Oberprechtal, Elzach, Zweitälerland
A visit in the “Hammerschmiede” and the “Landwasserhofmühle” in Oberprechtal is always rewarding. Have a look at the local museum or make your own soap in the Soap manufactory in Elzach. You can play Tennis, do paragliding, fishing or golfing. The ZweitälerLand touristic office offers guided mountain bike tours, or you can cycle on your own on well signposted routes in the Elztal.
The hammer forge is a piece of Oberprechtals history. In only two years the hammer forge was lovingly renovated with the support of the residents and lots of voluntary commitment. Since 2016 it can be visited by individuals and groups.
The mill is located on the road to the Landwassereck just before the pass in the direction of Hornberg. It has been known since approx. 1760 and was last thoroughly renovated in 1969, e. g. the water wheel, made of iron sheets, was replaced by a wooden water wheel. The special feature of the building is a separate residential part, which was inhabited by the old farmers until 1914. There is also a storage room and a small stable. Even today, the grain is still ground in the mill for private use. On the property, there is also a farmer’s garden worth visiting. The mill and the farmer’s garden can be visited from the outside around the year.
Museum of local history
Since 1967, the museum of the city Elzach with its “Heimatkundliche Sammlung”- the local history collection - has been located opposite of the Nikolausbrunnen in Hauptstraße 39. The historical building is known to many Elzachians as the “old town hall”. In the 17th century the former arcade vault of the ground floor served as a courtroom market place and was thus the economic centre of the small town with the Nicolausplatz. The collection contains testimonies to the history of Elzach. Additionally, numerous exhibits on everyday culture testify to the living and working habits of earlier times. Also, the “Elzacher Fastnacht” the local carnival, is celebrated here. A library invites visitors and interested guests to browse and dwell.
The “Seifentruhe” – soap manufactory
The production of high-quality, finely scented natural soaps and raw soap, or creative soap, requires todays knowledge and traditional soap maker craft. Fine body butter and body oils as well as bath salts and bath chocolates complete the feel-good range. A visit to the soap manufactory is rewarding: you can immerse yourself in the world of soaps and fragrances during guided tours, an open creative workshop and pampering events in the manufactory.