Gaggenau Travel Guide

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Gaggenau Overview

Gaggenau is a small industrial town in Baden, south of Karlsruhe, at the foot of the Black Forest. It is the gateway to the Murg valley, one of the main valleys into the Northern Black Forest. A certain upscale German car manufacturer is the biggest employer in town. The centre was heavily destroyed in World War II and was rebuilt in post-war style.

Since the 1970s several villages in the surroundings belong to the municipality of Gaggenau. This enlargement made the population rise to a total number of 29,000. These are of more interest: There is, first of all, Bad Rotenfels, a small spa town with a 19th century palace. Moosbronn up in the hills has a baroque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary which is a popular destination for local pilgrimages. Michelbach is the prettiest among them; its old centre extends along a stream into a narrow valley between forests and has many half-timbered houses.

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