When John and I moved off-base last November, I had certain areas that I was comfortable with and really wanted to live. Our current town, Feuerbach, was not on that list. I had never even heard of it! But, after almost 10 months of living here, we absolutely love it…and I wanted to share it by going on a photo walking tour of our town.
Let me take you on a tour:
Our street – Haffnerstrasse. This building is like a community center, and a square where the weekly farmer’s market is held is on the other side.
Our apartment is in what is like one, long attached house. Our master bedroom is the one with five windows at the top of this building.
Walking out our front door and cross the small street and we are at this square. Currently, the town is preparing for a festival here this weekend! If you stood by the white van in the back and looked left, you would see our house.
A wine and cheese shop that borders the square. There is a nice Polish man that works there that helps me pick out good Italian wine.
Most Saturdays, either John or I walk to this cafe, which is literally 0.12 miles from our house. Yummy cappuccinos, sandwiches and breads!
Looking from the Trolsch back to our house…super short walk.
Looking down our main street from the corner of the Trolsch.
I’ve bought many a cute shirt and dress from this store…the bad news is that it is a short walk from our house. Way too easy to spend money!
If the Trolsch is busy, we head to the Stefansbach. Feuerbach literally has eight bakeries in town to choose from!
Ahhh…the Depot (Deh-po, not Dee-po). Another store I love that is way to close to our house! So many cute furnishings!
Just around the corner from the Depot, and on our way to the train station, is the Edeka, one of four grocery stores in town but the one we use the most.
One of many Italian restaurants in town. Good, but not our go-to for pizza.
Kitty corner from Da Nello is the Denoar Bar, where John and our neighbor, Janni, often go to have a coffee or beer.
Next to Denoar is the Greek Way. I will miss this place like crazy – the gyros are delicious!!
A six-minute walk from our house is our Rathaus (city hall) and main U-Bahn stop. In this square there are two bakeries, two kepab stands, an Irish Pub and a burger joint.
We’re going to have some fun weekends coming up with a pair of festivals planned in town!
This still makes me laugh – I had no idea Canada was known for its burgers! But I will say, they are quite tasty!
Looking out from the U-Bahn stop.
Our city hall – one of three bells we can hear in town.
Our Asian restaurant – John and I come here for noodles and chicken fried rice!
A short walk from the Rathaus and U-Bahn is the main Feuerbach Bahnhof. We can catch both the S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains here.
Walking back to town on the main street from the Bahnhof is the OBI – I bought our Christmas tree and house furnishings here. (Oops, make that bakery nine, if you look in the right-hand corner.
Right next to OBI is the Wichtel, our town Brewery!
Across from Wichtel is the Marktkauf, a larger grocery store and also home to a Getranktmarkt, which is basically just a warehouse full of beer, wine, soda and water! So many choices!
Europe’s version of the Dollar Store!
One of two gelato stands in town…I’ll miss the Nutella gelato! (In the winter, this turns into a Gingerbread store!
Back on our block on main street is the DM, or Germany’s version of a CVS.
Turning back on our road is this cafe (with an apartment building being built next store). This is a good place to stop for a glass of wine on the way home.
Back to the square in front of our house, you notice these history signs. This explains what the square looked like in front of our house pre-World War II. Feuerbach also got hit pretty hard!
Continuing straight to the street behind our house is the less-modern but arguably a little more charming part of town.
I love this little house, visible from our apartment.
The back of our house – the large windows at the top are ours. Notice next door is another smaller drink market.
Up this road, if you turn right at the corner, you reach our place. If you go left, you reach the town church.
Up a small hill and short flight of stairs, you reach the town church.
The town church.
Looking down from the church – the tree in the middle marks our street.
This whole tour took less than 2 miles to walk – it’s all compact, close and wonderfully charming. I just love our little town!