LEADER area Hohenlohe-Tauber

The LEADER area of Hohenlohe-Tauber is tucked into the far northeastern corner of Baden-Württemberg. It is characterised by three large rivers, carving deeply into the limestone high plateau, and a strong contrast between the steep slopes of the valleys, often covered in woodland or vineyards, and the expansive, undulating plateau still used for intensive agriculture. By south west German standards, the area is a long way from any mayor conurbations, which might be one of the reasons it is still so rich in romantic villages and rural towns.

Compared to the Black Forest, tourism is a relatively recent arrival. Cycling is a mayor focus, with two long-distance cycling routes, the “Kocher-Jagst cycle trail” and the “Liebliches Taubertal cycle trail ” increasingly well-known and attracting greater numbers of cyclists every year.

Using interpretation to valorise hidden gems and cultural landscapes

The aesthetic appeal of the landscape lies in the harmonious interchange between nature and culture, weaving a colourful tapestry of features that go back centuries. The area’s rich history offers much potential for tourism, featuring Celts, Romans securing the outermost borders of their world empire, as well as famous knights such as Götz von Berlichingen and powerful monasteries.

Detecting the traces of this history however requires more than just a cursory glance. Heritage interpretation is an important tool to create new visitor attractions and to secure return visits. Much of the success will depend on the quality of new interpretive trails, panels and exhibitions, since visitors are increasingly well-travelled and have come to expect certain standards. Transinterpret will assist local initiatives in this task and also contribute to better publicity for the region.

In Hohenlohe-Tauber, the following projects benefit from Transinterpret:

Tourist orientation system for Hohenlohe-Tauber - Corporate Design

Paths of silence in the Central Jagst valley - interpretive trails

Visitor information centre Krautheim  - Strategic concept for a visitor centre

Observatory and planet trail in Weikersheim – interpretive trail and exhibition

Buchenbach visitor centre – permanent exhibition and interpretive trail

Homepage of the LAG Hohenlohe-Tauber:


www.leader-hohenlohe-tauber.de/

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by Elke Schliermann-Kraus last modified 23.09.2008 11:42