The 9 Best Things to Do in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

August 10, 2017 Hana Mouser

Villingen-Schwenningen (German pronunciation: [ˈfɪlɪŋən ˈʃvɛnɪŋən]) is a city in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has 84,818 inhabitants (as of January 2018).
Restaurants in Villingen-Schwenningen

1. Villinger Munster "Unserer Lieben Frau"

Munsterplatz 1, 78050 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7721 886360
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Villinger Munster "Unserer Lieben Frau"

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

You won't see the church unless you know it's in Munsterplatz as it's surrounded by tall buildings. However, you'll here the regular toll of bells and wonder where it is. The square is off one of the four main pedestrianised thoroughfares which cross the old town and is right next to the Munsterbrunnen art water feature. This late Romanesque church can trace it's history back to 1120 and rededicated to "Church of our Lady" in 1530. The interior frescoes, stained glass windows, elaborate Alter, side chapels and carved pulpit depicting stages of the Crucifiction are really beautiful to behold. We arrived around midday and the church bells rang out tunes for quite a while. There was also a farmers type market in the surrounding square which was in the process of packing up.
Afterwards we strolled around the pleasant old walled town and enjoyed a snack in one of the many cafes.

2. Munsterbrunnen Villingen

Munsterplatz, 78050 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Munsterbrunnen Villingen

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

The statue is located to the left of the Villingen Munster church on Munsterplatz which is just off one of the 4 main pedestrianised thoroughfares through the old town. The 8 sided water feature was created in 1989 and tells the 1000yr history of the town with well known personalities from the modern era. To be honest, although this art work has interesting aspects I found it rather dark and of course you need to have good command of the German language to decipher the writings. However, in conjunction with the church it's worth visiting if in the area and the walled old town has numerous cafes and shops with a distinctly non tourist feel - so a bonus!

3. Aussichtsturm auf der Wanne

Auf der Wanne 26, 78048 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4 based on 22 reviews

Aussichtsturm auf der Wanne

Reviewed By piloteur2014 - Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Climb up and enjoy the lookout from above over Black Forest. No entry fees, just go there and look. 3 platforms in different levels

4. Uhrenindustriemuseum

Buerkstr. 39, 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7720 38044
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Uhrenindustriemuseum

Reviewed By Historian08 - San Francisco CA

Driving from Stuttgart to Freiburg along the eastern part of the Black Forest, we stopped for a few hours at this fascinating industrial museum, which won the European Museum of the Year award in 2003. A new museum located in an historic building, it has guided or unguided tours of the history of the area's thriving mechanical clock industry (before it went digital and moved to Asia). This museum will be of particular interest to guys (or gals) who like to put things together or see how things are built, like computer equipment. Our tour guide, Gregor, spoke excellent English; he turns on each of the old machines and actually makes the component parts of clocks. Other parts of the museum have hands-on activities for the visitor. Along the walls and in photo books at each station are very moving photos illustrating the working conditions of the clock industry, such as worker safety, child labor, the role of female workers, and the environmental impact of the industry. Public parking in nearby parking decks. Located 45 minutes south of Stuttgart off the E41, exit local road B523. (Note: there is a separate "history of clocks" museum a few blocks away with lots of clocks, but not the machinery or social history of the industry)

5. Helios Arena Schwenningen

Zum Mooswaeldle 7-9, 78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7720 62880
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Helios Arena Schwenningen

Reviewed By Ebse_J - Stuttgart, Germany

Home of the SERC Wild Wings. A hockey team with a long history (singe 1904). Good atmosphere at games. Also a lot of different choices for food and drinks.

6. Internationales Luftfahrtmuseum

Spittelbronner Weg 62, 78056 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7720 66302
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3.5 based on 21 reviews

Internationales Luftfahrtmuseum

Reviewed By 171956 - Dublin, Ireland

We had a few hours to spare and tapped in 'sights' in the GPS which directed us to this little gem. We seemed to be the only visitors and spent a pleasant hour and a half looking at the restored and partly restored airplanes from a bygone era. There are also WW1 'planes and thousands of models.
Well worth a visit.

7. Neckar-Quelle Villingen-Schwenningen

Stadtpark Moglingshohe, Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4 based on 4 reviews

Neckar-Quelle Villingen-Schwenningen

Reviewed By dodiginfo - Međugorje, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This is water spring monument in very beautiful park. The best time to visit park is in spring and autumn.

8. Keltenpfad Magdalenenberg

78052 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4 based on 2 reviews

Keltenpfad Magdalenenberg

Reviewed By Olli K - Black Forest, Germany

Da hat man einen der größten, keltischen Grabhügel vor der Haustür und außer ein paar Tafeln und den pfosten gibts nix zu sehen. Wenn man die keltschen Funde anschauen möchte muss man schon ins Franziskanermuseum gehen. Ansonsten ist der Weg aus der Stadt und die Landschaft um den Magdalenenberg durchaus einen Sonntagsausflug wert.

9. Franziskanermuseum

Rietgasse 2, 78050 Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany +49 7721 822351
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4 based on 1 reviews

Franziskanermuseum

Das Franziskanermuseum ist eines der größten regionalgeschichtlichen Museen des Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreises und befindet in einer historischen Klosteranlage des 13. bis 18. Jh. Die Dauerausstellung gliedert sich in die Abteilungen Stadtgeschichte, Schwarzwaldsammlung und Keltisches Fürstengrab.

Reviewed By Frédéric K

Rien d'extraordinaire, certes, mais beaucoup de jolies choses dans ce musée. On peut y passer deux heures en y apprenant pas mal de détails sur l'histoire de Villigen, notamment qu'elle a été assiègée par les armées de Louis XIV...

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