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 Singen. To help you make friends with Singen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Singen has a major train station, which is very convenient -- but that's pretty much it for this town. And that train station is also why Singen is unattractive, as this transport hub was the reason for the city was flattened during WWII. Sadly, unlike many other cities, no one took much interest in rebuilding the old town and apparently no competent city planning was at hand. Singen is not pretty; has no attractions itself; and is average when it comes to shopping, dining, and entertainment. It has all the classics like movie theatres, a pretty huge nightclub, and some smaller nightlife locations -- bars, cafes, restaurants, and a medium-sized shopping area -- but those shouldn't give any traveler much reason to stop over.
There actually are some notable cultural events and festivals throughout the year, especially in summer. Singen suddenly becomes much more attractive when you see it as a base for the surrounding area, though, which ranges in between pretty and stunning. There are some ruins on dormant volcanoes close by as well as some fantastic hiking and biking on the Bodanrueck peninsula or the Hegau area. Also just passing through picture-perfect villages with wood-framed houses and remarkably beautiful gardens in the vicinity is a pleasure even more if a day like that is ended with a meal in one of the many family-run restaurants in one of those buildings.
Your choices for hostels in Singen are extremely limited, and as usual for towns of this size in Germany, you will be in a government-run place -- but it's not bad and prices are reasonable (it's not the most conveniently located, but it's quiet and in lovely garden surroundings). It's probably unlikely that other Singen hostels will appear in the future as there is just no market for them.
Written by local enthusiast for Singen hostelsgagalichen