"The Wonderful Black Forest" Calw by hunterV
Calw Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 36 photos
Country Study Through Your Experience - it was the name of our professional development seminar in Calw. We, a group Ukrainian educators consisting of twenty-two ladies, German teachers from different Ukrainian cities, and I, were privileged to attend that seminar in April-May 2001 on the invitation of the Ministry of Education and Cults of Baden-Württemberg. It was an "all inclusive" trip fully sponsored by the German Government. Thanks a lot, dear Education Ministry! It was very kind of you!
We studied German language and culture at the Teachers’ Academy of Baden-Württemberg and stayed at the teachers’ dormitory downtown. Our seminar was three weeks long, which was great!
It was, in fact, my second visit to Calw. I was there for the first time in December 1999 during my short visit to a friend of mine, who lives in Egenhausen, Calw County. He went shopping to Calw and I joined him there.
The city is the center of Calw County and has a lot of sites: a lot of historical buildings, half-timbered houses (more than 200 of them) dating back to the middle of the 17th century, old streets, beautiful relief of the countryside.
We were very busy during the seminar, but on weekends we could take a tour of the vicinity, travel to the neighboring cities either on our own or have an organized tour.
Hermann Hesse Museum is what the city is famous for. Hermann Hesse, a famous German writer, was born here.
The city landscape is very special. Calw lies on the River Nagold the hills of the Black Forest on different altitudes, which makes its landscape very special.
The city is very tidy, well-preserved and nice. I would say you can feel the harmony of its present and the past.
- Pros:Wonderful architecture, clean and tidy streets, a nice countryside.
- Cons:Too far to get there…
- In a nutshell:Harmony, Health and Good Mood
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