Tour 4: Culture & Tradition
The Black Forest Highlands have a rich cultural heritage which waits to be discovered. Whether you are learning something about the historic craft wood carving, you are visiting a baroque pilgrimage and monastery church, or you are taking a picture at an old mill, you will feel the history of the Black Forest Highlands wherever you go.
The journey starts with the small city of St. Blasius which is dominated by his dome with the biggest domed structure north of the Alps. On a guided tour you learn more about the history and how it was built.
The tour goes on to the wood carver Stiegeler in Grafenhausen. Here you can learn more about the historic craft and build your own piece of art in a workshop.
Also located in Grafenhausen is the Heimatmuseum Hüsli which hosts a lot of furniture and art objects from historic farms.
The journey leads you to St. Märgen. Visit the baroque pilgrimage and monastery church Maria Himmelfahrt as well as the associated Monastery Museum. The museum guide takes you on a journey through the past as you discover much about the development and variety of the Black Forest clocks based on numerous exhibits.
If you want to take pictures of this beautiful region a visit of the most famous photo scene is a must. A short walk takes you up to the Rankmühle, a mill from the 18th century.
Next stop is the historic village of St. Peter where the church Peter and Paul is a unique testimony of baroque architecture of southern Germany. At the Hofgut Sternen a Cuckoo Clock or glassblowing workshop awaits you.