Start the day with a hearty breakfast
• Fly fishing: The Nickhof has fishing rights for fly fishing only along 800 meters of the banks of the Donau. With your fly you will fish for brown trout, grayling and rainbow trout. Upon request, we offer private refresher courses and courses for beginners with the fly fishing professional Peter Ebert. Price and availability upon request.
• Golf: The Golf-Club Sigmaringen Zollern-Alb golf course can be reached within five minutes.• Culture: The wild beauty of the Danube cliff forged from Jura limestone, the beautiful trails, the boldly placed steps, and the “devils bridge” that leads over a wild rivine all endow the Inzighof Park with a particular charm. Te Nickhof is part of the park. The monastery, rebuilt from 1659-1663 by master-builder Michael Beer, with its spiritual and business buildings is the emblem of Inzighof. Behind the high monastery walls participants meet in order to take part in an evocative atmosphere in courses and seminars offered by the Volkshochschulheim.
Particularly notable features of the
monastery include the baroque former monastic church, the old Nuns’ graveyard
with its wrought iron grave marker crosses and the tea house.
History can not only be learnt but actively experienced in the castle of the Prince von Hohenzollern. The thousand year history and the court life of its inhabitants are reason enough for a visit to Schloss Sigmaringen.
Upstream in the Danube valley, near the Shwarzwald and Bodensee lies the Archabbotry of St. Martin in Beuron that was founded in 1077 as an Augustinian canonical foundation and resettled as a Benedictine monastery in 1863
The Celtic Museum in Heuneburg offers a colorful and multi-facated program. Guided tours, participatory activities, special exhibitions, torchlight tours, sculpting agate, weaving, wood nail production, baking oatcakes can be experienced year-round.
• Bicycling: The European Danube Bicycle Trail passes right in front of the
Nickhof. From the Nickhof’s front tour you can start excursion along the Danube
or across the Schwäbische Alp. We
offer a pick-up service that will bring you back to the Nickhof from the
terminus of your tour.
• Hiking: White limestone pillars that rise to the left and right either side
of the Danube upstream provide beautiful vistas across the sharply twisting
valley. Hikes do not require high levels of fitness – the cliff walls do not
rise more than 200 meters above the valley floor. In the immediate vicinity of
the Nickhof, there are many castles, fortresses and ruins worth visiting. All
paths are well constructed and marked and can be combined into a myriad of
• Climbing: Cliff follows cliff in the Danube valley. This is one reason why
many rare plants and animals were able to survive in the Danube valley as
remnants from the ice-age and later periods. For this reason, the cliffs are
fundamentally off limits. In order to permit challenging climbing in one’s
backyard to take place, the councils of Sigmaringen, Tuttlingen, and Zollernalb
have made exceptions to this restriction.
• Thermal baths: Two sets of Hotsprings can be reached within a forty-minute drive from the Nickhof:
Sonnenhof-Therme Bad Saulgau is a refuge for peace and relaxation. 1.5 million liters of sulfurous water bubbles up from a 646 meter deep spring daily, feeding various thermal baths.
“Dip in and revitalize” is the motto for grownup and younger water rats at the Schwaben-Therme in the upper Swabian Aulendorf.
• Canoe: We will gladly arrange for a guide for half- or full-day canoe
tours on the Danube (minimum water level of 60cm at Beuron). We also offer a
pickup and dropoff service at the end- and start-points of your canoe trip.
• Lake Constance: It is a 35 minute drive to Überlingen or Meersburg