Gastoff Hirsch

Grabenstr.34, Gengenbach, Baden-Württemberg, 77723, Germany
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What can we do mid-week in (or near) Gengenbach?

by nurgle

Hello there,

We'll be in Gengenbach on a Wednesday evening and all of a Thursday - what would people recommend we do? We like walking, eating, and drinking (doesn't everyone?). We're especially looking for a good recommendation for a restaurant for the evening - not too expensive, and not too touristy (we will be on the road with Germans)- but of good quality - two of our company are professional cooks.

Thanks in advance!

Re: What can we do mid-week in (or near) Gengenbach?

by blackbirdxx

""We like walking"" check this out if you understand German... for restaurants I don`t know (I `ve been living near Gengenbach 21 years, but I`ve never been there for eating)but I know, that there must be many restaurants. Maybe Michelin restaurant guide could be a help.

Re: What can we do mid-week in (or near) Gengenbach?

by nurgle

Hey Blackbirdxx,

Thanks for that - will have a look - my German is a bit average, but my boyfriend ist Deutsch!



Travel Tips for Gengenbach

Moonscape around Moostower

by Tschuli

In December 1999 the storm "Lothar" devastated vast parts of the Black Forest woods. It's still a sorry sight, because lovely wooded areas now look like barren wasteland. On the other hand, it has it's own eerie charm. The area around the Moosturm is now being turned into a nature park where fauna and flora can develop without human intervention. Also, there is the added bonus that without the trees you can now see from the Moos tower far into the Rhine valley and across to France. Take a hike up the hills, hava a picknick up there (no pubs, clubs or restaurants up there) , admire the view and enjoy the silence.

The Moos is East of Gengenbach. There are hiking paths for example from Gengenbach/Reichenbach or Haigerach, but it's best to get yourself a good walking map.

Black Forest small-town charm

by Tschuli

Ah what does one write about one's hometown? Gengenbach's a very small place and you'd probably done with your sightseeing in an hour or two. But I love walking in the hills around here, picking blueberries or mushrooms, depending on the season or just spending an afternoon in the Italian street-café with an ice-cream and a paper. Also, it's a good starting-point for shopping-trips to Strasbourg, Freiburg or Basel, there are a few luxurious spas within an hours drive and whenever you feel like a little holiday, you can cross the border into France which is only about 30 km away.


by truus_s

We where here for one weekend...I have no photos...alone a videofilm..

What does history have to tell us?
You will find yourself in a lively and vital town whose profile has been shaped by centuries. Even though it might give the impression of being a museum, you’ll soon find that the world is still in order in Gengenbach.
Wherever you are in Gengenbach – at the historical marketplace, in the winding idyllic streets and alleys, in the former Benedictine monastery, on top of the Bergle (Little Mountain), or at the modern outdoor swimming pool on the island – you will find a harmonious blend of history and modernity.

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Around Gengenbach Abbey

by Russell_the_Wombat

Gengenbach consisted of two independent states before 1803. The town had the status of a free imperial city, subject to no one but the Emperor. However, there was a second institution within the town's boundaries that had the same status: the Benedictine Abbey.

Walls surround both entities but they were separate states.

The abbey church, a mix of styles.

One of the convent buildings

And seen from the side.

In the square in front of the abbey

The monastery garden with a baroque fountain

Walking up through the Vineyards

by Russell_the_Wombat

The little chapel on top of the hill above the old town caught our eyes. We could not resist goung up. The path leads around the hill and through the vineyards.

On the ridge we reached this little building. This is neither a bus stop nor a power house but a little chapel on the pilgrimage route with a crucifix inside.

The grapes on the vines are *almost* ripe.

I could not resist doing a little wine tasting.

From the ridge we enjoyed the view of the side valley, a typical Black Forest landscape.

See the chapel on top? It is not far any more!

Made it!

The rock in front of the church bears a familiar symbol... Russell the Pilgrim is on the Camino di Santiago again.


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