"City of Gold" Top 5 Page for this destination Pforzheim by hunterV
Pforzheim Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 141 photos
During my stay in Germany as a German teacher at a country study seminar my colleagues and I made a day's trip to Pforzheim to get know this city a little.
The city is known as the Gateway to the Black Forest.
It stands on the confluence of three rivers: the Enz, the Nagold and the Kleiner Wurm.
It was the Romans who first appreciated the favorable location of the city, settled there and gave the settlement the name of Portus - "gateway".
The city is also the birthplace of the great humanist Johannes Reuchlin.
Although the city was totally destroyed in the last war, it was fully restored and now looks quite modern and beautiful.
The town's long history can only be observed in the ancient castle and the monastery church of St.Michael dating back to the 13th century and a few other remnants.
It was interesting to walk downtown and to visit the city museum of gold.
I hope to make another trip to that city in the future.
- Pros:clean streets, a great museum and affable people
- Cons:too much to see in one day...
- In a nutshell:Wonderful combination of the old and the modern
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