Waldkirch is the gateway to the delightfully scenic ZweiTälerLand region and is situated at the foot of the 1,241-metre-high Kandel.
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ZweiTälerLand’s highest mountain offers a wealth of leisure options all year round. In summer, hikers and paragliders take over the Kandel, while winter sports’ fans make the most of the opportunities afforded by the Kandel lifts and cross-country skiing trails in winter.
The town of Waldkirch is famous for its gemstone cutting and manufacturing of barrel organs and fairground organs. The Elztal Museum offers an impressive display of the whole breadth of Waldkirch’s organ building industry. Visitors can travel back in time on a guided tour of the town with the costumed guard’s wife ( Torwächters Weib) or on a visit to Kastelburg castle. Experience the Black Forest up close or watch the ibexes being fed at the Black Forest zoo – you can enjoy all this and more at the outdoor adventure park in Waldkirch.
The area of Buchholz is also a must, with its vineyards at every turn. Five wineries and wine cooperatives have been producing wines there for many years, which win a wide variety of awards each year. Walks along the wine trail offer fabulous views of the Rhine plains as far as the Kaiserstuhl and Vosges mountains, as well as presenting information on the work of the wine-growers.