 25-metre sports pool. Or chill out in the versatile wellness area in the various saunas, massage jets and pools.
Explore Schönbuch Nature Park on the west side of the town during your short trip to Filderstadt. You will have a beautiful view of the picturesque landscape of Schönbuch, the Swabian mountains and the Filder plains from the Uhlberg Tower, which is perched on the 469-metre-high Uhlberg mountain. You will also find an extensive cycle path network on your trip to Filderstadt. The 75km stretches of cycle tracks connect the town’s sites and it is very well signposted.