|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.
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.
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.
natives think about their Muggardt is presented in a small poem written
village quite small