As might be expected from an area that lies at the very heart if the Black Forest mountains, Freudenstadt District is an amazingly picturesque area.
Freudenstadt District Map
Towns & Villages in the Freudenstadt District
Silver and copper mining was an important industry at one point — at Dornstetten it is possible to visit some of the disused mines to learn more about the history of the industry.
Fabulously preserved and well worth a look while you are here is Horb am Neckar. The town boasts a fascinating tower that would once have housed prisoners and made up part of the defensive city wall.
Similarly well maintained is the breathtaking church at Alpirsbach. The building was originally built as a monastery in 1095 but has since been converted into a museum — meaning you are free to look inside, too. Each year the town hosts the Maximilian Knight Games here, a medieval festival of jousting, jugglers and food!
Freudenstadt, the capital of the district, is an internationally renowned health resort, and previous visitors to the area have included King George of English and Mark Twain. If the health-giving properties of the town aren’t enough, the Gothic renaissance church, built in 1601, will surely impress. :-)
And Baiersbronn, the culinary diamond, enlightens kids of all ages. It’s also one of the Black Forest highlights in the winter season as it provides countless ski courses and lifts throughout the area.