Moonscape around Moostower
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.
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Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Did you know that Gengenbach was chosen as the GERMAN town for Tim Burton's movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"?
It says Düsseldorf in the movie but it's actually Gengenbach, where the German boy wins one of the golden tickets.
I don't know if the chocolate store from the movie is a real setting, but maybe you can look for it. If you have found it, please post it as a comment to this Off The Beaten Path Tip.
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