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GengenbachGermany

Situated between the woods and vineyards on the edge of the Black Forest lies this stunning town famed for colorful architecture and fascinating history.

Stroll through the cobbled streets of Gengenbach to step back into Germany’s past. The geometric beams of its half-timbered houses and its distinctive church spires make the town look like the setting of an old folk tale.

Gengenbach has been the home of Celts, Romans and medieval abbots, though most of the town was burnt to the ground towards the end of the 17th century during a war with France. Visit the town today and learn about how the town recovered from that devastation, later flourishing as a hub for local craftspeople.

Wander around the Old Town (Altstadt) to enjoy the historical atmosphere. Pass sights such as the Röhrbrunnen, an iconic fountain depicting a knight, and the steep orange spire of the Kinzig Gate Tower. Search for the remains of the old fortifications, which circle the town.

Surround yourself with picturesque buildings on Engelgasse (Angel Alley). This pedestrianized street is one of the best places in the city to see the half-timbered houses that typify the old-world architecture of the region.

Explore the elegant 18th-century Town Hall, one of the most famous buildings in Gengenbach. The 24 windows of the symmetrical pink façade are turned into a giant advent calendar every December. Come in winter to experience the festive spirit of Germany’s famous Christmas markets.

Learn about different aspects of Gengenbach’s history in the town’s museums and heritage sites. Admire the Baroque designs of Gengenbach Abbey and St. Mary’s Church, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the area. The Timber Rafting and Transport Museum shows how the Kinzig River brought trade to the region.

Gengenbach is located in the Central Black Forest region. Trains run here from larger towns such as Offenburg, which has intercity connections to the rest of Germany. Once here, leave all transport behind and explore on foot to move at your own pace along the town’s pretty streets and alleyways.

Top Hotels in Gengenbach

Schwarzwaldhotel Gengenbach
Schwarzwaldhotel Gengenbach
3 out of 5
In der Börsiglache 4, Gengenbach, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $198 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Situated in Gengenbach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ortenau and Gengenbach Town Hall. Museum im Ritterhaus and Weingut Alexander Laible are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Very good comfortable accommodation within easy walking distance of a historic small town. Local transport links are very good and included free of charge with the Konus card. A friendly and helpful staff team made our stay an enjoyable one."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2019

Schwarzwaldhotel Gengenbach
Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Gengenbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Gengenbach, this historic apartment building is steps from Ortenau and Central-North Black Forest Nature Park. Gengenbach Town Hall is ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Wonderful, perfect location

"We had a wonderful stay, this property was situated very close to historic city center and had parking for our car. Clean and perfect for our family of 6. Would definitely come back when visiting the region again. Edgar also gave us the form required to travel on the railroads in the black forest ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Ferienwohnung Sester
Ferienwohnung Sester
3 out of 5
Engelgasse 21, Gengenbach
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Situated in Gengenbach, this apartment building is steps from Ortenau, Central-North Black Forest Nature Park, and Gengenbach Town Hall. Uferabflachung Süd and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Schöne Feriewohnung im Altstadthaus

"Diese sehr saubere und geräumige Ferienwohnung lässt keine Wünsche offen, inbesondre, wenn man es auch etwas rustikal mag. Es ist alles für einen mehrtägigen Selbstversorger-Aufenthalt vorhanden. Die Lage in der urigen Altstadt Gengenbachs ist für meine Begriffe traumhaft. Sorgen um einen Parkplatz ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2020

Ferienwohnung Sester
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Gengenbach

Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Gengenbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Gengenbach, this historic apartment building is steps from Ortenau and Central-North Black Forest Nature Park. Gengenbach Town Hall is ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Wonderful, perfect location

"We had a wonderful stay, this property was situated very close to historic city center and had parking for our car. Clean and perfect for our family of 6. Would definitely come back when visiting the region again. Edgar also gave us the form required to travel on the railroads in the black forest ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

Experience the Black Forest at a great price, family vacation, Europapark Rust, hiking, canoeing
Ferienwohnung Sester
Ferienwohnung Sester
3 out of 5
Engelgasse 21, Gengenbach

Situated in Gengenbach, this apartment building is steps from Ortenau, Central-North Black Forest Nature Park, and Gengenbach Town Hall. Uferabflachung Süd and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Schöne Feriewohnung im Altstadthaus

"Diese sehr saubere und geräumige Ferienwohnung lässt keine Wünsche offen, inbesondre, wenn man es auch etwas rustikal mag. Es ist alles für einen mehrtägigen Selbstversorger-Aufenthalt vorhanden. Die Lage in der urigen Altstadt Gengenbachs ist für meine Begriffe traumhaft. Sorgen um einen Parkplatz ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2020

Ferienwohnung Sester
Atelierhaus Beckmann, the space for your holidays
Atelierhaus Beckmann, the space for your holidays
Gengenbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Situated on a river, this historic vacation home is steps from Ortenau, Central-North Black Forest Nature Park, and Gengenbach Town Hall. Uferabflachung Süd ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Perfect apartment in perfect location

"This is a perfect holiday location....the apartment has everything you need & was spotlessly clean. Gengenbach is probably the prettiest town we saw in the Black Forest & a fantastic base to explore the region. We stayed 11 nights & used the train on the Konus card scheme every day bar 1.....great ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2019

Atelierhaus Beckmann, the space for your holidays
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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