Cycling along the Neckar to Marbach

I sometimes keep forgetting that Stuttgart is a city with a river. As the Neckar does not run through the center, it was out of my view most of the time. As Moritz and I have moved from the south of Stuttgart to the north lately, that has changed. During the last few weeks, I discovered a whole new face of Stuttgart. Today, we seized the day and the perfect weather for a bike trip to Marbach – of course along the Neckar.

We started at Max-Eyth-See, a beautiful place by itself, I will write a post about it very soon, too.

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There is a bike path next to the Neckar which we followed all the time. It is very well maintained, flat and thus easy to drive on. After 12 km we stopped at Zugwiesen, close to Ludwigsburg.This is a renaturation project next to the Neckar and a lovely place for a break or picnic.

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They have a tower from where you have a lovely view.

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Plus, you can observe animals…

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We rode on, had a little race duel with a freighter…

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… and won Smiley, came into a traffic jam…

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…and had to wait till the whole duck family had made it to the other side… and passed some lovely vineyards:

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After around 1.5 hours we crossed the Neckar and arrived at Marbach.

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Right next to the bridge is a lovely beer garden, the Bootshaus Marbach. That’s where we had lunch Smiley

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We turned around and cycled back to Max-Eyth-See.

What a lovely tour! Easy, with beautiful scenery and along a river. One of my new favorite weekend trips.

Have you explored the Neckar in or around Stuttgart already? What is your favorite place or trip?

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