This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sigmaringen. To help you make friends with Sigmaringen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sigmaringen is a quiet town set amidst wonderful nature. The town is all about its castle, which sits prominently on top of a steep hill overlooking the surroundings. Around the castle is the old town with many more old-world buildings and a charming atmosphere to it. Other than that, sights within the city's boundaries are limited. There are a few museums, one of which that will especially make people happy who are interested in nobility.
The outdoors also have much to offer. The adjoining Alb-Donau Nature Reserve is an excellent place to hike or bike. And the Danube River is great for anyone who is into canoeing or kayaking.
But overall, Sigmaringen is actually more of a daytrip destination. This is probably also why Sigmaringen hostels aren't really plentiful; your choices are extremely limited and if you are in the market for a Sigmaringen hostel, you will likely end up at the longstanding government-run hostel. This isn't exactly an inspiring place but fulfills all basic needs. It is very unlikely that there will be any other Sigmaringen hostels popping up in the near future, as there just isn't enough tourist traffic.
Due to its small size, anything in Sigmaringen -- including your Sigmaringen hostel -- can be reached on foot. For those who consider even a kilometer too far to walk, there are frequent buses, most terminating at the train station. Getting to Sigmaringen by train is straightforward, with connections available at least hourly. The town is not connected to the high-speed rail network though, so the only option are smaller, local trains. This might actually be an advantage, as it leaves more time to marvel at the scenery you pass through when approaching Sigmaringen.
Written by local enthusiast for Sigmaringen hostelsgagalichen