Bebenhausen was a wonderful find on a grey afternoon. We were four girls in a car on a quest for the chocolate factory – the Ritter Sport chocolate factory. But after making a wrong turn somewhere along the way, we ended up on a narrow trail with views of this picturesque village below. We agreed that the chocolate would have to wait a bit longer, and decided to explore this place instead.
After running through this field re-enacting scenes from the Sound of Music, we wandered into the town and climbed up the steps to the old monastery. Aside from a young couple wandering hand in hand, we were the only ones there.
Like many structures across Europe, the Bebenhausen Monastery was undergoing structural renovations. But though we could not explore the interior of all the buildings, the beautiful exteriors were enough to keep my eyes content.
Sometimes wrong turns pay off and you end up discovering places that aren’t on your to-see list. So next time follow these turns and see where they take you. You might just end up in a quaint village in the Tübingen district of Baden-Württemberg!
What places have you come across when you’ve made detours on the road?