Sindelfingen is a small town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is better known for the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant. It’s approximately a 20 minute drive from Stuttgart. Sindelfingen is only a few train stops and a switch away from Herrenberg so we decided to visit the town today.
The Marktplatz or Market place is only a few minutes walk from the train station. This town has a lot more stores and restaurants than Herrenberg.
As we crossed the street and walked further, we came across a Greek festival. There were tents serving Greek food, people walked about the place while music played in the background. Kids played tag while adults sat down around fest tables and enjoyed their meals.
After walking around the festival, we walked back to one of the restaurants for schnitzel and beer. Schnitzel is a popular German meal. It’s made of pork, beef, chicken, or veal. It’s a thin cut of meat, breaded and fried. It’s absolutely delicious and filling. This is our first time at this restaurant. It’s called Aura. It has an outdoor seating area and a terrace for customers who want to enjoy the view and weather.
The picture you see below is called a Maypole or Maibaum. It is a tall wooden pole built as part of folk festivals. A Maypole dance often takes place around it. My daughter said she studied about it in school. According to her, this pole is usually erected on the 1st day of May to welcome Spring. It is sometimes left plain or decorated and painted, and a small part of the tree is usually left on the top. Maypoles are in danger of getting stolen by other rival towns in the region. It’s embarrassing to get your town’s Maibaum stolen. It can be traded back through a hefty ransom of food and beer. I found this story interesting and sort of fun.
Dunkelweizen is one our favorite beers. Dunkel means dark. It’s a darker version of Hefeweizen. It’s a wheat beer common in Southern Germany. It may look intimidating with its dark color but it has a complex taste and flavor. It also has a balanced bitterness. I was hesitant to try it at first but I’m glad I did because it’s now number one on my list of great tasting beers.
We ordered two schnitzels with fries on the side. My daughter and I planned on sharing one. We were surprised when our food came. It was much, much bigger than we expected. My daughter and I were only able to eat a third of the schnitzel. My husband only ate half of his.
It was a hearty meal. It was perfectly breaded and crispy on the outside and tender and moist, on the inside. It was also full of flavor. We’ve had our fair share of schnitzels in the past couple years living here but this tops everything. We took the rest home and plan on eating the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow (it’s so big it might even cover lunch too). We’ve found our new schnitzel spot.
The weather was cloudy and a bit chilly this morning. My family and I almost stayed home. We spent the morning relaxing and spending quality time watching movies. I’m glad the growling of our stomachs got us off the couch and sent us on a hunt for new food places.
It is our willingness to try new things that allows us to live more colorful and exciting lives. We need to be willing to try new experiences (as long as it doesn’t do us or anyone harm in anyway). We’ll never know what we’re missing until we try.
Time to head home. Have you tried something new today?