Offenburg is the home of the world famous Burda publishing house. The city owns a lot to the Burda family and on Steinstrasse you will find a statue of Franz Josef Burda (1873-1929). The statue shows Mr. Burda as the carnival character Andres.
Carnival is a big happening in Offenburg. Check the tourist office for further details.
Former railway through town
On the Hauptstrasse by the bus station near the police station you will find a short stretch of tracks. These reminds us of the narrow gauge railway that run from 1898 until 1957 from Offenburg to Altenheim. The railway was called "Entenkoepfer" which means duck beheader. Obviously the local ducks had a dangerous life back then.
On the main drag, the Hauptstrasse, you will find a war memorial. This is dedicated to the victims of the Franco-German War of 1870/71 which took place just after the big city fire of 1869. It was built in 1893.
The Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church) can be seen from quite a distance due to its size. It was built from 1906-8 in Romanesque basilica style.
Even though the church isn't very old, it's still worth going inside for a look.
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