Why is is called "Baiersbronn"?
First mentioned in the 13th century. In a deed of donation dated 12 May 1292, the farms were named "Strubenhardt", "Tabechenhalde" and "Baiersbrunne".
Baiersbronn was built in the High Middle Ages in the forest of Dornstetten, still in the possession of the Dukes of Zähringen. The locators were probablyf rom “Baiern” (personal name). The nearby monastery of Reichenbach earned its merits for the reclamation of this area after 1085. Among the remaining place names appear in his oldest land register, namely Doumbach (Thonbach) and Eigenberc (Eichberg).
At the first mention, the area was already be inherited to the Counts of Fürstenberg. Counts Friedrich and Konrad of Fürstenberg sold their estates in"Baiersbrunne, Tabechenhalde and Strubenhart" to the abbey of Kniebis on 25th of May 1292. Those places do not exist anymore.
In 1320, Baiersbronn with Dornstetten and the monastery of Reichenbach were passed to the Counts of Württemberg. The borderline with Baden is also evident in the dialects.
Several dialect areas meet in the Murgtal. The old boundary that follows downstream between Baiersbronn-Schönmünzach and Forbach-Kirschbaumwasen is identical to the dialect boundary with the Upper Rhine-Alemannic, which still dominates the lower part of the Murg valley.
*Description of the Oberamt Freudenstadt. Publisher Royal Statistical and Topographical Bureau. Stuttgart 1858
Schwarzwald Plus: Experience the Black Forest mostly free of charge
With our hotel packages that include the Black Forest card, you can enjoy real experiences free of charge in the National Park Region. You can choose from 80 different attractions. Depending on the offer, you can enjoy free admission and rides, free attractions or even a guided tour.
Black Forest Plus is an absolute must have for visitors who want to get to know Baiersbronn and its surroundings. Some services are limited int heir use to one day, others can be used several times.
How to get and use the Black Forest Plus Card? Upon your arrival (minimum stay of two nights) you will receive the card from us as and you can start straight away. Both arrival and departure date are considered as day of use. Please note that the card is non-transferable, so it can only be used by you personally.
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Hauffs Fairytale Museum
An attraction in Baiersbronn: Hauff’s Fairy Tale Museum: Check out how Wilhelm Hauff collected inspiration for his fairytale “TheCold Heart” in Baiersbronn - since the story came to the cinema in 2016, it has been on everyone's lips. They all lived in Baiersbronn: the charcoal makers, raftmakers, glassmakers and wood traders. In Hauff’s Fairytale Museum, visitors can go out and get close to them.
About the Murgtal
Baiersbronn and the Murgtal in the middle of the National Park Region: The Murgtal is considered one of the largest and deepest valleys in the Northern Black Forest. At its most southern point, lies Baiersbronn - where the Murg rises.
The municipality is officially certified as a “Sustainable Destination”. In the “Murg-Gezwitscher” (issue 3/2020), the journal of Baiersbronn and the Murgtal you can read: As an excellent municipality, we attach particular importance to regional and local products such as the "Baiersbronn Schätze" as well as to a careful use of resources, for example the e-mobile, barrier-free municipal bus.“ The undiscovered awaits in the Murgtal” is the headline of anarticle in this journal, which invites people to look at Baiersbronn and the Murgtal “from a new angle”.
The family-friendly Tour de Murg cycle path runs from Baiersbronn through the Murg valley to Rastatt for almost 60 kilometres.
Do you know the "Buhlbacher Schlegel"?
The Buhlbach Schlegel, an export hit, symbolizes how the champagne bottle was discovered. The worldwide success of Buhlbach lies in the development of the pressure-resistant champagne bottle.
In the 18/19th century, Baiersbronn-Buhlbach was the largest glassworks in the Black Forest. Here the champagne bottle was revolutionized, but until now there were problems with the shape again and again. The owners of the glassworks Johann Georg Böhringer and Franz K. Klumpp enlarged the surface area of thebottle bottom, which was previously unique. The bottle became more stable and the pressure spread because of a curvature. This was the birth of the so-called “Buhlbacher Schlegel”.
