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Gengenbach and surrounding area

Gengenbach with its historic town centre and beautiful half-timbered houses is just 15 minutes away by car from Obere Schwaerzenbachhof.
In addition there are many other attractions in the region which are worth visiting – in both summer and winter.
We will be happy to tell you about them while you are here. We can already let you have a quick glimpse of them now:

The town of Gengenbach

Gengenbacher Altstadt
… be active, breathe and relax
Whatever you decide you would like to do Gengenbach has something for everyone. Would you like to find out more background information about Gengenbach? Then you would enjoy the guided tours of the town which include historical information or else the free of charge night walks may be for you. It could also be nice to just have a wander all through the small streets and alleyways of Gengenbach or to soak up the atmosphere of the small town with its half-timbered houses over a coffee in one of the cafes. The shops are also great to explore too and in Summer the open air pool as well as numerous quarry ponds are open for bathing for the whole family.

Gengenbach at Christmas Time

Gengenbacher Rathaus zur Weihnachtszeit
Gengenbach is not just charming during the summer. In the winter the Town Hall in Gengenbach turns into the world’s largest Advent calendar. The Town Hall windows become the doors on the Advent calendar, and every year behind these doors are works of art from a specific artist. Make sure you are there when the opening of a new door is celebrated daily in December. Or enjoy the Christmas Market with its tasty treats and temptations.

Gengenbach at Fasend (Carnival time)

In the fifth season of the year, the unassuming small town of Gengenbach turns into a Carnival stronghold. In Gengenbach, the Carnival season is rung in with a special custom. At the “Hemdeglunker” the Fool’s friends of Gengenbach come together and then move through the town to gather in front of the Niggel Tower, in which the “Rogue” sleeps all year long. He is woken up by the loud chiming and shouting and the rousing awakening of the Rogue marks the start for everyone of the crazy Carnival season. Go along and join in the fun. Outside Carnival season you can visit the Niggel Tower Museum to learn more about the history of the Gengenbach “Fasnet”.

You can find out more about Gengenbach here

Leisure activities

Do you like to be active in your leisure time? Then you are in just the right place for this at Schwaerzenbachhof which is in the middle of a great natural environment. Hiking, walking, mountain biking or cruising along the valleys on a motorcycle – your options know no bounds. There are short circular routes as well as many longer walking trails with numerous restaurants in the Gengenbach area (for example the Kinzigtaeler Jakobusweg) which offer a great range of choices for rambling, walking and hiking enthusiasts.


Voigtsbauernhof in Gutach
In Gutach, just a short car journey away is the Vogstbauernhof Black Forest Open Air Museum. Find out all about homes, life and work 400 years ago in the Black Forest. The open air museum around the farmhouse which has been preserved in its original form offers the chance to actively relive the past.more …

Europapark Rust

Europapark Rust
Fun for both children and adults is guaranteed in Germany’s biggest theme park with its numerous big dippers, shows and attractions for all ages. more…

As well as these attractions there are plenty of other places which are worth a visit:

  • Räuber Hotzenplotz Pfad (Hotzenplotz Robbers’ Path)
  • Minerals Gallery
  • Geroldseck Castle Ruins
  • Exhibition mine / Wolfach Glassblowing Centre
  • Durbach Wine Village with Staufenberg Castle
  • Taubergiessen Nature Reserve
  • Towns Triangle of Strasbourg – Baden Baden – Freiberg

Free bus and rail travel with the KONUS Card

For tourists it’s worth getting out of the car and onto the trains and buses. With the KONUS card from our combined transport system you can explore our beautiful region free of charge. You can use it to get to towns such as Freiburg or Baden Baden easily, as well as to Haslach or Freudenstadt.