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Waldkirch is a historic town in which charming churches, atmospheric ruins and mystical forests unfurl like reclining felines. The surrounding mountains and hills impose an air of tranquillity of the town, making it the idea place in which to explore Germany’s cultural tapestry at peace. A the centre of the city is music; famed as an organ manufacturer for over 200 years, man of the city’s museums and festivals celebrate this accomplishment proudly. Peculiarities and customs have been painstakingly preserved here, and traditions are most prominent in the rustic restaurants and atmospheric taverns that decorate the centre.
From the central and spiritual centre of the Marktplatz, an attractive display of historic houses and majestic monuments reveals itself in technicolour glory. Wander the winding streets to discover prominent landmarks such as the atmospheric ruins of Kastelburg, ancient relics from a time in which defence and battle were top priorities.
Undoubtedly the city’s most significant cultural contribution, the Elztalmuseum is an immersive and interactive museum in which culture, tradition and history are brought to life. Enter the elegant entrance portal of the grand 18th century palace in order to discover a varied display of intriguing artefacts; watch organs being assembled, discover the city’s rich history and observe the craft of gem cutting.
To enjoy the traditional taste of Germany that Waldkirch excels in, dine at the rustic and atmospheric Zum Storchen, a popular eatery that specialises in regional delicacies. Undoubted the star dish, the crisp and perfectly covered schnitzel is a pleasure for the palate, especially when accompanied by the soft and seasoned potatoes that Germany does so well. (Lange Straße 24, 79183 Waldkirch, Germany)