If you drive up the steep slope of the Schwäbische Alb – the swabian hills – wooded and austere with many blind corners, you are happy to see at last the top of the hill, after which the road evens out again. Your eyes are greeted by the wide, extensive plateau; you breath in the fresh air and your head is clear again.
And there it is: The village called Melchingen
It is situated 730 metres above sea level with 970 inhabitants. There are three inns, two guesthouses, a village museum, some shops, a post-office, two banks, a hall, a theatre, some craft-shops and several associations for sports, music and gardening, all contributing to make the village attractive for living in.