Welcome to Herrenberg, a charming town located in the heart of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This beautiful town is situated on the western edge of the Schönbuch forest and is a central town within the Gäu region. It is known for its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine.
One of the main attractions in Herrenberg is the Stiftskirche, which houses the Glockenmuseum (bell museum) and is located in the main square. The church building was started in 1276 and had two towers. The town also boasts historical ruins of the castle Schlossberg and large sections of the old city wall still standing. The symbol of the town, the traditional church Stiftskirche, with its Glockenmuseum (bell museum) the tower, as well as the Herrenberger Rathaus (town hall), are an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world.
In addition to its historical sites, Herrenberg has several hotels and smaller guest houses in the Old Town for accommodations. The Old Town has many restaurants including Italian, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Mexican, and German cuisine. There are also ice cream shops and cafes. The Stadtfest (town festival) is held annually in July and attracts around 25,000 people for live music and celebration.
For sports enthusiasts, Herrenberg has a few notable teams, including the Baseball & Softball Club Herrenberg Wanderers and VfL Herrenberg, which plays in the Bezirksliga, the eighth step of the German football league system.
Herrenberg is also home to internationally known businesses such as Frog Design, IBM, Omega Pharma, and Walter Knoll. The town is well-connected with Herrenberg station on the Stuttgart–Horb railway and the Ammer Valley Railway (Ammertalbahn). It is also close to Strasbourg, which is only about 110 km to the west.
Herrenberg is twinned with Fidenza, Italy, and Tarare, France. Come visit this hidden gem and discover all that Herrenberg has to offer!