Freudenstadt

„Freudenstadt – the town of joy”


Hospitable Freudenstadt with the incredible show of its 50 fountains and colorful flowers welcomes its guests all year round. Calmness, freshness and romance are the three words that best describe its character. And its face are the marvelous Schwarzwald views, the old-time architecture and the key sights, such as the biggest market square in Germany (Marktplatz), the unique angle-shaped Evangelical church (Stadtskirche), the Friedrich’s tower (Friedrichsturm), the 115-year-old building of Palmenwald Hotel. Around the market square of Freudenstadt, about 700 meters away from Palmenwald Wellness hotel, there are numerous boutiques and cozy cafes, where in a Renaissance atmosphere you can relax after the shopping. The traditional summer theatre, the Music Festival or the Magical Night are just some of the events in this fascinating city. The Lukull summer gastronomy festival and the „Frühlingsfest der Gastronomen“ Spring Festival of restaurateurs festival attract a large number of visitors every year – the specialty Schwarzwald Rostbraten, the fine wines from Baden-Baden, music and a lot of good mood accompany the holiday on the square and in the Kurgarten Park. Freudenstadt’s citizens traditionally end the year with a hot wine punch at the Christmas market.

Top attractions in Freudenstadt:

  • The bronze Venice statue by sculptor David Fahrner from 1954, a symbol of Freudenstadt’s recovery after World War II;
  • The unique angle-shaped town church in Baroque style; opened all year round from 10:00 till 17:00; free guided tour on Friday from 14:00.
  • Freudenstadt Municipality, built by Ludwig Schweizer in 1953. The building’s 43-meter-high tower can be visited during the municipality’s working hours Monday to Friday from 8:00 till 13:00, and on Thursday – from 14:00 till 17.30.
  • The town house, built by Ludwig Schweizer in 1953, which hosts the town’s library, the museum and Ludwig Schweizer Hall.