Wolfach — Ex-Famous Black Forest Spa Town

What I really learned about Wolfach in the central Black Forest area of Baden-Württemberg, is that it used to be a super famous spa town along an old Roman military road. Lucky me!

Trust me, you’re going to need a few spa services by the time Wolfach is done with you. There is way too much to do around here to just lolly-gag doing nothing.

For starters, the list of outdoor activities is as long as my arm. And yea, I’m aware that Germans are pretty exact, and not known to exaggerate — which is why I double checked that the list truly was as long as my arm. ;-)

Just kidding about the double checking, but I’m serious about everything you can do here in Wolfach. There’s mountain biking, regular hiking trails, fishing (don’t forget a license), zip-lining, miniature golf, Nordic Walking trails, geocaching, and even electronic biking.

Ahhh… deep breath. There, I got it all out. No I didn’t — I forgot to tell you about the marked bike trails, like the Kinzigtal Radweg, and the Naturpark Schwarzwald.

It isn’t all outdoor stuff in Wolfach, either, by the way. It’s got a historical side, as well. Want a castle ruin? That would be the Ruine Wolfach, an 11th century castle that was destroyed during the 17th century Thirty Years’ War.

The Pfarrkirche St. Laurentius is still around from the 17th century, and the Schlosskapelle has been here since the 1300s. The Jakobuskapelle has a very Baroque feel to it — as it should, it was built in 1710.

If you got any questions about stuff to see, the Tourist Office over on Hauptstraße will certainly help you out. A modern convenience to an Old World charm town — that’s for sure. I think the paintings and clock at the Rathaus (Town Hall) kind of give it that feeling.

You should visit the Flößer- und Heimatmuseum, Wolfach’s local history museum. And the Glassworks museum, known as Dorotheenhütte, is the last glass manufacture in the Black Forest, attracting around 250,000 visitors every year.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars to come for Wolfach’s City Fountain Festival, its Biker Weekend, Summer Festival, and Port Festival — but that’s an every other year event in the Summer.

Goodness gracious, I haven’t even gotten five minutes to do the whole spa thing. Do you mind if I leave you here — there’s a facial and massage with my name on it somewhere…

 

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