Glottertal - Discover a diverse world of fascination, gastronomy and beauty.
Location: Ideally situated in a sheltered, lush valley
Glottertal is located in the Black Forest in the south of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Iron and silver were mined from the Roman times but the last mines closed in 1900. Between the mid-16th century and the early 19th century, the region was part of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria. The local economy is based on tourism, wine, and forestry. Local trains and highways link the town to Freiburg, which boasts an airport, long distance trains, and major highways to other parts of Germany and beyond.
Culture: A fascinating melting pot of history and culture
The town and surrounding area are rich in culture. Take a guided tour of St Peters Baroque monastery and church with the Prince's Hall and Rococo library. Visit St. Maregen Monastery Museum. In nearby Freiburg there are a wealth of diverse museums ranging from the Nature Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Archeology Museum. Freiburg also has a lovely old town to explore.
Activities: Year-round outdoor fun in rural idyll
Being an all-year-round resort, there are a multitude of activities to enjoy whatever time of year you visit. In summer, enjoy hiking or climbing on the highest mountain in the Black Forest, the Kandel Mountain. Full of streams, wilderness, beautiful panoramas and vantage points the area will enthrall you. Cycling and paragliding are also available for adrenaline junkies. In winter, ski through the snow-capped mountains or try your hand at sledging. The Kaiserstuhl, 'Emperor's Chair' range of hills is also within easy reach.