The Black Forest

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  • 1. Augustinermuseum

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

  • 2. Baden-Baden Stadt Museum

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    The city museum traces the unique history of this town back over 2,000 years. ...Read More

  • 3. Badisches Landesmuseum

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

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  • 4. City History Museum

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    This small museum offers a 4,000-year journey through the history of a typical Rhine river town, from the early settlements through the Middle...Read More

  • 5. Fabergé Museum

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    The first museum dedicated to the work of Russian jeweler Carl Peter Fabergé holds up to 700 masterpieces from the private collection of Muscovite...Read More

  • 6. Hauffs Märchenmuseum

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    Near the town hall and church in the upper part of town is the little Hauffs Märchenmuseum, devoted to the crafts and life around Baiersbronn...Read More

  • 7. Hermann Hesse Museum

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    The museum recounts the life of the Nobel Prize–winning writer Hermann Hesse, author of Steppenwolf and Siddharta, who rebelled against...Read More

  • 8. Museum Frieder Burda

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    Built as an exhibition hall for the private collection of businessman Frieder Burda, this modern structure was created by acclaimed New York...Read More

  • 9. Museum für Stadtgeschichte

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

  • 10. Schmuckmuseum

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    The Reuchlinhaus, the city's cultural center, houses this collection of jewelry, which, with pieces from five millennia, is one of the finest...Read More

  • 11. Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof

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    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

  • 12. Schwarzwalder Trachtenmuseum

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    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

  • 13. Schwarzwaldmuseum

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    Triberg's famous Schwarzwaldmuseum is a treasure trove of the region's traditional arts: wood carving, costumes, and handicrafts. The Schwarzwaldbahn...Read More

  • 14. Staatliche Kunsthalle

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    One of the most important collections of paintings in the Black Forest region hangs in this gallery. Look for masterpieces by Grünewald, Holbein...Read More

  • 15. Stadtmuseum

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    Rottweil, 26 km (16 miles) east of Triberg, has the best of the Black Forest's Fasnet celebrations, which here are pagan, fierce, and steeped...Read More

  • 16. Technisches Museum

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    Pforzheim has long been known as a center of the German clock-making industry. In the Technisches Museum, one of the country's leading museums...Read More

  • 17. Uhren Museum

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    In the center of Furtwangen, 16 km (10 miles) south of Triberg, drop in on the Uhren Museum, the largest such museum in Germany. It charts the...Read More

  • 18. Weil der Stadt

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    In the hills 17 km (10 miles) southeast of Pforzheim, Weil der Stadt, a former imperial city, is now a small, sleepy town of turrets and gables...Read More

  • 19. Weinbaumuseum

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    The fine little Weinbaumuseum is in a renovated barn in the center of the village of Vogtsburg. A small vineyard out front displays the various...Read More

  • 20. Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie

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    In a former munitions factory, the vast Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, or simply ZKM, is an all-day adventure consisting of two separate...Read More

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