Villingen-Schwenningen attractions

Nature Reserve in Villingen-Schwenningen

Upper Danube Valley Nature Reserve

Theatrically set against cave-riddled limestone cliffs, dappled with pine and beech woods that are burnished gold in autumn, and hugging the Danube's banks, this reserve bombards you with rugged splendour. Stick to …
Museum in Villingen-Schwenningen

Franziskaner Museum

Next to the 13th-century Riettor gate tower and occupying a former Franciscan monastery, the Franziskaner Museum skips merrily through Villingen’s history and heritage. Standouts include Celtic artefacts unearthed a…
Square in Villingen-Schwenningen

Münsterplatz

The Münsterplatz is presided over by the step-gabled Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Klaus Ringwald’s Münsterbrunnen, a bronze fountain and a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of characters that have shaped Villingen’s hi…
Cathedral in Villingen-Schwenningen

Münster

The main crowd-puller in Villingen's Altstadt is the red-sandstone, 12th-century Münster with its disparate spires: one overlaid with coloured tiles, the other spiky and festooned with gargoyles. The Romanesque port…
Gardens in Villingen-Schwenningen

Spitalgarten

Tucked behind the Franziskaner is the Spitalgarten, a park flanked by the original city walls. Here your gaze will be drawn to Romäusturm, a lofty 13th-century thieves’ tower named after fabled local leviathan Remig…