Oh sure, big cities and larger towns in Germany might appeal to the masses (trust me, I’m not poking fun), but there’s something special about the smaller, lesser-known towns and villages that have quite an allure, as well. This time it’s Erdmannhausen, a town of just 8.71 square kilometers, between the Neckar and Murr Rivers.
The attraction of Erdmannhausen lies in the fact the place is classically German. It’s a place where normal people go about their daily routine — all in the shadow of the Lemberg.
Oh, so I guess it makes it a pretty place to be on top of it all.
Erdmannhausen — Top Areas Of Interest
Easily reached by the S-Bahn (you’re not that far from Stuttgart), Erdmannhausen is a town that hosts Chamber Music evenings, literary events, Advent celebrations, and a whole slew of other cultural events.
You’re a discerning crowd, so I know you’ll want to know like what other kind of cultural events. Well, for starters, there’s Carnival (usually in February), but there’s also the Maypole celebrations, followed by the Maibaumfest. May’s also the month for the Father’s Day Festival, while the Summer Festival is an annual July affair.
September’s kind of busy, as that’s when both the Straßenfest (the 2-day Street Festival), and the Autumn Festival take place. Of course you also have the town’s Kermes in December, and at the end of November is the Weihnachts- und Hobbykünstlemarkt — a blend of a Christmas and Hobby Market.
I’m sorry, I take that back. The Market is held on the first Sunday of Advent, so that can actually change.
What doesn’t seem to change is how stunningly gorgeous this part of Germany really is. I know I already said that, but I didn’t mention Erdmannhausen lies within the Württemberg Wine Region, or the Swabian-Franconian Forest area, did I?
As for being outside, during the summer there’s an outdoor cinema — so even if you can’t understand the words on the outdoor movie screen it’s a night of good, clean fun. And isn’t that an appeal all its own? ;-)