Staufen im Breisgau Travel Guide
Staufen im Breisgau
Staufen im Breisgau, burgruine
This was always a favorite with us when we stayed in Germany, we've visited 9 times, and have seen it grow and grow. Our last visit was in 2008Europa park, is an amazing theme park and you will need a full day, if not 2 days at least to get all the way round . It is well...
St Trudpert Kloster's
St Trudpert Monastery has a small ,Baroque church open daily to the public. It's a grand building and worthy of a visit. The ground's are well kept, and there is a small well tended grave yard. At the entrance you will find a small begging fountain, if you wish to toss a...
This museum is part of the Badische Landesmuseum and you will find it on the ring road that runs round Staufen.It has original pottery with a Clay Pitt and potters wheel, a glass mill and a wood fire oven.Josef Maier and the Bauhaus educated ceramics specialist once worked...
Open air Folk museum. Ecomusee
the Ecomusee, nr Mulhouse is a very unique place, with it's half timbered well preserved houses from all round the region, some dating back to the 12th century. They have demonstrations showing you how farming methods worked in the time's gone bye. There are craft...
Kaysersberg The Home of Albert Schweitzer
Kaysersberg is in the Alsace region of France, was the birth place of Albert Schweitzer, this small beautiful village was handed back to the French after the 2nd world war. The half timber houses are well preserved, and a stroll down the side streets to find hidden gem's is...
Burgruine (the ruins of the castle)
Staufen is overlooked by it's castle ruin, which stands on a hill full of vineyards. The castle, once property of the Lords of Staufen, was burned by the Swedish in the 17th century. When we leaned out of our hotel room window, we had a view on the ruin. It is illuminated at...
Fauststube Im LÃ¶wen
1 Review and 0 Opinions In the old center of the town, on the central plaza, close to the city hall, one can find the oldest...
Gasthause Zum Lowen: 3rd Oldest in Germany
This is reported to be, the 3rd Oldest Gasthaus in Germany, and it has many fine typical Black Forest features, built on many different levels, but there is NO lift.The staff are very helpful and friendly, nothing is to much trouble.We stayed for 3 nights, the rooms were...
Camping Belschen Blick: CAMPING IN THE BLACK FOREST
The facilities and service's on this campsite are second to none, and on the plus side, it's just on the edge of the beautiful Village of Staufen,with walks and cycle trails right on your door step. It is by the side of a rail track, but, it's only a local train running back...
Cafe Decker: Hand Made Chocolates
The Cafe Decker is by far my coffee house, they make all their own cake's, pastries and chocolate's. You can either sit outside and people watch, or inside at the one of the nicely presented tables. The service is very good and friendly. The decor is relaxed and...
Fauststube Im Löwen: The Faust menu, of course.
We had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel where we overnighted.I felt not at ease to take a photo of this beautiful restaurant room. It was as if I would disturb the cosy atmosphere. But there is a very good picture on the website of the hotel.For a dinner without...
No disco's, no Karaoke just relax.
This is such a quiet laid back little place, the nightlife mainly revolves around food and drink. Eating at one of the many good restaurants in town, then maybe a walk down the main street, thats as good as it gets. When there is a festival on, you will find local band's playing traditional music and the nights are full of fun and festivity.
Dress Code: In the evening's "tidy " dress is all you need.
Updated Jan 24, 2012
Ticket's for this region can be bought from machine's at the railway station, multi tickets are a good buy, and can be used all around the area,even as far as Freiburg, and on the tram's, also on the park "n" ride in Freiburg.
The local Staufen train goes from Bad Krozingen to Munstertal calling on all the small places in between.
Updated Oct 5, 2006
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- Road Trip
Staufen Shop's: Wine and Food
There are lot's of lovely shop's selling hand made chocolates, local wine and produce .The shopkeeper's will wrap them up with ribbon if it's a gift for someone.
Do not miss buying the locally made Schnapps.
They have a shop selling souvenirs and craft's.
There are supermarkets in the area.
It is worth knowing that the shop's close on a Saturday afternoon and remain closed until Monday.
Bank Holiday's you will find little open.
What to buy: Schnapps.
Hand Made Chocolates.
Updated Jun 8, 2006
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- Arts and Culture
Every year at the end of September, Staufen holds a couple of big festivals, this year (05)Stages was all about the storming of Staufen, and a reenactment was performed at the gates to the town. People were in costume and the atmosphere is always good.They had stalls...
This being a large wine producing area, why not sit with the locals, around a wine bar in the open air, tasting the wine's of the region right outside the main wine producer. Schlossberger wine bar is open every afternoon, people seem to gather and sit and sip this lovely...
Luggage and bags: If you are camping don't forget your mosquito repellent and water purifying Tablets.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes
Wet Weather gear
Swimming trunks bath robe and towels if you are visiting the Spa's.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Include insect bite cream and suntan lotion.
Updated Jul 29, 2005
This is a walker's paradise, you can buy walking guides from new agent's or the tourist office and most shop's, there are guided walks arranged through out the region, taking you up into the forest.
Try walking along the wine trail up to the Castle in Staufen, or along the railway track from the centre of Staufen that Winds down through the countryside and head's out towards Dietzelbach, This takes you into the forest and then follow the marked paths to Munstertal, stop off on the way. You will find many path's and picnic area's. Don't forget your camera and bottle of water. Bird lover's will not be disappointed either. In Mustertal there are plenty of cafes a local museum telling you all about the charcoal and mining that once went on in the area, or carry on through the village into the beautiful forest.
Updated Jan 24, 2012
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- Hiking and Walking
Staufen has an open air public swimming pool,the "Alemannenbad"Opening hours: In May, June and July 9 am - 8 pm Starting August 9 am - 7 pm
Don't forget your towel and swimming costume, some places in Germany ask you to wear a bathing cap, but it isn't as strict as it used...
The tourist office in Staufen can arrange Motorbike tour's and cycling tour's.Just take a look at the web site.Those who take the tours will see not be disappointed.
Favorite thing: Ask at your Hotel or Campsite for a Gaste Karte, they are free and they entitle you to a percentage off entrances to the museums and other attraction's in the area including the Spa bath's.
There is a new type of card out now, called the Konus card, it gives you free transport on buses, trams and trains, in most parts of the Black Forest. Read about it here.
Fondest memory: We traveled to Freiburg and used the trams for free.
We used the trains into Bad Krozingen, Staufen and Munstertal,with no problems.
Updated Jan 24, 2012