Berlin, the capital of Germany, is located roughly 280 miles (451 kilometers) northeast of Ellwangen, while Frankfurt is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northwest.
While it may be a temptation to limit yourself to just the local sights when holidaying in Ellwangen, don't forget, Baden-Wuerttemberg's treasure-trove of natural sights, cities and towns are never more than a day trip away. If you've enough time, head 9 miles (14 kilometers) to Aalen. Here you can pay a visit to the Urweltmuseum Aalen and Limes Museum.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north of Ellwangen is Rothenburg ob der Tauber, an important regional city home to Rothenburg Town Hall, Marktplatz and Siebers Tower. Church of St. Jakob, Little Square (Plonlein) and Rothenburg Town Walls are just a sample of the many other visitor attractions on offer here.
Step into the past while you are in the Baden-Wuerttemberg area. Discover one of the historic mansions for which this region is renowned. Learn something new by spending a few hours at Baden-Wuerttemberg's excellent art museums, theaters and history museums.
Take a big breath and feel your stresses melt away as you enjoy the area's gentler activities such as bird watching and wildlife watching. Baden-Wuerttemberg offers loads of excellent ways to experience its unique landscapes. Active types can join in with one of the caving and mountain climbing adventures on offer here.
At the conclusion of your time in Ellwangen, pack your suitcase and wish Ellwangen a fond Tschüss (farewell).