An absolute success story for the region of the Black Forest. At times, up to 2 million bottles of champagne could be produced per year.
Experience the exciting history of Glashütte Buhlbach - a journey back in time around 250 years into a world made of glass and wood.
Kulturpark Glashütte Buhlbach
Christleshof - one of the first courts in Baiersbronn
“We have a little dill in every wall. ” Master craftsman Ernst Schleh says about the restored Christleshof, one of the first courts of Baiersbronn.
Der Holzbau hat in den letzten Jahren eine Renaissance erlebt: Holzbaukultur der besonderen Art.
In the Northern Black Forest, wood is a central, historically grown natural material as well as an ever-growing resource. Find here a timber construction culture of a special kind.
This includes the restoration of a historical monument: the CHRISTLESHOF project by the owner Ernst Schleh, who not only understands his craft but also fills it with passion. He was Certified Restorer, Deputy Chief of the "Zimmerer Innung" in Freudenstadt, Certified Building Energy Consultant and Certified Expert “Bekämpfender Holzschutz”.
Seine Zimmereiliegt in einer der waldreichsten Gemeinden Deutschlands – in Baiersbronn im Schwarzwald. Diese präsentiert sich originell und innovativ auf der eigenen Website. Als Ernst Schleh den Hof erwarb, war dieser verfallen und glich wohl eher einer schiefen Ruine, die er so originalgetreu wie möglich restaurieren wollte. Ein Vorhaben, das es in sich hatte: Als einer der Urhöfe von Baiersbronn mit den ältesten Teilen von 1559 durfte an der Fassade nichts geändert werden. Als Geheimzutat bei der Restaurierung stand ihm Dill zur Seite, der in Lehm eingearbeitet, für eine besondere Oberflächenstruktur sorgt.
His carpenter's shop is located in one of the most forested communities in Germany – in Baiersbronn in the Black Forest. It presents itself in an original and innovative way on its own website. When Ernst Schleh bought the farm, it looked more like a ruin, which he wanted to restore. As one of the first courts in Baiersbronn with the oldest parts from 1559, nothing was allowed to change. As a secret ingredient in the restoration, he used dill, which provides a special surface structure.
In mehr als zwanzig Jahren ist aus dem 500 Jahre alten Bauernhaus ein Schmuckstück entstanden. In einem Video kann man Ernst Schleh persönlich erleben und seine Geschichte rund um den Christleshof beeindruckend nachempfinden:
It needed 20 years and the 500-year-old farmhouse has become a jewel. In a video you can experience the project and hear its owner:
Bettys candy factory
Less than 300 meters away from our Hotel Rose you will find sweet treats, homemade and handmade in the candy factory of Bettina Buchthal, called Betty`s.
A long time, the former researcher had been enthusiastic about this special sweet art. She had gained first practical experience and rented the rooms of a former pharmacy at the Freudenstädter Straße 12 (Wilhelm-Münster-Platz). It became an extraordinary business designed by the architect Birgit Stiletto and has enriched our city of Baiersbronn since 2020.
Come around and watch how Frau Buchthal passionately forms sweet art out of natural raw materials and ingredients based on traditional recipes. Not only the production of candy is a feast for the eyes, but also the exceptionally design of the Lädele.
An impression of the candy manufactory, the sweets and Bettys work will be found on the website www.bettys-bonbons.de.
Opening times: closed on Sunday & Monday // Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm // Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
About the municipality Baiersbronn
The large community of Baiersbronn with several health resorts and numerous widely scattered farms, whose center is called Baiersbronn Dorf, stretches geographically from the Murgtal at 450meters altitude to the "Dreifürstenstein" at 1,153 meters altitude. Not only the health resort Tonbach is considered a hiking paradise. You can explore it on the adventure trail "Wilder Wald im Wandel".