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One of the most famous tourist destinations in The Black Forest

Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Gengenbach is a famous tourist spot located on a beautiful valley in The Black Forest, Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


Gengenbach officially became a free imperial city in 1360. This medieval-walled town has a lot to offer to its visitors such as its half-timbered houses, stone houses and monastery buildings designed by architect Franz Beer Vorarlberg in 1700. The main Church in this town is Parish Church, which was the former Benedictine Monastery Church of St. Mary. This monastery is said to have been founded by St. Pirmin in 740.


Gengenbach is also famous for its traditional German “Fasnacht” (celebration of carnival)