The two villages, Britzingen and Muggardt, belong together..
Britzingen is a well known wine- and vacation resort with lots of private
places to stay and some good restaurants. The Winzergenossenschaft
Britzingen, a local wine cartel, and the private wine cellars of the Behringer
family, produce a fine wine. They have customers as far away as Japan.
Wine cellar tours and wine tasting are being held regularly during the summer
months. You can visit the homepage of Muellheim to find more
details about events and places to stay.
In the heart of the Markgraefler county is the city of Muellheim. It
used to be an independently governed city but is now being centrally
governed by the governing body known as
"Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald", which has its seat in
Freiburg. The villages that belong to Muellheim are also governed by
Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. Muellheim is the cultural- and shopping
center for the nearby villages. Sport, leisure, and culture are an
important factor in Muellheim.
You will find more details by visiting the homepage of Muellheim.
The vacation resort, Badenweiler, is located at the foot of the Blauen.
The town is well known for its thermal springs, health spas and Roman ruins, which are located below the castle in the
park where also cultural
events and concerts are being held. From Badenweiler, many trails
are leading into the Black Forest. The newly renovated public pool
pulls many visitors during the hot summer months.
Badenweiler's website will give you more detailed information.
Beautifully situated, the gate to the Muenstertal und Black Forest and
known worldwide through Goethe's "Dr. Faust", presents Staufen
itself as a city of culture, with many events for artists, musicians, and
In the auto free pedestrian area are shops, restaurants and cafes between colorful buildings. A wine well in the center of town
serves to introduce the visitor to the local wine which is grown on the
castle hill and the surrounding vineyards. And high above town are the
castle ruins for whos baron once
Dr. Faust had worked. In the center
of town, there still is the Gaststaette "Zum Loewen" where,
according to Goethe's Dr. Faust, the devil broke the neck of Dr. Faust,
after the pact he made with the devil matured. Visit the website of Staufen
to find out more.
For the universitiy city of Freiburg, one should take some time.
Freiburg has just about everything a big city has to offer. Theater,
concerts, sport events, fairs and exhibitions, as well as Germany's most
popular TV show, "Wetten dass...", is held once a year at the
fairgrounds. The market around the muenster (famous gothic church
dating back to the year 1200 a.Chr.), and the muenster, are a big
attraction. Especially, the sausage stands which sell their original
"white" and "red" sausages should not be missed.
big shopping street is the Kaiser-Joseph Strasse where all the major
stores, such as Karstadt, Kaufhof etc. are located. Along the side
of many streets are the famous "Baechle".
These are small water streams about half a foot deep. Be careful!
Many a visitor who didn't look where he or she was walking, became a
victim of these Baechle.
Freiburg you can take excursions into the high Black Forest. By
train you can enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive towards "Titsee"
and "Schluchsee" through the "Hoellental". At
Titisee, you can change trains and continue towards Donaueschingen, the
birthplace of the "Danube". The well is in the middle of a
park near downtown. More about Freiburg, you will find by visiting
This small city is located in the south along the Swiss border.
Well worth visiting is the historic castle "Roetteln" at the
north end of the city.
From Loerrach, you
can also get quickly into the high Black Forest by driving along the small
river "Wiese" which leads you through the "Wiesental" valley to the highest
peak of the Black Forest, the "Feldberg". Visit Loerrach's
website to find out more about this city.
Just a few kilometer from Freiburg is the "Kaiserstuhl", in the
middle of the German part of the Rhine valley. This 1640 feet high
volcanic mountain is full of vineyards and is well known for excellent wine
which is produced in small wine villages and big wine cellars. Its
also one of the warmest regions in Germany. In the south west corner
the Rhine is the former emperor city "Breisach". You
can see the old church on the hill from far away. From Breisach, you
can cross the Rhine into France, Colmar, and the Vosges. You can
also take boat trips on the Rhine or, if you are a bicycling fan, drive
along the Rhine trail for many miles.
The river Rhine, one of the most important rivers and waterways in Europa
is, in the west, the border of France and Germany and, in the south, the
border between Germany and Switzerland. Once there was a lot of ship
traffic on the Rhine. After the second world war, about 50 years ago,
France build a canal along its side of the border and diverted the water
and the ships from the Rhine through the canal. Since then the Rhine,
in these parts, does not hold enough water to carry big ships. It is
now mostly used for various types of water sport. In the bushes
along the banks of the Rhine, many bird species have made their home.
get to France, you must first cross the Rhine and then the Rhine canal.
From Muellheim-Neuenburg you cross by taking the autobahn in the direction
of Lyon. From Breisach, a country road will take you to France.
About 28 miles south of Muggardt is the Swiss city of Basel. You get
there by driving on the autobahn A5 or the country road B3. In Weil
am Rhein, you cross over to Switzerland and Basel. If you keep
driving on the autobahn (freeway) in Switzerland, you need to buy a vignette at the border. Swiss
freeways are not free. Country
roads are free.
Through the middle of Basel flows the Rhine. Both parts of Basel are
connected by a few bridges across the Rhine. The downtown is on the
south side of the Rhine. There you will also find the famous zoo
with its exotic animals. Basel, like Freiburg, offers everything a
big city has to offer - theaters , concerts, fairs and exhibitions -
it has also a lot of industy. Basel's website will give
you more information.
About 15km west of Muellheim is the French city of Mulhouse. There
is a lot of traffic between these two cities. Many French people
come across the border to shop in Germany the things that are more expensive in
France. The Germans are doing the same. The large shopping
mall near Mulhouse is known for their large choice of different cheeses and
French wine. If you know a little French, you have an advantage.
Not all French people speak English. A must for every visitor to
Mulhouse is the auto museum for vintage cars. Check out Mulhouse's
website for more information.
Almost opposite of Freiburg, in France, is the city of Colmar. It is
a little smaller than Mulhouse, but has a beautiful downtown with many old
restored half-timbered houses. The many small outside cafes and
restaurants attract many vistiors. Colmar is also the gate to the
This French city is known for the "Europaparlament" and the large gothic
cathedral in the middle of the city. To see and get to know
Strasburg, you need one to several days. Also, the vicinity of
Strasburg is worth a visit. Strasburg's website will give you more