On the following sites we present institutions, companies and clubs of our region which we support or whose commitment to culture we think worth mentioning.
Surrounded by the forests and meadows of the Zollernalb, not far from the Black Forest, the Lake of Constance and the county capital Stuttgart, our Gastschloss presents itself high above the small, picturesque town of Haigerloch. The idyllically situated castle is more than 800 years old and is today an ideal place for recovery and concentration.
Since 1975, the castle is in private hands. It was thoroughly renovated and reopened for modern use. In 1981 the doors of the castle opened again for conferences, meetings, presentations as well as for festivals and cultural venues. Thanks to the careful renovation which was awarded the Peter-Haag Preis for special care and preservation of ancient monuments, the site and character of the castle were preserved. But visitors, who expect knights’ armours, dark dungeons or baroque ceremonial rooms will be disappointed: This kind of romance has ended long before the restoration. Today the historic buildings are used to combine conference, culture and high-quality gastronomy.
The Balingen-Weilstetten handball team's website claims that its players have earned themselves a reputation as “the Gauls of the Swabian mountains” due to their extraordinary style of play, which exudes fighting spirit and emotion. And anyone who has seen them play live will confirm this.
Game, set and match. Already since 1997, the „Ladies Open“ international tennis tournament has been held in Hechingen. The Ladies Open are an integral part of the German Masters Series, powered by Tretorn and thus listed in the international tournament calendar of the ITF.
For over 50 years, the „Concerts at Haigerloch castle“ have been a tradition, which is well known far beyond the regional borders. There is always something to suit every musical taste: from classical chamber music for strings and winds, to piano concerts to Klezmer and jazz. Without patrons and sponsors, a superior programme like this could never be realized.
The association exists to help children in South Africa, and in Malawi in particular, who have lost either one or both of their parents. The association was founded by Father Andreas Edele. His dedication has brought about a close personal bond between the local nuns on the ground in Malawi and the members of the association back in Haigerloch. As well as leading to the establishment of personal relationships, this has also created the necessary transparency to provide assurances that 100% of the donations made are actually reaching those in need.