Welcome to Villingen-Schwenningen - the gateway to the Black Forest!
Discover the livable and lovable city, centrally located between Stuttgart and Lake Constance in the border triangle, with its many possibilities.
Explore the historic city center of Villingen with the cathedral 'Unserer Lieben Frau' and the cathedral fountain, charming half-timbered houses, romantic alleys and babbling brooks. Embark on a fascinating tour into the past of the Zähringer town with its mighty fortified and gate towers and the imposing town wall. In the evenings, top-class cultural events await you, such as concerts in the Franziskaner concert hall and theater performances in the Theater am Ring.
Schwenningen - once the largest clock town in the world! Today, it is a lively district that combines urbanity and nature in perfect harmony. In Schwenningen you can experience a young community, cultural diversity among other things in the municipal gallery or the Neckarhalle. With three universities and a wide range of educational opportunities, Schwenningen is a university location in the region.
TOP SPORTS & FIGUREHEADS
Sports have always played a major role in VS. More than 23,000 members in almost 100 sports clubs practice 66 sports on or in 160 sports facilities. At the forefront: The Schwenninger Wild Wings, who have been successfully chasing the puck in the German Ice Hockey League for decades. FC 08 Villingen as the South Baden record cup winner in soccer and the Black Forest Panthers, who have established themselves in the basketball Pro B league. And these are just a few examples...
From A for fishing to W for water polo - in Villingen-Schwenningen, everyone who is hungry for exercise will find the right sport.
INTACT ENVIRONMENT & NATURE
Active recreation in nature is made possible by the supra-regional cycling and hiking trails such as the Neckar Valley Cycle Path or the tours of the Black Forest Cycling Paradise. Whether road bike, gravel bike or mountain bike - there is a suitable surface for every requirement when touring the Black Forest. Also popular is the premium hiking trail Waldpfad Groppertal, which leads on natural paths through impressive Black Forest landscapes. You can also relax and enjoy nature in the nature reserve 'Schwenninger Moos', where the source of the Neckar River is also located.
Experience one of the traditional customs of Villingen-Schwenningen - the Swabian-Alemannic Fasnet, an intangible UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014. During the fifth season, normal everyday life in the Fasnet stronghold of Villingen-Schwenningen comes to a standstill from Schmotzigen Donnerstag to Fasnetsdienstag.
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In Villingen-Schwenningen you will experience the best of Baden and Württemberg - We look forward to seeing you!