Region & Spare-Time
By bike, on horseback or by foot. Along small rivers. Through meadows, forests and scenery like postcard motives. Step by step a bit higher. Over the treetops. To the Pfauenfelsen. On top of the "Prechtaler Schanze". Pure astonishment in every direction. Looking almost to the tri-border region Basel-Freiburg-Strassbourg. Have a nap in the moss. Warm bark. Nice-smelling herbs. Maybe a day-trip to the Bodensee tomorrow? Discover, taste, feel and enjoy the unforgettable diversity in its most natural form.
On one of many hiking trails, have a meal in a regional restaurant or visit a nearby festival.
In the Black Forest, there is always something to explore.
In the open-air exhibition “Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof” in Gutach, you have the chance to experience 400 years of Black Forest history. Several different shows about ancient thus valuable and traditional crafts and special exhibitions can be visited.
Monastery church St. Märgen
The parish and pilgrim church “Klosterkirche St. Märgen” had been built from 1716 to 1718. The following years were glory times for this church. In the process of secularization it came to an abrupt end in 1827. The monastery buildings were partly rebuild as private flats. The elder part of the prelate's house became the presbytery, the more recent part had been home of the major and the tourist information for a long time. Nowadays, it is the church museum of St. Märgen and is still a perishing place of pilgrimage – the first one in the archdiocese.
Today, the Freiburg Minster is both the parish church of the cathedral parish and also the cathedral of the archdiocese of Freiburg. In addition, the cathedral is a national cultural monument with the “most beautiful tower on earth” and is one of the few Gothic large-church buildings that were completed in the middle ages. It survived several wars almost undamaged. 30 kilometres from Elzach.