A stunning medieval town close to Stuttgart in Germany, Herrenberg was founded in the 13th century when a monastery was built here. The city was almost completely destroyed during the Thirty Year War in the 14th century, but you can still see traces of its medieval past in the market fountain and Kayh Church. Much of the city's striking black and white architecture dates back to the early modern period. Today, business travellers who book a hotel in Herrenberg, will be greeted with a combination of important business events, and festivals, markets and fine cuisine.
What will I find here?
Herrenberg's rich history is evident throughout the town, and indeed the best way to experience this is by walking its cobbled streets. The Stiftskirche, an attractive Gothic church, is chief amongst Herrenberg's landmarks, whilst the tower and bell museum housed within are also worth a visit. The Town Hall is another highlight, and can be found next to the church. For the best of regional cuisine, head to Linde, which offers al fresco dining in the summer months.
What can I expect from my business experience?
Herrenberg is increasingly becoming a draw for businesses, benefiting from its position between the Black Forest and the regional financial centre of Stuttgart. Several internationally-recognised companies have their headquarters in Herrenberg, as well as many small and medium sized enterprises. There are a breadth of retail and service businesses represented in the city, which have experienced strong economic growth in recent years. The Economic Development Department of Herrenberg is actively encouraging development through a range of support services for start-ups and established enterprises, including bi-monthly business breakfasts and annual company exhibitions.
What can I do, close to my Herrenberg hotel?
From your Herrenberg hotel, access a vibrant arts and culture scene, and excellent events calendar. One of the most appealing events is the city's Light Art Festival. Running between September and October each year, the festival progresses across the wider region, through 25 cities. Artists from ten countries are invited to install work inspired by the region in public spaces throughout the town. Installations include a variety of light effects that lend a new perspective to parts of town, even for inhabitants. To get a feel for the town's traditional commercial culture, visit one of Herrenberg's five superb markets, which include charming bread and roses markets.