Grenzach-Wyhlen — A Great Tri-Country Start

If you’re looking for something other than just your average “run of the mill” place, then the Grenzach-Wyhlen is the real deal.

Located right along the borders of France and Switzerland, east of the city of Basel, you are just about as southwest as you can go to still remain in Germany. Or, depending on how you look at it, the perfect place to start your German vacation when coming from this tri-border region.

Best of all, you’re within the famous Black Forest.

One of the most important places to visit in the region is the South Black Forest Nature Preserve, filled with wonderful surprises of waterfalls, local flora and fauna, and historic old churches. Grenzach-Wyhlen is also right within the Dinkelberg, a small mountain range situated in the South Black Forest, so get ready to hike mountain style.

No one should miss out on trekking within this totally amazing region of Baden-Württemberg. To get the entire outside experience here, go hiking the protected area of the Buchswald, too.

Not to mention, what town could be complete without a castle or at least, the ruins of one. Burg Hornfels is one such ruin and Schloss Grenzach is another treat, making these the most popular around town.

One of the more unusual museums is the Roman Mansion, a beauty right down to its original pools and columns. Those ingenious Romans had a way with marble, so make sure you see all the stunning artwork of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd centuries A.D.

Be it history, nature, or both the town of Grenzach-Wyhlen has everything and anything both visitors and locals could ask for. Not only that, its wonderful location along the River Rhine only adds to its appeal.

 

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