The Enzkreis sits amid gently rolling hills with a river of the same name winding through the valley. This magical place is populated by half-timbered buildings and medieval castles around every bend.
The southern-most tip of the district also touches the Black Forest and there are five decent sized, yet well preserved, towns in the area.
Towns & Villages in the Enzkreis
- Birkenfeld (Enzkreis)
- Eisingen (Baden)
- Illingen (Württemberg)
- Neuhausen (Enzkreis)
As one of the most important wine growing areas in the whole of Germany, while you are here why not take a visit to one of the various vineyards nearby to sample some of the local produce? :-)
Knittlingen, supposedly where the magician Johann Faust was born, offers romantic walks around its quiet, cobbled streets. Faust also gives his name to the local museum which is well worth a visit.
Next on the agenda is Maulbronn with its white-washed houses and red roofs. It offers an old Cistercian monastery which can still be visited. It was allegedly founded after monks followed a donkey to fresh drinking water here. Even the name of the town means “mule fountain”!
Charming Straubenhardt offers one of the best birds-eye views over the country.
As a last recommendation, Neuenbürg nearby is positively overrun with history — boasting four different castles in various states of repair.