A couple months ago I told you that pictures talk to me in a post titled Hallstatt Calling. Today I am being called by another town – Gengenbach!
Gengenbach is a wonderful town in the Black Forest area of Germany and has been described as “a pearl among the cities of the half-timbered houses.”
As you will see, this bucolic village is a site for sore eyes.
According to the Gengenbach tourist office “History breathes from every street, where the past meets the present: the preservation of traditions and customs is a responsibility its inhabitants readily and lovingly embrace.”
Indeed, Gengenbach has been around quite awhile. The first settlement dates back to 73 AD and the town hall was built in 1784!
Tradition is king here.
There are many festivals held each year and the surroundings teem with fresh produce, rivers full of trout and vineyards.
Yes there are culinary traditions to be had in Gengenbach accompanied with a variety of locally produced wine.
Gengenbach is surrounded by valleys, hills, lakes and rivers making this area a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
After looking at these photographs provided by the Gengenbach Tourist Bureau, tell me Gengenbach isn’t calling you too?