Waldbronn is one of those towns lucky enough to be located within the incredibly huge, mystic Black Forest. Actually, it’s in the northern part of the Schwarzwald; just to narrow it down some.
Before you go running off into the hills, there are a few things to see within the town itself. You’ll find a local history museum that will detail how the town is technically younger than forty; when the villages of Busenbach, Reichenbach, and Etzenrot were merged back in the 1970’s. (Just for the record, these villages are centuries older than forty).
If you’re a tekkie, then the Radio Museum would be a good stop. Situated in a tiny unassuming building, the museum is totally dedicated to the “history of the broadcast.”
Now it’s time to see what you really came for — the Black Forest. ;-) The culture here is unique onto itself and with the all the hotels and rental vacation homes available, you’ll have plenty of time to stay and see a lot.
Within the forest itself, you can visit some great Baden-Württemberg wineries, see plenty of local wildlife (eagles, Black Forest fox & cattle), and even check out the German Clock Museum — since there are many master clock makers in the region.
You’ll also eat quite well while you’re here. This area of Germany gave us delicious Black Forest Ham and the hard to resist Black Forest Cake. Try the Flammkuchen (made with ham, cheese, and cream) or Pfannkuchen (made with pastry).
Good thing there are countless walking, mountainbiking, and skiing trails throughout the forest. Or, just swim in Waldbronn’s well-kept outdoor pool (open May-September) and have a game of tennis at the Kurpark. All the better to work off all those Black Forest calories. ;-)
I told you Waldbronn was lucky enough to be in the Black Forest and once you get here — you’ll think you were lucky, too!