"Staufen - Fauststadt im Breisgau" Staufen im Breisgau by Martinewezel
Staufen im Breisgau Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 80 photos
Staufen is a German town, close to the Rhine and the French border. It is rather touristy because of it's small and charming historic center. The main street, showing on the photo is far more nicer than it looks here. Unfortunately we arrived on a rainy day, which is not favorable for taking pictures. The well kept houses are all painted in different fresh colors. There are several shops with hand craft, art and things to make a tourist spend his money.
I think Staufen is worth a short detour in your itinerary. Also it is a nice place to overnight.
Wikipedia page about Staufen im Breisgau: "It is noted in history and culture for its association with Dr Faustus who, according to legend, sold his soul to the Devil at an inn here".
Faust, who lived between 1480 and 1540 was an intellectual who studied astrology, chemistry and phylosophy. He was a doctor and a magician.
We overnighted in the very room where he made a pact with the devil. We took a photo of the sculpture which was made in the walls of his box bed . Very thrilling...
More about the room and the hotel where he stayed until he died, in my tips.
Notice the brush, hidden in the niche above the fountain. Wondering where it is used for.
- Pros:Nice town, good for a stop
- Cons:Don't go on Saturday. All shops close at noon that day.
- In a nutshell:Just another lovely town
We had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel where we overnighted. I felt not at ease to take a photo of this beautiful... more travel advice
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