Neuenburg am Rhein — A Treasure In The Margraves’ Land

Neuenburg am Rhein is one of those towns that couldn’t dream to be in a more beautiful place located between the Black Forest (think yummy delicious food) and the Vogesen (a low mountain range in France) — right in the elegant Margraves’ Land. It’s a place that could give the Alps a proverbial run for their money.

There are only a few things historical to see here, mostly the area is known for its cultural and nature activities. Neuenburg’s tourist office is the best place to start (located at Rathausplatz 5). Though, the Urban Museum is just as good as any.

The museum is great at explaining the town’s 800+ year history, though the area has been around much longer than its official birthday says. You can’t miss the museum, it’s a large pink building with neatly painted shutters on tidy cobblestoned street.

When a place pays this much attention to small details, you know you’ve got a winner. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you catch all the artwork sculpture throughout town.

The other most visited historical site in town is the Liebfrauenkirche, a 13th century monastic church.

With all things historical out of the way, it’s time to play. This is a serious wine making area, so taking a wine tasting tour is a good idea. So is shopping at the town’s Farmers Market (tip: there are 2, the German side’s is held in June and France’s in September). Come July, Neuenburg holds a super fun Summer Festival.

Eco tourism has even found its way to town with protected nature areas and perfect for camping. In case roughing it isn’t your idea of a good time, there are many hotels, guesthouses, and vacation homes to let.

That’s a good idea to stay the night because with all the golfing, canoeing, Nordic Walking, and regular walking & cycling trails you’ll never get it all done in one day.

 

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