Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg is situated at the foot of the Black Forest and it is only 20 kilometres away from Strasbourg. The Rhine valley with its powerful current, separates Baden from Alsace. The town is characterised by baroque buildings, opulent churches and excellent badisch hospitality.
Offenburg railway station is an important stop for the ICE on the route between Hamburg-Berlin and Basel. There are connections every hour to Cologne, Frankfurt and a direct IC connection to Stuttgart. Furthermore, the city is a starting point for the Black Forest Railway to Constance and theEuropean Line to Strasbourg. The Ortenau S- Bahn „city train“ travels to the surrounding area and there is also a well-developed regional and inter-city road network. You can reach Offenbach by car via the A 5.
This place is steeped in history and it will present you with the lovely bailiwick which was built with baroque facades and is called the Königshof „royal court“, the historical town hall is also a building worth seeing. The Salmen, cradle of democracy in Baden, can only be visited with a guided tour.The Ritterhaus „Knight ́s House“ was built in 1784 in the classical style and it houses a museum with a collection of 9000 exhibits.
The oldest building in the city is the former Capuchin Convent dating back to the Middle Ages in which open-air concerts take place every year during the summer.
In the Wilhelmian military barracks high above the city, you are presented with the Cultural Forum in the riding hall where there are theatre performances and an urban gallery with alternating exhibitions on modern and contemporary art.
The badische Riesling and Burgundy wines are a treat but it is also the excellent cuisine from the region that has something to offer. Guests praise the "Ferdinand" in Offenburg-Bohlsbach for its regional fresh food with modern creations for high prices and which you can enjoy in a stylish and comfortable atmosphere.