Emmendingen Old Town

Emmendingen Old Town


Walking in the footsteps of Goethe

Anyone who strolls through Emmendigen’s old town and takes in the flair of the picturesque buildings knows why Goethe was so enthusiastic about the town after his two visits. It is assumed that there was already an Alemannic settlement here in the 7th century, but Emmendigen was first mentioned in a document in 1091. During the Middle Ages, most of the town was owned by the monasteries of Tennenbach, Sölden and St. Ulrich. Worth seeing are the market square with its fountain and venerable town houses, as well as the margrave’s castle, which houses the town museum. The town gate from the 18th century is a landmark.


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