Neuhausen auf den Fildern — Fun Festivals, Ancient Buildings

Neuhausen auf den Fildern (that’s such a mouthful) could be considered a suburb of Stuttgart since it’s only about a half hour away from its city center and just east of the Stuttgart Airport (STR). Other than that, the small town couldn’t be further away from life in a big city.

It’s also lucky enough to say that it’s Church of Saints Petrus and Paulus is the largest Village Church in all of Europe. The church might not be particularly old (only built back in the 1850’s) but, it’s one of Neuhausen’s area attractions (as well as functioning as a place of worship).

Built about three centuries before the grand church are the town’s two manor houses; Altes (Old) Schloss built in 1518 and the “Neues” (New) Schloss built in 1561. Funny how they’re considered old and new by a difference of less than fifty years; and they’re both pushing 500 years old!

Right on the town’s square, you’ll find some pretty framework buildings that frame the cobblestone center and its fountain. There’s not a better location in town to sit at an outside café and enjoy a good German beer; or, a good wine since you’re in Baden-Württemberg.

Neuhausen’s town square is also where everyone comes to shop at the town’s annual Christmas Market, its Autumn Market, and party for its Fasnet (a Carnival held right before Lent starts).

The largest of Neuhausen’s festivals is the Bierwecketse. Held every two years on odd numbered years, more than 20,000 partygoers come to celebrate with good (I mean GREAT) food, fantastic wine, music, and all other sorts of activities.

Any other time of the year, you can be more than happy just swimming with the residents in the municipal pool or enjoying any number of organ concerts.

Once you’re here, you’ll find from the look and feel of Neuhausen auf den Fildern that you’ll definitely have a good time; even if you’re not in some big city chic.

 

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