The Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is an ideal holiday destination to completely unwind. The town of Wolfach is centrally located at the confluence of the rivers Kinzig and Wolf. It is an excellent base for lovers of glassblowing, local gastronomy and hikes.
On the outskirts of Wolfach you can find the ‘Kirnbacher Bollenhut Talwegle‘. A family-friendly walk along the river Kirnbach. Thanks to a gravel path, this short trip is also suitable for pushchairs. Some benches and picnic areas along the way are more than welcome to take a breather while the little ones can let off steam on the playground. You will learn everything about the Kirnbachtal and its history at various stations. Feel like going for a walk yourself? The ‘Kirnbacher Bollenhut Talwegle’ is 3.6 km long and takes you about an hour and a half.
The Dorotheenhütte should certainly not be missed during a visit to Wolfach. It is the last crystal glass factory in the Black Forest. It was founded in 1947 thanks to the presence of important raw materials such as quartz sand and wood. The entire process still runs in the traditional way and you can see it with your own eyes in the Dorotheenhütte. The glass is mouth blown and all engravings are done by hand.
Glass has a long and rich history. In the Glass Museum of the Dorotheenhütte you get an insight into 2000 years of glass history. Learn all about the evolution of smelting and how glass is made in Europe. The various tools and glass shapes have also been given a nice place in the Glass Museum.
It goes without saying that the Christmas period is a highlight for the glassworks, but in Weihnachtsdorf there is a Christmas atmosphere all year round. Various decorated trees, Christmas characters and an extensive range of traditional Christmas baubles will leave you speechless. Experience how you can paint glass Christmas baubles by hand during a workshop.
You can end this instructive day in Wolfach in Restaurant Hüttenklause just next to the Dorotheenhütte. Of course with a typical German Biergarten. In the cozy restaurant you can choose from seasonal dishes, but also local dishes from the Black Forest. You can finish with a typical Kirschtorte. Enjoy!