The generous park with its broad lawns and its old tree population around Hellenstein Castle invites every visitor to stroll, dwell and contemplate the surroundings. The picturesque view over the city alone makes the path to Castle Hill worthwhile.
In close proximity to Hellenstein Castle, you will find a first-rate accommodation: the Best Western Premier Schlosshotel Park Consul. The hotel offers a direct connection to the neighbouring congress centre Congress Centrum. It is the location of many business meetings and sophisticated cultural events of various genres all year round.
Opposite the Congress Centrum lies the open-air theatre, Baden-Württemberg's amateur theatre. The Naturtheater opens its doors during the summer months, showing productions of small and big oeuvres of world literature against a beautiful forest scenery, the most magical of natural backdrops. The theatre group performs one play for children every season, too.
To the south of Castle Hill, below the Naturtheater and the clinical centre, you will find 12 outdoor courts and a 2-court tennis hall of the tennis club Heidenheim. Some 100 metres further lies the VOITH-Arena, the venue of the soccer club 1. FC Heidenheim 1846, offering places for 15.000 visitors with its grandstand and 10.000 standing places. Parking facilities are available in front of the arena and at the Katzental Valley.
The 30 hectare large wildlife park Eichert in close proximity of the Voith-Arena is the perfect place to watch and feed wild boars, red and fallow deer. Flying demonstrations of buzzards, red kites et cetera can be admired at the Birds of Prey Sanctuary. The ballpark of the baseball players of Heidenheim, the Heidenheimer Heideköpfe, is situated next to the residential area Reutenen.