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Black Forest, Baden-Wuerttemberg
The construction of church organs, barrel-organs, mechanical concert organs and orchestrions in Waldkirch has a 200-year tradition and made the city an international centre for organ building. To this day, local organ builders deliver their products all over the world. Every three years Waldkirch welcomes guests from all over the world to the International Organ Festival and enchants them with special sound experiences. In the Elztal Museum and the Waldkirch Organ Foundation, visitors can experience treasures from the entire spectrum of organ building.
Those who can look back on more than 1,100 years of city history will of course have many places worth discovering: The present collegiate church of St Margarethen, for example, was built by the Voralberg master builder Peter Thumb in 1732 as a baroque hall church. A knight's path leads up to the medieval Kastelburg castle with magnificent panoramic views of the Elztal valley, the Kandel and the Rhine plain as far as the Vosges mountains. The Waldkirch nature adventure park around the Stadtrainsee lake invites you to relax.