Sunday, September 12, 2010

Herrenberg, Germany

Last week, a colleague and I attended a workshop held at IBM Germany HQ in Ehningen. It's about 25 km from Stuttgart. Our hotel was 10 km further south in Herrenberg.

The town came about after the merging of the villages or Reistingen and Mühlhausen in 1200. There are 31,2000 residents.

We stayed busy enough with work that we never had time to make it to Stuttgart. But our hotel was only a 5 minute walk from Herrenberg's historic old town.

The Marktplatz, town hall, half-timbered houses, and narrow alleys make it look like something out of Hansel and Gretel.

Above the town hall is the Collegiate Church which is the town's landmark. When completed it was the first Gothic hall church in Württemberg. In 1749, two Gothic towers were torn down and replaced with the Baroque onion tower.

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