Donaueschingen - Birthplace of the river Danube

Anyone with an interest in the Danube will love Donaueschingen, the birthplace of the river. The residential city in the Southern Black Forest Nature Park is famous around the world.

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Attractions include the source of the Danube in the grounds of the Princely Fürstenberg Palace, the annual Donaueschingen Music Festival and the CHI International Equestrian Tournament.

Experience Culture – Explore Nature
Donaueschingen’s rich offering means culture lovers will be in their element. You can visit the Princely Fürstenberg Collections, the Museum Art.Plus and the Carnival Museum or explore Fürstenberg Palace on a tour (fixed visiting hours). The Children and Youth Museum, which opened in 2012, offers spaces for learning and experience, while beer lovers wishing to be initiated into the mysteries of the brewer’s art will adore a tour of the Fürstenberg Brewery. Further attractions including the blue town hall with the musician's fountain and the St. John’s Church in the Bohemian baroque style can be visited independently or on an experience tour. The residential city also offers a wide range of leisure facilities including a network of crosscountry trails and a curling rink in winter, an 45-hole golf course and a bathing lake with a camp site. The more athletically inclined will find a well signposted network of hiking and cycle trails and can also set out on the famous Danube Cycle Trail from the town.

Central Location - Rich Offering
Donaueschingen’s central location makes it perfect for numerous, impressive day trips to Switzerland, Lake Constance and France. Cosy guesthouses and comfortable premium-class hotels offer superb facilities. The town also boasts numerous attractive restaurants and relaxing cafés serving delicious fare. Upon arrival you will receive the Konus Guest Card, which you can use to travel free of charge on buses and trains throughout the Black Forest area.

Donauquelle reopened!

We are pleased to present you the completely redeveloped Donauquelle with a new green area and a barrier-free access via a lift. We look forward to your visit.

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