Sometimes first impressions are incorrect. My first impression of the town of Steinenbronn was nothing goes on here. Not now, not ever. This time it was me who was the foolish mortal.
Then I found out the entire town wasn’t even 10 square kilometers, and a whole bunch of stuff goes on in these parts. So, pound for pound — being so tiny, Steinenbronn really packs a punch.
But, first let me tell you, if you’re looking for the whole German castles or old churches kind of thing — you’re not in the right place.
That’s not to say no history whatsoever took place here. Steinenbronn got its start back in the Stone Age; and a Celtic stele now sits in the Württemberg State Museum.
All I’m saying, however, is if you’re looking for a great German festival, then you most certainly are in the right place.
The year kicks off brilliantly during the annual Children’s Carnival at, well, Carnival time (think February). Very fitting since Steinenbronn is totally family friendly with lots of little neighborhoods, playgrounds, and kindergartens.
I digress, I was going off about festivals. Come March when Steinenbronn’s got its Verschenkmarkt, followed by Maypole Dancing on May 1st. June is just the right month for the Village Festival (called a Dorffest) and the Summer Solstice Celebration, with the Music Festival right behind it in July.
August isn’t without its festival, this one being the Fisherman’s Festival. And the year ends with the town’s Christmas Market in early December. In between it all you’ll find special Theater Nights and other cultural activities going on.
Did I miss something? Oh, only to tell you about the little pizzerias and cafes — little eateries serving up good Swabian dishes.
Hmm, didn’t mention that Steinenbronn was in the Swabian Alb? Whoops, that’s kind of important, right? It is, and have I mentioned that Steinenbronn sits within the Schönbuch Nature Park?
Sorry — I told you Steinenbronn packs a punch — it totally knocked me out that I almost forgot where I was. ;-)