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Leonberg is a town in the German federal state of Baden Wuerttemberg about 10 miles to the west of Stuttgart. Approximately 45.000 people live in Leonberg, making the third biggest borough in the rural district of Boblingen. Leonberg is most famous for its picturesque market square, the centuries old annual horse market, its past role as seat of one of Wurttemberg's first parliaments, and the Pomeranzen garden, Germany's only remaining terraced garden which dates back to the Renaissance.

Top Attractions Within Leonberg

Pomeranzen Garten is Germany's only remaining terraced garden, located in Leonberg. Named after the German word for bitter orange, the garden originally dates back to the height of the Renaissance. It was planted in 1609 next to the palace as a retreat for widows of the Wurtmeberg Duchy. In 1742 it was converted to a fruit and vegetable garden, until it was restored in 1980 using the original plans of Heinrich Schickhardt.

The MichaelsKirche in Leonberg was built in 1487 with a single nave overlooked by rib vaulting and a retracted chancel. The tower is adorned by late Gothic acoustic windows and a polygonal spire. It is a wonderful church that must not be missed if you ever plan a holiday in Leonberg.

Old Town of Leonberg has many attractions that must not be missed. There is the birth house of Schelling and the huge Zum Schwarzen Adler guesthouse, the first documented seat of Parliament of the County of Wurttemberg are also key features of the Old Town. Further attractions include the Evangelical Church with its Roman and Gothic architecture, and the former Latin School.

The Protestant Church in Leonberg is another beautiful piece of architecture that must not be missed if you are in the city. The church in 1588 and the nave was removed in 1968 and extended. The tower is still decorated with pre-reformation frescos. The church is wonderful due to its architecture and it gives a glimpse of the religious life of Protestant Germany.