While walking across Schorndorf’s market square, you’ll find a carefully balanced mixture of old and new elements. Old Town is a protected historical site, but there is a newly structured shopping center nearby.
This town is one of the most prominent on the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße (German Framework Route). The only timbered ancestry is some of the finest in Germany.
Among the historical sites is a pharmacy that has existed in the Palmsche Apotheke since 1644. There have been minor changes to the original structure over the years, and in 1976-1979 it was demolished an rebuilt, but the structure keeps its original integrity. They even used the original timbered structuring for the facade.
Schorndorf has also restored the home of Gottlieb Daimler, the famous inventor that was native to the town. The first floor of the home is a museum that demonstrates his automotive creativity. His wife, Frau Daimler, offers guide tours through the home while dressed in historic period costume.
The guide goes backwards in time to the end of the late nineteenth century and even takes you to Frau Daimler’s husband Alter (old man), as she used to call him. You can meet the man behind the inventions on this fascinating tour.
The historical former L&C Arnold iron furniture factory presently houses the galleries for the Art and Technology Museum, where you can see how art and technology contribute to one another. Paul Strahle, a civil aviation pioneer, Ernest Heinkel, aircraft constructor, and Gottlieb Daimler, are the focus of the technical section of the museum. Construction, modern technology, and new materials are just some of the other items in this uniquely fascinating gallery.
But Schorndorf isn’t just a large collection of history. For those looking for athletic activity, the town hosts a range of sports and outdoor recreation. You can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, and gymnastics, just to mention a few.
The nearby Swabian forest offers a plethora of delights for any explorer. After a wonderful day of movement, why not eat delicious local food at one of the local restaurants, and then stay in an old-fashioned or an elegant Hotel. :-)