Museums, Art & History

Culture of the Black Forest

Exciting museums and exhibitions offer an attractive program for children and adults. Historic glassworks, mills, Black Forest farms, churches and monasteries as well as traditional craftsmanship tell the story of life in the Black Forest in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Experience authentic Black Forest culture, historic places and immerse yourself in the history of the Black Forest Highlands.

Black Forest cultural heritage

Home of the cuckoo clock

Following in the footsteps of the cuckoo clock makers and traders is easy in the Black Forest Highlands. Whether it's a hike on the U(h)rwaldpfad premium trail near Schonach, a stop at the Kuckucksstube in Titisee or a visit to the world's first largest cuckoo clock. If you are looking for the cuckoo in a clock, you are guaranteed to find it!

1st largest cuckoo clock in the world

Museum Schonach

1st largest cuckoo clock in the world

German clock museum

Special museum Furtwangen

German clock museum - Furtwangen

  • Hochschwarzwald Card
Monastery Museum

History museum St. Märgen

Monastery Museum St. Märgen

  • Hochschwarzwald Card

Museum Lenzkirch

Lenzkirch Watch Collection

Hiking trail "U(h)rwaldpfad Rohrhardsberg"

Thematic trail

Premium trail - U(h)rwaldpfad Rohrhardsberg

  • 8.7 km
  • 04:00 h
  • 366 m
Während im Zuge der Säkularisierung in andere Klosteranlagen Psychiatrien oder Brauereien Einzug hielten, blieb St. Peter verschont und der barocke Prunk für die Nachwelt erhalten.

From the Middle Ages to today

Churches & Monasteries

The Black Forest is home to numerous churches, monasteries and chapels that offer an insight into the historical development of the region. Settlement in the Black Forest began in the Middle Ages with the founding of various monasteries, some of which still exist today. These include, for example, the former Benedictine monastery in St. Blasien with the Cathedral of St. Blasius, which now houses a boarding school, and the former Benedictine monastery in St. Peter with its princely hall and rococo library.

St. Blasius Cathedral

Cathedral St. Blasien

St. Blasius Cathedral

Rococo library St. Peter

Famous building St. Peter

Rococo Library St. Peter

St. Peter im Sommer

Church St. Peter

Baroque Church/Parish Church

Kirche Maria in den Zarten

Church Hinterzarten

Church “Maria in der Zarten” in Hinterzarten

Klosterkirche St. Märgen

Church St. Märgen

Monastery Church of the Assumption


Garden St. Märgen

St. Märgen Monastery Gardens

Wallfahrtskirche 'Witterschnee bei Löffingen

Church Löffingen

Witterschnee Pilgrimage Church

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Church Todtnau

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Kirche St.Fides Grafenhausen

Church Grafenhausen

Parish Church of St. Faith in Grafenhausen