Hohberg — Great Food At The Foot Of The Black Forest

There’s a song from the musical Oliver that sings, “Food glorious, food…”

Well, this is all that I keep humming to myself when thinking about the town of Hohberg.

Why food? Doesn’t Hohberg have museums, castles, and whatnot?

Yeah, sure! But, the Friday weekly market is full of Black Forest yummies, like cheese and baked goods (great, just thinking about it my pants are getting tight).

And, every July there’s a Farmer’s Market with more food on top of food. Come grab a cup of coffee while you shop for fresh produce, locally made honey, and a variety of cheeses. Yeah, and more bakery items too.

I’ll blame it on the Beer and Viticulture Museums. I wanted to drink afterwards, then I got hungry — good thing it was a Friday, huh? ;-)

More eating and drinking (as if I really had to tell you that) during Hohberg’s festivals is expected — like the Village Festival. Yes, even during the annual Music Festival in July.

Trust me, you’ll want the calories if you’re out on Hohberg’s hiking and biking trails thru the Black Forest and/or Upper Rhine Valley. There are a number of them, the shortest one being around 12km for a hiking trail; 20km on the bike route (a great family outing).

One of the guided routes will take you past many of the area’s castles (the one in town is the 12th/13th century ruins of Roeder von Diersburg), but head out into the foothills of the Black Forest to see Schloss Ratstatt, Königsbourg, Castle Staufenberg Durbach, and the ruins of Hohengeroklseck (I think that’s as hard to say as it is to type ;-).

For a Jewish heritage tour, Hohberg’s a good place. There’s a Jewish theater, a Jewish cemetery, and what was once a Jewish ritual bath — called a mikvah.

I think you’ll like the Hohberger Museum, a local history museum housed in an old cigar factory.

Just like I think you’ll love all the food (glorious food!) and everything else in Hohberg.

 

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