I said to myself, Self, does a town like Herbolzheim that’s dead smack in the middle of the Breisgau have to have a lot of sightseeing in the traditional sense? I pondered this for quite some time; and my answer was both a yes and a no.
To be quite frank, there isn’t a whole list full of stuff to see in Herbolzheim. Yet, there’s more to it than just eating rustic Black Forest your entire stay. So, it’s safe to say that while it doesn’t have much in one area, it’s OK because it has something else to keep you entertained.
Many visitors to Herbolzheim stop to see the 19th century Catholic Church St. Hilarius and the 19th century Protestant Church Tutschfelden. The Margarethenkapelle isn’t a chapel anymore though. It is now the Herbolzheim Urban Museum.
The Kirnburg isn’t what it used to be, either. I mean, it WAS once a castle — but, now its just in ruins. It was built around 1200 and stood until it was destroyed in the 16th century. You might not be able to tell by looking at it, but the Burg was built on top of an even older one.
With that out of the way, it’s time to let your hair down. Come grab a glass of wine and head out to the Europa-Park amusement park in nearby Rust. Rollercoaster and Bumpercar rides await!
However, I’d suggest leaving the rollercoasters for another day if you’re in Herbolzheim at the end of October for the Autumn Celebration. It’s a good chance to sample some awesome street food, including Black Forest Ham. Try Black Forest Cake for dessert and wash it down with some wine.
If you’d like someplace quieter head over to the Garten Hohenstein, where you’ll love the tranquility and peace of this flower garden. Then again, a round of golf could do the same thing so it’s good that Herbolzheim has its own course!
It looks like Herbolzheim, a town of just under 10,000 residents, has found a great blend of its history, culture, and sports. Just what you’d expect from a town dead smack in the middle of the Breisgau!