Muggardt is a small town with approximately 73 inhabitants, vacation homes, a small farming and wine growing community, its own water wells, and a little, old church.

The inhabitants of Muggardt are a colorful mixture of native farmers, whose ancestors have lived here for centuries, and newcomers of different professions who decided to make Muggardt their home.
Muggardt is part of the nearby larger town of Britzingen which again belongs to the city of Muellheim.  And Muellheim again is administered by the university city of Freiburg.
Long ago, when somebody asked: "Where can I find Muggardt?"  The joking answer was: "There where the foxes and the rabbits say Good Night to each other".  The road sign that shows the way to Muggardt reflects this answer by showing a rabbit and a fox.  Being hidden from view was often of advantage to Muggardt.  During the many wars that were fought in Germany,  Muggardt hardly ever received any damage.  Only during the 30 year war, soldiers stole the bell in the church.


The very old little church in Muggardt is worth a visit.  It is mostly open during the day.  You can enter your name in the guest-book, or you can attend a service that is being held every 2 weeks.

Highly recommeded is a short walk through the vineyards above Muggardt.  From there you have a super view over the whole Rhine valley between Basel and Freiburg.

For those people who like walking or hiking, the old ruins of Neuenfels castle, which are about 900 ft above Muggardt, is a nice hiking goal.  From up there, you have a panoramic view over the vineyards below, the Rhine valley, the vacation resort Badenweiler with its Roman ruins, and the Vosges across the Rhine in France.  When the sight is good, you can even see the Alps.

Special attention in the world received Muggardt recently for the Spätburgunder Redwine, which earned the Gold Medal at the International Wine Competition. This was not only the result of the excellent climate, but also the hard work, combined with knowledge and love for their work, of the Muggardter wine growers, who spent countless hours cultivating the grape for this wine.

The people here love their village, because it radiates a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Due to the location, it is often used as a base for excursions to nearby attractions at local villages and cities, or accross the Rhine to France and Switzerland. Some of the nicest areas of the Swiss Alps can be reached within a 2 to 3 hour drive by car. And those, who love sport, have a huge selection of activities available. Mountain hikes, skiing, hang gliding, bicycling and swimming are just some examples of the many activities. Private accomodations you will find under Links.

Also, during the summer month, you will find every weekend a wine festival in different villages.  And in September/October, during wine harvest time, you will be able to drink the "Neuer Suesser", a new wine that is just beginning to ferment, but is still as sweet as grape juice.  But be careful, the alcohol content could knock you out if you have too many drinks.  It is, however, the ideal drink with "Flammkuchen" - a tortilla or pizza like flat round bread, very thin, with toppings of beacon, cream and onions and baked similar to a pizza -  and "Vesperbrote"- open sandwiches, covered with Black Forest beacon and different salamis and other specialties.

How the natives think about their Muggardt is presented in a small poem written
by Muggardt's Marlies Engler.

A village quite small
between vineyards and forest
a cottage along the wayside
you can see it has aged
A garden full of flowers
blue, red, yellow and white
my home, my love
my small paradise“