Special Reutlingen Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Reutlingen: Known for its textile history, Reutlingen has the interesting fame of being home to the world's narrowest street, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Spreuerhofstrasse was built in the 1720s after the city was largely destroyed by a huge fire, and the street ranges in width from 31 cm to 50 cm. When in Reutlingen, make sure to take in some of the city's cultural sites, such as the Church of the Virgin Mary built in the 1200s and 1300s. The church is now listed as a National Cultural Landmark. You should also see the city's market fountain, the Museum "Im Dorf" Betzingen (an open air museum about 19th century farming culture), the Natural Science Museum, and the Seed Industry Museum. Reutlingen is also home to several music festivals, including a jazz festival that takes place in February. In the summer, the outdoor theater hosts productions of major plays, such as Kiss Me, Kate, and can seat up to 1,000 visitors. The Arbeitsersiedlung Gmindersdorf (Gmindersdorf Workers' Community) is also interesting. It was built between 1903 and 1923 as an early example of socially conscious city planning. Do not leave Reutlingen without climbing Achalm, Reutlingen's hill, which offers a spectacular view of the city and the Schwaebische Alb area. If you have the time, consider taking day trips to the much larger cities of Tuebingen (8 miles) or Stuttgart (22 miles).
These Reutlingen travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.