Panorama of Voehrenbach
Panorama of Voehrenbach

Vohrenbach

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Location: Vohrenbach
Einwohner: 3699

Vöhrenbach, a small town in the Schwarzwald-Baar district, lies about 800 meters above sea level in the Breg valley in the central Black Forest. Neighboring are Villingen-Schwenningen and Furtwangen. In addition to the districts of Hammereisenbach-Bregenbach, Langenbach and Urach, almost 90 farms belong to Vöhrenbach.

pure nature

Through the Urachtal, the city has a share in the landscape protection area of ​​the Upper Black Forest. The bird sanctuary in the middle of the Black Forest is also part of it. The community is located in the Southern Black Forest nature reserve.

In the home of watches

Vöhrenbach is on the German watch route, which runs from the central Black Forest via the southern Black Forest to the Baar. That is worth seeing watchmaker house, a local history museum, which is managed by the local history guild "Frohsinn eV". The typical Black Forest small craftsman's house shows itself in all its splendor from 1725. It is thanks to the association that the house, which was formerly owned by the municipality, was not demolished in the 60s, but can finally bear witness to the watchmaking and domestic trades of the time Time.

There is a historical music and clockmaker's workshop in the house as well as many exhibits of local historical importance. A church tower clock from 1883 is one of the gems in the collection, as is the rotary piano by the Vöhrenbach orchestrion builders Imhof and Muckle. From time to time events take place in the house; otherwise there are guided tours on request.

pure nature

Through the Urachtal, the city has a share in the landscape protection area of ​​the Upper Black Forest. The middle Black Forest bird sanctuary is also part of it. The community is located in the Southern Black Forest nature reserve.

More tourist attractions…

… are the Linachtalsperre (recognized building culture monument) with its vaulted dam (the only one in Germany!) and the Catholic parish church of St. Martin, which was built in the 50s with the inclusion of a tower from the 19th century. Sculptures by the Winderhalder family of Vöhrenbach sculptors are on display here. In the district of Urach, the parish church of All Saints, which dates from the 11th to the 18th century and houses works of art by Matthias Faller, welcomes visitors.

The nave dates from the 14th century; a painted, rare fir wood ceiling is particularly worth seeing. The facility is under monument protection.

Mentioned for the first time in 1580, the "Bruderkirchle" sits enthroned on the old road from Vöhrenbach via Herzogenweiler to Villingen. The chapel is a sight around which various legends revolve. The Michaelskapelle may have come from a monastery, but this cannot be proven. Among the rich ornaments in the chapel there is a painting donated by French prisoners of war to the place for good and decent treatment during the days of World War II.

Panorama in winter with a view over Vöhrenbach in the Black Forest
Panorama in winter with a view over Vöhrenbach in the Black Forest

Cool off in the outdoor pool

... offer not only numerous hikes and walks, but also the outdoor swimming pool Schwimmi. In addition to a 50-metre pool, the solar-heated swimming pool also has a children's paddling pool and a slide. A spacious sunbathing lawn and diving towers round off the experience, together with a playground, mud area, beach volleyball court and football field. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the exuberant hustle and bustle here.

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