Mountain Biking Highlight
The three country conference
Hohenneuffen photographed from Drachenfels
The military governments of the occupation zones founded 1945/46 the countries Württemberg Baden in the American as well as Württemberg Hohenzollern and Baden (so-called, although it only the southern part of the country covered) in the French zone. When it became clear in 1948 that a constitution was being drafted for western Germany, some politicians took the initiative, they wanted a coalition of the countries in the southwest. The head of government of Württemberg-Baden, Reinhold Maier, invited the governments of the three countries to a conference on August 2, 1948 at Hohenneuffen. He wanted to make a first approach. For South Baden, a delegation led by Leo Wohleb, who was an uncompromising champion of the restoration of Baden, took part. Württemberg-Hohenzollern was represented by its Interior Minister Viktor Renner. The delegations included ministers, party leaders, MPs and officials from the three countries.
Memorial plaque for the three-country meeting
The venue was chosen wisely. The wide view into the country and especially the few kilometers away, drastic zone boundary between the circles Reutlingen and Nürtingen should impress. Secluded from their governments and the public, the participants wanted to debate here objectively, well-treated with Täleswein. An agreement was not concluded at the end, but nevertheless the meeting had given impetus, important points were made. This three-country conference on the Hohenneuffen marks the beginning of the years-long dispute over the formation of the southwest state of Baden-Württemberg, which was founded in 1952 from the baptism.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of this conference, the district administrator of the Esslingen district, Heinz Eininger, handed over an information panel of the three-country conference in 1948 on October 6, 2008, which was installed in the historic conference hall.
September 20, 2017
East of the Hohenneuffen is the so-called "bass violin", a connected only over a narrow land bridge with the Swabian Alb ridge. Around 600 BC, there was a large fortified Celtic settlement here. You can walk around the Bassgeige on weekdays with MTB (S1-S2) or on WE (3-4 hours) very nicely at the edge of the eaves. Highlights: Heidegraben, paragliding and Drachenstartplatz Hohenneuffen and many viewpoints.
September 27, 2018
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