"Schwarzwald - Haslach" Germany Things to Do Tip by speed4turtles
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Haslach im Kinzigtal is located in the Kinzig River Valley in southern Ortenaukreis. Its elevation ranges from 215 meters to 596 meters above sea level. The landscape includes lakes and forests, as well as the Kinzig River. Haslach has a population of under 7,000. The towns of Schnellingen and Bollenbach have been incorporated into the city. Haslach is referred to "Haslach im Kinzigtal" (Haslach in the Kinzig Valley) in order to differentiate it from other cities and towns also named Haslach.
Haslach im Kinzigtal can trace its origins to Roman times. The town charter (Stadtrecht) was granted at the end of the 12th century or early in the 13th century. From the 13th century into the 17th century, Haslach was greatly influenced by silver mining.
The Kapuzinerkloster (Capuchin Cloister) was built from 1630 to 1632. The Kapuziner (Capuchin) were strict, reformed Franciscan friars. The cloister has been restored, and currently houses the Black Forest Costume Museum which features period clothing.
St. Arbogast parish church was built in 1780, but the western spire is from an earlier 15th century church.
Haslach was destroyed in 1704. It was transferred to the Grand Duke of Baden in 1803.
The city has a well preserved historic center with many Fachwerk (timbered) houses. The first floor of the Rathaus dates to the 16th century, while the upper floors were added 200 years later. Haslach is the site of the Hansjakob Museum. Heinrich Hansjakob was a well-known priest and folk writer. The museum also features an art exhibit. The memorial graves for the Grafen von Fürstenberg (counts of Fürstenberg) are also located in Haslach.
Area lakes and forests, as well as the historic town center, make Haslach a popular tourist destination.
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