[:en]Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany?[:nl]Gengenbach: Het Mooiste Dorp in Duitsland?[:]

[:en]At the Western edge of the Black Forest in Germany, you can find the picture-perfect, 13th century town of Gengenbach. I paid a visit there a couple of months ago and still hadn’t found the time to share this story with you. I guess I also wanted to keep this to myself a bit.

While I was thinking about what to write about my visit, which was really only about one hour in between to trains before travelling onward to Freiburg and back home to London, I realized I couldn’t find the words.

Yes, the medieval ‘Altstadt’ was beautiful.

Yes, I can totally see why this is a popular place for people to visit.

But words just cannot seem to do it justice, and so I’ve decided to turn this article into a photo post. Because, well, just look at the images and you will know exactly what I mean:

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany?

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester
Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

 

The Travel Tester || Practical

Location:

 

How to get to Gengenbach:

From Freiburg, you can take the Intercity train to Offenburg, where you change onto the local train that stops at Gengenbach. Pretty easy! It’s about 50 minutes, you can get a ticket from the machine on the station. It’s around 15 Euros one way.

Website: reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Read more on the Baden Württemberg Region:  www.tourism-bw.com

 

Disclaimer:

I was invited to the Black Forest Region by the German Tourism Office as part of the #JoinGermanTradition Blog Trip in June 2015, created and executed by iambassador in cooperation with the Dutch office of the German Tourism Authority. Gengenbach wasn’t on the itinerary, I just went there because a local told me to not miss it. And you should always listen to the locals, obviously!

 

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[:nl]In het meest westelijke deel van het Zwarte Woud in Duitsland, vind je het beeldige, 13e eeuwse plaatsje Gengenbach. Ik bracht er een bezoek aan een paar maanden gelden en heb sindsdien nog niet de tijd gehad dit verhaal met je te delen. Ik denk dat ik het stiekem ook een beetje voor mezelf wilde houden.

Toen ik aan het denken ging over wat ik aan mijn bezoek wilde schrijven, een bezoek dat trouwens maar een uurtje duurde tussen twee treinen in duurde voordat ik verder naar Freiburg reisde en daarna door naar Londen, realiseerde ik me ineens dat ik echt niet de goede woorden kon vinden.

Ja, de middeleeuwse ‘Altstadt’ was prachtig.

Ja, ik kan me voorstellen dat dit een populaire plek voor mensen is om te bezoeken.

Maar woorden leken het geen recht te doen, dus heb ik besloten er maar een foto-post van te maken. Want tja, kijk zelf maar naar de plaatjes, dan weet je wat ik bedoel:

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester
Gengenbach: The Prettiest Town in Germany? || The Travel Tester

 

 

The Travel Tester || Practical

Locatie:

 

Hoe kom je in Gengenbach:

Vanaf Freiburg kun je de Intercity trein naar Offenburg nemen, vanaf waar je kunt overstappen op de locale trein die dan stopt in Gengenbach. Dat is heel eenvoudig, duurt ongeveer 50 minuutjes en je kunt een kaartje (15 Euro ongeveer voor enkele reis) uit de machine op het station halen. Ik kon er gewoon pinnen ook met mijn Nederlandse bankpas.

Website: reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Lees meer over de Baden Württemberg Regio:  www.tourism-bw.com

 

Disclaimer:

Ik werd uitgenodigd door het Duits Verkeersbureau als onderdeel van de #JoinGermanTradition Blog Trip in juni 2015, gecreëerd en uitgevoerd door iambassador in samenwerking met het Duits verkeersbureau in Nederland. Gengenbach stond niet in de planning, ik ging er alleen maar heen omdat een local me zei dat ik het niet moest missen. En je moet altijd naar de locals luisteren, dat blijkt maar weer!

 

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