Freudenstadt Travel Guide

  • The L-shaped Church
    The L-shaped Church
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  • The Romanesque lectern
    The Romanesque lectern
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  • Post-war town hall
    Post-war town hall
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Freudenstadt Things to Do

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    by Kathrin_E Written Dec 13, 2008

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    The new town hall in a corner of the market square is a post-war addition, it was planned by the municipal architect Ludwig Schweizer and erected after 1948 during the post-war reconstruction of the city.

    Post-war town hall
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    by Kathrin_E Written Dec 13, 2008

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    The huge central market square has the size of 220 x 220 m. The public buildings of the town - church, town hall, hospital and store - were positioned in the four corners. Two of these are preserved in post-war reconstructions, the church and the so-called Schickhardbau, the former town hall. The houses along the sides of the square have uniform facades with arcades, here you'll find shops and cafes. The original gables facing the square have been abandoned in the post-war reconstruction.

    The wide square contains three historical fountains, parks, playgrounds, monuments and some newer buildings and is unfortunately cut in halves by the modern street that passes through.

    On hot summer days, kids love the new fountain (photo 1)...

    Market square with new fountain Houses along market square Market square
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    The church contains a remarkable work of art that is much older than the church itself: the Romanesque Freudenstadt Lectern. The wooden lectern is dated around 1150 and originates from the abbey church in either Alpirsbach or Hirsau. Duke Friedrich had it brought to Freudenstadt to equip the court and parish church of his new residence.
    Figures of the four evangelists carry the actual lectern, which bears depictions of their four symbolic creatures on the sides: the lion for Mark, the bull for Luke, the eagle for John, the winged man or angel for Matthew.

    This old woodcarving is extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and, even more, humidity. To protect it, it got a specially made, air conditioned glass cabinet. The cabinet, however, has been shaped like a lectern with an inclined top so that the piece is still in use for the lectures during church service.

    The Romanesque lectern
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Freudenstadt Hotels

  • Hotel Gruener Wald

    Kinzigtalstrasse 23, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Warteck

    Stuttgarter Str 14, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Hohenried

    Zeppelinstrasse 5, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Krone Igelsberg

    Hauptstr 8, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Restaurant Baeren

    Lange Strasse 33, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Langenwaldsee

    StraÃ?burger Str. 99, , FREUDENSTADT 72250

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Restaurant Adler

    Forststrasse 15-17, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Teuchelwald

    Schomberger Str. 9, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, 72250, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Flair Hotel Schwanen

    Forststrasse 6, Freudenstadt 72250

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Freudenstadt Restaurants

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    When your in the Black Forest try out the famous Black Forest Cake. But choose another cake for your kids the cherries are soaked with cherry schnaps (Schwarzwaelder Kirschwasser)

    There are several cafe's on the marketplace we tried out "Cafe Pause" in the middle of the market place, cakes where fantastic and they had a huge selection of coffees.
    I tried the Latte Macchiato with Baileys...yummi

    Favorite Dish: Black Forest Cake, Apple cake, Rhubarb cake
    and Coffee with Baileys

    Mariangela (SAPERE) eating Black Forest Cake
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Freudenstadt Transportation

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    by Kathrin_E Written Dec 13, 2008

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    Getting to Freudenstadt from the Rhine valley on public transport is no longer a problem since the Murg valley S-Bahn, the tram S 41, has been opened a few years ago. The tram takes you from Karlsruhe city centre, market square and train station via Rastatt far up into the Black Forest along the beautiful Murg valley to Freudenstadt and even further on to Eutingen im Gäu.

    The ride from Karlsruhe to Freudenstadt takes two hours. Note that the S 41 trams usually consist of two streetcars. One of them, but only one of them, is equipped with a toilet on board and you cannot get from one car to the other while the tram is running, a sprint at a stop is the only chance but risky. Try to board the right car, otherwise the ride can feel veeeery long.
    (Emergency hint: at Freudenstadt, there is a public bathroom at the far end of the parking lot outside the train station. I had to figure all this out the hard way...)

    S 41 to Freudenstadt in Karlsruhe's Kaiserstra��e
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