Last Updated on 03/12/2022
Sights of the North Black Forest on the map. There are mainly resort and semi-resort towns with thermal pools, relatively low (compared to the High Black Forest), but rather steep hills.
Everything important that you can see in the region – with notes and links.
1 – top
2 – very good, although not so well known
3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there (there are links to the posts). With brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective.
1-2. Albtal: Ettlingen, Waldbronn, Karlsbad, Marxzell, Frauenalb, Bad Herrenalb
Ettlingen – Half-timbered town with a small river, baroque palace with a museum (the most interesting thing is probably the chapel, which can be visited with a guided tour), the Lauerturm (you can walk a little along the walls).
From Ettlingen there is a fairly regular steam train through the valley to Bad Herrenalb. Link
In Karlsbad – Rhododendron park Jansen (http://rhododendronpark-jansen.de/) and thermal pool Albtherme.
Waldbronn – thermal pool and ice rink.
Marxzell small museum of oldtimer. Link
Frauenalb monastery ruins. Link
Bad Herrenalb thermal pool, small tile museum
Pforzheim is famous for its gold mining. The city itself is not of particular interest, as it was badly damaged during the war. See the Jewelery Museum (Schmuckmuseum, Link), visit Wildpark and rope park.
In Neuenbürg there are mine (www.frischglueck.de), castles ruins.
4. Enztal: Bad Wildbad, Enzklösterle
Bad Wildbad has two thermal pools (one specializes in saunas, the other in swimming), the Sommerbergbahn funicular and the Baumwimpelpfad forest observation deck. Link
Numerous mountain bikers also climb up.
Further along the Enzklösterle gorge, where all sorts of entertainment like a 1.5-kilometer toboggan run, a rope park, etc. Krippena 2000 – a collection of carved nativity scenes. Link
5. Bad Liebenzell
Paracelsus Therme thermal pool, marzipan factory, Polarion skating rink.
Alpaca farm. Link
Half-timbered town, tannery museum, G. Hesse museum.
Nearby are the ruins of the Hirsau monastery with a museum of medieval art. Link
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7. Teinachertal: Teinach-Zavelstein, Neubulach
Teinach-Zavelstein and Neubulach are small picturesque villages.
In Teinach-Zavelstein thermal pool, castle ruins and a million blooming crocuses in March
In Neubulach there is a mine (http://www.bergwerk-neubulach.de/) and therapeutic galleries.
8. Murgtal: Gaggenau, Gernsbach, Forbach
Thermal pool and Unimog Museum in Gaggenau.
Old town of Gernsbach.
Hiking trails along the Murg River and the surrounding mountains.
Baden-Baden is interesting primarily for walks in the surrounding mountains and rocks. We haven’t had time to see the city itself yet, but what we have managed to see is a typical resort, very fashionable and aggressively demonstrating wealth.
Several small parks, a funicular, wooded hills, a small center, resort-style buildings, several museums, including modern art, Faberge, a thermal pool, and parking problems.
It is quite difficult to drive around the city itself, since it is a narrow valley below, the development goes along the slopes and there are very narrow and steep streets everywhere, partially blocked. Expensive, but without the nerves to park at the Kurpark.
Definitely worth a visit to the Rose Park.
About Rose Park in Baden-Baden
Baroque city with the corresponding residence and the interesting Favoriten Schloss palace with a porcelain collection. Link
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