"On and Off the Road In Dinkelsbuhl" Top 5 Page for this destination Dinkelsbühl by Roadquill

Dinkelsbühl Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 168 photos

Pretty Medieval Town in Bavaria

Had I known it would take two hours by train from Stuttgart to Alsbach and then another hour on a public bus to Dinkelsbuhl, I would have left much earlier. Unfortunately, the haze from participating in the Volksfest the night before and then watching one of the Eurocup matches caused a slight delay in getting boot to trail.

Getting there

This place is best visited via car. The train/bus system works, but it takes a long time as the bus stops every 3-4 kilometers. On the plus side, there is a busy bus stop right outside the Ansbach bus station and the 805 bus to Dinkelsbuhl runs fairly frequently. Once you reach Dink (there did not seem to be any signs saying Dink), there were also not any signs pointing to the old town and the stop was fairly deserted at noon. Using time honed hunting skills I deduced where the old medieval town should be and started walking downhill toward where a river or stream should be. Alas, after a few minutes of walking there was a sign pointing to historiche. A few minutes later I was within the old walls.

Dinkelsbuhl History

Earliest records indicate settlement around 730, with fortifications and a moat in the 10th Century at the intersection of two major trading routes. It was made an Imperial Free City in 1274, which included mill rights, and cloth measuring. During the 30 Years War from 1618 to 1648 it changed hands eight times. In 1826 King Ludwig I of Bavaria issued a decree to prevent the city walls and towers from being pulled down.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty town with lots of character
  • Cons:Hard to get to.
  • Last visit to Dinkelsbühl: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 25, 2010
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Our next planned trip is to this area and you have shown sites not found easily on the internet. Thanks for the pics and comments; great job-and added you as a friend

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Karl, fabulous little page with brilliant photos of quaint Dinkelsbühl. I must admit that I never really made it there. *winkygrin*

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Thanks for your picturesque page, Karl! I would like to see more of Bavaria some day.....

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