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Freudenstadt: Unique mix of city life and nature experience

Freudenstadt: Unique mix of city life and nature experience


Freudenstadt, a town known beyond the borders of the Black Forest and Baden-Württemberg with its motto “Inside town – outside wild”, offers a unique combination of urban charm and natural experiences. Here, not only high-quality events with theater and music attract visitors, but also the special atmosphere in the city center and the wonderful natural surroundings.

Black Forest Music Festival: A cultural highlight

2023 began with an impressive musical fireworks display. The “Black Forest Music Festival”, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, was heralded with three spectacular concerts in Freudenstadt, Bad Wildbad and Oberndorf am Neckar. The festival, which features internationally acclaimed artists performing a wide range of musical styles from classical to rock, has become a major cultural event.

The town church and the market square: symbols of the town

The opening performance took place in the Protestant town church on the historic market square. This place of worship is a landmark of the city and an attraction for guests and locals. The same applies to the adjacent Freudenstadt market square, which is the largest market square in Germany.

Variety of events: From Africa Festival to Christmas Market

Annual events such as the Africa Festival, the Summer Night Festival, the Long Shopping Night, the Street Food Festival and the atmospheric Christmas Market enrich the calendar of events and offer something for every taste.

Culture garden: open-air events in the spa garden

Just a few minutes walk from the market square is the Kurgarten, which invites you to the open-air events “Kulturgarten” between August 11 and September 3. Here visitors can expect different styles of music from disco to Latin American sounds and handmade rock.

Guided tours and local specialties: experience Freudenstadt up close and personal

The marketplace also serves as a starting point for city tours, bike tours and regional hikes. On a guided tour through the city center, guests can discover cafés, bars and stores as well as visit the production site of Freudenstadt’s first gin. The “FDS White Gin”, which tastes of lemon and blueberries, is a local specialty not to be missed.

Nature camping site Langenwald: A paradise for nature lovers

Freudenstadt is surrounded by impressive nature, which is especially evident at the Langenwald nature camping site. Here, visitors will find a variety of recreational opportunities, from hiking and biking to adventure golf.

Black Forest Plus: Your key to unforgettable Black Forest experiences

For those seeking the all-encompassing Black Forest experience, “Black Forest Plus” offers a map that combines 80 authentic Black Forest experiences. Whether outdoor and nature experiences, culinary tours, themed hikes or admissions to castles, palaces and museums, everything is possible with “Black Forest Plus”.

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Hiking experiences and regional specialties: discover Freudenstadt

An ideal starting point for the hiking experience in Freudenstadt is the Kienberg, which is also served by the local train. If you want to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and beyond, you should visit the Friedrichsturm on the Kienberg. In addition, walkers can experience the enchanting Scented Rose Park with 2,200 different varieties of roses, especially during the 13th Rose Festival on June 25.

Kniebis: The highest point of the city

The Kniebis, the highest point of the city, is also an ideal starting point for tours, whether by bike, mountain bike, e-bike or on foot. Visitors can explore the forests, meadows and moors along the “Heimatpfad Kniebis” or enjoy the view from the “Ellbachseeblick”, a viewing platform that offers a breathtaking view of the Black Forest.

Garden Show 2025 in Freudenstadt

Freudenstadt and Baiersbronn are preparing together for the Garden Show 2025, another event that is sure to excite both locals and guests. In summary, Freudenstadt offers an impressive mix of urban flair, cultural highlights and natural beauty, with something special in store for every visitor.

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