At Dorotheenhütte Wolfach you'll be able to experience first hand the intricate art of Glass-blowing. At the workshops, you can observe how these unique individual pieces are created using traditional methods. At the Glass works, you'll also find a fascinating museum chronicling the development in the art of glass-making, tools techniques and more. Buy lovely souvenirs for yourself and your family at the Christmas Market.
The German Clock Museum is a renowned museum that was selected to represent the country in the federal chancellor's competition, Land of Ideas. The museum is home to enormous permanent and temporary exhibits of the clock making history. Here, visitors can learn about the history of time measurement, the mechanical instruments and other timepiece related objects to understand better. The museum has on display wooden centuries-old clocks and pocket watches used in the town of Black Forest. Some of the highlights here include the Hans Lang clock, Alexander Bain's electrically impulsed pendulum clock, August Noll's musical automaton clock and many more. A great museum to know the history of time, the museum is a great place for school trips.
The Titisee is located in the southern part of the Black Forest. Titan, the Roman Emperor, was the inspiration for its name, as well as the spa town that rests on its banks. The lake has a surface area of 1.07 square kilometers (0.41 square miles) and has a maximum depth of 39 meters (128 feet). The moraine valley was formed by the slow and forceful journey of the Feldberg glacier. The lake flows out into the Gautach river and is prone to strict ice regulations.
Located in the town of Oppenau and the Black Forest of Germany, All Saints' Abbey (Kloster Allerheiligen) is a Premonstratensian abbey that has an unusual structure with large brick walls standing just above the main façade. The building, which is constructed out of brown bricks, was established in the 11th century and was promoted to the ranks of an abbey in 1657. Destroyed by several fires, the building was demolished and its stones were used for reconstruction purposes in the nearby town. However, as tourism expanded, it was remade and rebuilt to its current form.
Established by Count Adalbert in the 11th Century, this abbey was affiliated with the Hirsau reform. Alpirsbach Abbey (Kloster Alpirsbach) was run by Benedictine monks and comprises of the church, monastery and a castle ruin. It is a wonderful example of Middle Ages architecture with elements of remarkable Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture. After the abbey dissolved, it was an Evangelical boarding school in the 16th Century. As you tour this ancient structure, get a glimpse of its history through its period decor and the fascinating exhibits in the on-site museum. There are many cultural events taking place in this historic building. The timings are seasonal, so please check before making a visit.
Established in the honor of letterpress printing inventor, Johannes Gensfleisch Zur Laden, also known as Gutenberg, Alpirsbacher Offizin is a historical printing house where visitors can have a hands-on experience on a few printing instruments from the past. The extensive innovations found here are considered to be one of the most significant cultural achievements in human history. This historical place displays the development of book printing over the years. A replica of a historical Gutenberg Press made from an old oak beam is seen here too.
Set in the bustling city of Lahr, Evangelisch-Methodistische Kirche is a free church with a large congregation that was set up in 1864. In 2006, this old church established a community center where members can gather and share their faith.
The former house of the monks of the Benedictine order, Münsterkirche Klosterreichenbach continues its service to the community to this day. The origins of this church can be traced back to 1085 CE when it was built to honor Saint Gregory the Great. Having withstood the test of time with minimal repairs and restoration, the stone structure still maintains its originality, with major portions of the original interiors remaining intact as well.
Find your inner peace at the idyllic Oberer Schwärzenbachhof, where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Encompassed by lush greenery, the farm offers a re-energizing break from the hum-drum of the city. While a plethora of farming chores keep the children busy, you can venture out into the woods for a challenging hike. Complete with modern conveniences such as restaurants and apartments, Oberer Schwärzenbachhof offers a fun-filled rural vacation perfect for the whole family.
When on the Hauptstraße, the striking architecture of the Mediathek library is bound to intrigue you and in turn beckon you to come in. Inside, the library is drenched in an angelic white color with an interior decor that draws inspiration from geometrical shapes and sizes. The hall is massive and it is stocked with a wide selection of books. In addition, Mediathek also has many personal computers along with colorful seating spaces that give this place an interesting look. The large windows are nothing less than a work of art, as they delight you with the picturesque views of the city's landscape. Winding stairs take you on the top floor, where conference rooms and other venues can be found.
Gengenbach Winzer lies at the entrance of a picturesque valley and has been a Gengenbach tradition for over five decades. However, the site of the liquor store has historically been a vineyard, with records showing that the early Benedictines had vine farms dating back to over a thousand years. Plentiful sunshine, shaded areas and a favorable climate create ideal conditions for some of the finest wines of the region. Some of its popular products include Riesling, Chardonnay and Regent, among others. The wine store also remains a thriving venue for live-in concerts and other events.