The Black Forest

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Black Forest - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Breisach am Rhein

    The largest of several towns comprising the Kaiserstuhl region, Breisach am Rhein is a typical German village, with a cathedral atop a hill and an...Read More

  • 2. Münster Unserer Lieben Frau

    The Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Freiburg's most famous landmark, towers over the medieval streets. The cathedral took three centuries to build, from around 1200 to...Read More

  • 3. Augustinermuseum

    A visit to Freiburg's cathedral is not really complete without also exploring the Augustinermuseum, in the former Augustinian cloister. Original sculpture from the cathedral is...Read More

  • 4. Badisches Landesmuseum

    Housed in the Schloss Karlsruhe, this museum has a large number of Greek and Roman antiquities and trophies that Ludwig the Turk brought back from...Read More

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  • 5. Brauerei Museum

    The Brauerei was once part of the monastery, and has brewed beer since the Middle Ages. The unusually soft water gives the beer a flavor...Read More

  • 6. Casino Baden-Baden

    Germany's oldest casino, this testament to 19th-century decadence was the brainchild of Parisian Jacques Bénazet, who persuaded the sleepy little Black Forest spa town to...Read More

  • 7. Endingen

    Officially founded in 1285, this small town in the center of the wine-growing Kaiserstuhl changed hands several times, most notably when it became a tributary...Read More

  • 8. Gasthaus zum Löwen

    You can visit the ancient Gasthaus zum Löwen, where Faust lived—allegedly in room No. 5—and died. Guests can stay overnight in the room, which has...Read More

  • 9. Geldermann Sektkellerei

    A wine cellar specializing in turning white wine into the sparkling white wine known as Sekt in German, this 600-year-old building with an arched eave...Read More

  • 10. Hirsau

    Three kilometers (2 miles) north of Calw, Hirsau has ruins of a 9th-century monastery, now the setting for a museum, a weekend festival in June,...Read More

  • 11. Kloster Maulbronn

    The little town of Maulbronn, 45 km (28 miles) due east of Karlsruhe, is home to the best-preserved medieval monastery north of the Alps; its...Read More

  • 12. Museum für Stadtgeschichte

    The former home of painter, sculptor, and architect Johann Christian Wentzinger (1710–97) houses the City History Museum, which contains fascinating exhibits, including the poignant remains...Read More

  • 13. Rathaus

    Freiburg's famous Rathaus (Town Hall) is actually two 16th-century patrician houses joined together. Destroyed in the war, it was faithfully reconstructed in the 1950s. Among...Read More

  • 14. Russian Church

    The sandstone church is on the corner of Robert Koch Strasse and Lichtentaler Strasse. The Russian diaspora community in Baden-Baden consecrated it in 1882; it's...Read More

  • 15. Schloss Favorite

    Five kilometers (3 miles) south of Rastatt, in Förch, Ludwig the Turk's Bohemian-born wife, Sibylle Augusta, constructed her own charming little summer palace after his...Read More

  • 16. Schloss Rastatt

    A pink-sandstone, three-wing Schloss forms the centerpiece of the small town of Rastatt. Built at the end of the 17th century by Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm...Read More

  • 17. Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof

    Near Gutach, this is one of the most appealing museums in the Black Forest. Farmhouses and other rural buildings from all parts of the region...Read More

  • 18. Schwarzwalder Trachtenmuseum

    Regional traditional costumes can be seen at this museum in a former monastery in the village of Haslach, 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Gutach....Read More

  • 19. Stadtkirche

    Don't miss Freudenstadt's Protestant Stadtkirche, a Gothic-influenced Renaissance church just off the Market Square. Its lofty L-shape nave is a rare architectural feature built in...Read More

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