Renningen is a small town surrounded by rolling farmland and evergreen forests. The town is friendly and welcoming, with gingerbread-style houses and lots of cafes, bakeries and restaurants. Fast train connections make it easy to sightsee in Stuttgart and visit attractions like Schlossplatz and the Porsche Museum.
Things to do in Renningen
Walk or cycle along the path to Renningen See, a picturesque lake dotted with waterlilies. Stroll along the lakeside trail, enjoy a picnic in the meadow and watch geese grazing on the shoreline. If you’re lucky, you might spot frogs in the shallows.
From Käsespätzle noodles baked with cheese and topped with caramelised onions to “maultaschen” ravioli stuffed with smoked meat, the Baden-Württemberg region is bursting with flavour. Renningen is a great place to try local cuisine. Save room for a big slab of “ofenschlupfer” apple pudding drenched in custard, another local specialty.
Board a train and spend the day sightseeing in Stuttgart. The state capital is overflowing with palaces and parks, while Schlossplatz is in the heart of the city and framed by a magnificent Baroque palace. The square hosts community events throughout the year, including open-air summer concerts and snow-dusted Christmas markets. Wind up your day in the city with bratwurst in a shady beer garden or a glass of wine at a local tavern.
It’s hard to resist the allure of the ultra-modern Porsche Museum. The museum charts the legacy of the auto manufacturer and showcases dozens of gleaming sports cars, racing models and one-of-a-kind prototypes. Stock up on souvenirs and Porsche merchandise at the gift shop.
Getting around Renningen
Renningen is easy to get around on foot, with many hotels within walking distance of the train station. Trains run between Renningen and Stuttgart in 30 minutes and Stuttgart Airport is a 25-minute drive away.