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Bad Teinach-Zavelstein

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Location: Bad Teinach-Zavelstein
Einwohner: 3000

The town of Bad Teinach-Zavelstein is located in the northern Black Forest, about halfway between Stuttgart and Baden-Baden. Specifically, Bad Teinach-Zavelstein is a climatic health resort that is part of the district Calw heard. The city has around 3.000 inhabitants. Zavelstein is known as the “crocus town” due to its special flora.

The surrounding Teinachtal attracts a number of people looking for relaxation year after year. First and foremost, they enjoy the rich nature, which can be hiked through in a variety of ways. It is either quiet and relaxed or eventful.

An unforgettable adventure will come about in any case, because the Black Forest has the right offer for every visitor.

Summer tourist hotspot

Many of these offers focus on the Zavelstein region. The village is 560 meters above sea level and is part of a southern sloping plateau. While Zavelstein is less frequented in the winter months, the summer season is heavily influenced by tourism. Between March and October, numerous Black Forest fans come to Zavelstein to enjoy the impressive blooming crocus meadows, among other things. Before or after the upcoming Easter hike, there is a chance for refreshments in a pleasant atmosphere. Selected dishes and Drinks lure you to the Zavelstein hiking home.

Sights in the area

Zavelstein, home to 700 people, offers a picturesque and listed city center and a castle ruin. The latter marks the remains of a hilltop castle that once towered over the region. It was built around the year 1200. The ruins are located on an overlying mountain nose. This allows an impressive long-distance view. The exposed location was intentional, as it offered both protection and a view of approaching enemies. Nevertheless, in 1634 the castle was plundered by looters from neighboring Wildberg. A second raid occurred in 1692. This time the French invaded the city and razed it to the ground. The castle tells of that destruction and still serves as a stone memorial today.

historical aspects

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Bad Teinach-Zavelstein belonged to the French occupation zone. In 1947, the city was assigned to what was then the district of Hohenzollern-Württemberg, which was renamed Baden-Württemberg in 1952. Bad Teinach-Zavelstein has belonged to the district of Calw since 1973, but is de facto administered from the Baden city of Karlsruhe. Until 1975, the city was considered the smallest city in Baden-Württemberg, at times even the smallest city in Germany.

Images courtesy of globetrotter1 - stock.adobe.com and Stefan Asal - Datacreate Asal