Brackenheim can actually be categorized as a farming community, especially when you’ve been to one of their “fresh from the farm” markets. But that would be a terrible simplification of facts for they also have fantastic modern entertainment outlets, theaters, and cultural events that speak style and pizzazz.
Be that as it may, you should probably concentrate on getting the best of this multi-faceted community rather than sit around and wonder about its identity. ;-)
Brackenheim will entice you to do just that as you come to learn of the many historic gems that line its neat streets. Let me give you a couple of examples so you get a good taste of it…
The Brackenheim Castle dates back to the 16th century and is a perfect example of the Renaissance style of architecture. The St. James Church embodies a later 18th century Gothic style and is quite impressive to say the least.
More medieval historic buildings are the Roccocco Hall, the Romanesque St. John’s Basilica, and the Theodor Heuss Musuem.
The old town quarter is where you get to admire a number of half-timbered buildings that still retain their charming good looks.
Brackenheim’s Chapel in the Castle is managed by the Kulturforum and this is where you need to go for a good dose of local culture. This may take the form of concerts, cabaret, and other live performances.
Then there’s the Tripsdrill amusement park (in nearby Cleebronn) with over a hundred different things to do, or so the organizers claim.
Brackenheim, being a large vine growing community, it has its share of wine tours and wine-tasting events which may prove quite heady experiences. The Doubtberg Wine Trail is quite popular but you could check out the Wine Info Center to get the best out of the experience.
For some farming adventure in Brackenheim, check out Benno Bauer on the Track.