The Calw District occupies the northeast quadrant of the Black Forest Nature Park, Germany’s largest and most beloved ecological preserve. Hiking and snow skiing are favorite pastimes here, amid hushed woodlands and tranquil meadows.
Calw District Map
Towns & Villages in the Calw District
The capital of the district, also named Calw, has been wedged in the narrow valley of the Nagold River since the Middle Ages. Its surrounding green belt is a paradise for nature lovers, and the town is gradually emerging as a tourist destination, with small cafes, boutiques, guesthouses and bistros popping up one after another.
Spa towns are numerous in the district, the comforting warmth of mineral and thermal springs providing visitors with relaxation for body, mind and soul. In Bad Herrenalb, for example, the bubbling pools, massage jets and counter currents of the Seven Valleys Thermal Bath (Siebentäler Therme) are sure to have a therapeutic effect.
Similarly, the health resort Bad Teinach-Zavelstein is famous for its centuries-old mineral springs and being the former summer home of the Duke of Württemberg. And romantic Bad Wildbad sits a pine-flanked gorge, where medicinal thermal waters are known to help with back problems.
A visit to the Kurhaus (cure house) in Bad Liebenzell may surprise you; the preferred “cure” here is a combination of eating, drinking and dancing. Perhaps you, too, have noticed just how ailments seem to disappear when you are having fun.