Löffingen Was Once A Roman Black Forest Town

Sure, I can tell you all about how Löffingen sits within the Black Forest, and that very well might be enough to entice you to high-tail it on over. But, that’s not all of what Löffingen is about.

Well, since I already mentioned the Schwarzwald though, I should start there. The Black Forest Park is one of Löffingen’s largest attractions. The game reserve and amusement park seems to be what brings thousands (and thousands) of visitors to the region.

I guess not everyone is out to enjoy a Black Forest spa, huh?

Also found within the Black Forest Park are a number of festivals. The Lake Festival with a “dragon” boat race every year at the end of July is one of the biggest; and there are a number of Nature Park Markets held throughout August and September.

Even if there’s no market or festival going on, the Black Forest Park (open daily 10am-7pm) has natural habitats for all sorts of animals (including yaks and wolves), and a falconry exhibition.

Just so you know, there are also a number of historical sites to be seen. Start at the Heimatmuseum, a local history museum with the skeleton of a 7th century resident, exhibits on home & school life; and the best part — admission is free!

Löffingen’s museum is located at Rathausplatz 4, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon, then from 2pm to 5:30pm. That’s plenty of time to see everything — including its fossil exhibits.

Löffingen is also famous for its prehistoric grave mounds (think Bronze Age, if you will) and was once on a popular Roman Road.

Although, I’m pretty certain that the Romans weren’t hiking around these parts for fun like you can do. They also might have had to “camp” out, but again — not in the fun kind of way that’s done around here now.

Too bad, Mr. Roman Centurion Man — you’d really like Löffingen these days — just ask anyone who’s ever come here. ;-)

 

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