Herrenberg, Germany

One of Germany’s prettiest towns. Herrenberg is a small and charming town about 30 km from Stuttgart. The half-timbered houses, cobble-stoned streets, picturesque market square (Marktplatz) and the magnificent view from the top of the castle ruins will make you feel like you’re part of a fairy tale. Herrenberg is a hidden gem that not many people have discovered yet.

Plan to spend at least half a day in Herrenberg. Most stores open at 10 a.m. Bakeries open earlier around 7 a.m. You can have brunch, lunch, or dinner at the restaurants and cafes. You can take a nice walk around town, go up to the castle ruins or see the bell museum (Glockenmuseum) inside the Stiftskirche. The Marktplatz is a lovely area to relax and have an Eis kaffee (iced coffee with a scoop of ice cream) or Spaghetti Eis from one of the Eis cafes or gelaterias.

Best time to visit is Monday – Saturday when most places are open. Wear some comfortable walking or hiking shoes and don’t forget to bring your camera.

For more info:

https://herrenberg.de/startseite.html
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How to get here:

Getting to Herrenberg is easy. You can fly to Stuttgart, rent a car, and drive south. There’s also a train station at the bottom of the airport that will take you to Herrenberg with only one transfer (Rohr). Herrenberg is at the end of the track so you can’t miss it. There are cabs and buses available but don’t bother because it’s a short walk to the Marktplatz. Head in the direction of the Stiftskirche (the dome can be seen from the train station).

Let’s Eat!

La Piazza

Marktplatz 2, 71083 Herrenberg (open Tuesday – Sunday)

A family owned restaurant located at the market square. This place serves authentic Italian dishes. pasta, pizza, salads, wine, and desserts. There is a gelato window on the side for customers who want to enjoy a scoop or two of gelato without having to go in. They usually have tables outside in the front and back (terrace) of the restaurant during the summer so guests can enjoy the sunshine and view. Food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. Service is great and the staff are friendly.

Osteria da Gino

Brongasse 1, 71083 Herrenberg

Schlosskeller

Schlossberg 3, 71083 Herrenberg

Located at the castle ruins. It’s a short climb from the Marktplatz. A great place to enjoy the view and a few drinks during the summer. (Open from April to October).

Bakeries & Cafes

COC

Back Station COC

Bäcker Baier

Café Atèlier

Sehne

Bahnhofstraße 17, Herrenberg (across the street from Herrenberg train station)

Let’s take a stroll

The Marktplatz

It’s not always busy with tourists. It’s mostly locals who wander around the town or stop to eat at the restaurants to chat, relax, or just enjoy a scoop of gelato. The Marktplatz is usually the center of special events such as festivals and concerts. There is also a farmers market every Tuesday and Saturday.

Open Air Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays

Special Events

Concerts

Christmas Market

Weinachtsmarkt or Christmas market is always fun. The market square is filled with stands selling different goods and foods. Mulled wine or glühwein is a favorite of many.

Fasching in February

Fasching is Germany’s version of Mardi Gras or Carnaval.


The Stiftskirche

The Castle Ruins

Just walking around town…

Don’t forget your souvenir

Bild &Rahmen (Marktplatz)

A little town secret. A hidden museum…it’s easily missed if you’re not looking for it.