Near to Renningen and Sindelfingen (and a few other towns that end in -ingen) is Magstadt. What you’ll find here in this small town of barely 9,000 residents are some amazingly fun festivals and historical old buildings.
What? You need more than that?
OK, well in that case, there are some great markets throughout the year for some fantastic shopping.
Happy now? Great, now lets go explore Magstadt! ;-)
Magstadt — Top Areas Of Interest
The first place you should visit is the Heimatmuseum (or Local History Museum). It’s located at Marktplatz 6 in the Old Town Hall.
I hope you’re here on the 3rd Sunday of the month, because that’s the only time this free museum is open. Any other day of the month and you’ll only get to see the outside of this 16th century half-timbered building.
At least you’re not just stuck seeing the outside of Magstadt’s Evangelical Church, everyone is welcome! A church that has stood here since the 10th century, but it wasn’t until a few centuries later when the wood structure was replaced with a sandstone Romanesque building (with a military tower). Look closely, you’ll even see some Gothic style features, too.
With that out of the way, I hope you’re ready to get your party on!
Springtime is a wonderful time of year to see Magstadt. There are spring concerts, bonfires, and the Maifest is on the last weekend of April, held at Wood Lake. Also, the Open House at the Fire Brigade takes place in early May.
Come June and July when things really pick up with the Forest Festival (early June), the Luigi Cup for football (that’s soccer for you American Football fanatics) and the Rießfest in early July, the Fleckenfest (held at the Marktplatz) is mid-July, and the Kinderfest for the kiddies is later on in the month. That’s not even including the outdoor rock concerts in the Magstadter Wald forest (where you can hike, walk, or bicycle, too)!
Autumn doesn’t leave anyone out, either. The Helferfest or Helper Festival is early October and the Advent Markets that take place in late November. Then you’ve got Advent and Christmas concerts to attend. Phew!
Can you think of any better way to end your time here (or the year for that matter), than right here in Magstadt? I know I can’t.