Hotel Stadt Gernsbach

Hebelstr. 2, Gernsbach, Baden-Wurttemberg, 76593, Germany
Hotel Stadt Gernsbach
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Travel Tips for Gernsbach

Altstadtfest - Old Town Festival

by Kathrin_E

Every year on the third weekend in September the entire old town of Gernsbach transforms into a fairground. The festival is opened on Friday night. On Saturday it begins in the afternoon and has its climax with illuminations and the musical fireworks in the evening. On Sunday it runs all day. The streets and lanes are full of stalls selling arts and crafts, fashion accessoires and stuff, and food and drink of all varieties including local specialities. Many of the food and drink stalls are operated by the clubs of the town. Bands are playing at every corner. Gernsbach's twin towns of Baccarat (France) and Pergola (Italy) have their corners with music, information and specialities. One alley along Zehntscheuer and other old houses hosts a "medieval" market which charges an entrance fee of 1 €; it is not big but very atmospheric. A knights camp takes place on the Murg island. On the Murg river raft rides are offered. The churches and Storchenturm were open so I could include some sightseeing.

Unfortunately I could not go on Saturday due to health problems so I missed the illuminations. I went on Sunday instead. I had expected the little town to be horribly crowded but I was pleasantly surprised - the festival was buzzing but everyone had enough space to move and to see the stalls, lines for food and drink were not too long. All in all it was an enjoyable experience and I will happily go again next year.

For those of you who read German, all details about the current festival, the schedule, town map and list of participants can be found some weeks in advance on the website of the town:

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Bubespitzle or Schupfnudeln

by Kathrin_E

These are a local kind of pasta which is prepared in a big pan together with sauerkraut and bacon. Much tastier than it sounds! They are my favourite festival food hereabouts. On festivals like the Altstadtfest and also on Christmas markets it is available as takeaway. Local pubs and rural restaurants also have it on their menu.

In Swabia this type of pasta is known as Schupfnudeln while in Baden it is called Bubespitzle ("little boys' tips") because that's what it looks like - use your imagination, LOL.

Nice Little German Town

by MacDaddie

"View of the town through the snow"

Nice little German town we drove to by chance. There is a Castle overlooking the town. Thanks to Nelie for letting me know which town it was as I had forgotten and now I can post the pictures we took!!

"View of town through the forest"

Another view of Gernsbach


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