St. Blasien

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St Blasien is one of the most interesting places in the southern Black Forest. It is a well-known pub resort and health resort. It is a good starting point for exploring the Upper Black Forest.

The towering building in St Blasien is the abbey church with the huge dome. It is said to be the third largest dome on a church in Europe (diameter over 35 meters, height over 60 meters). It was built at the end of the 18th century by the architect d’Ixnard. The domed building is popularly called the “Black Forest Cathedral”. The Florence cathedral dome is even larger.

Online tickets Europapark Rust: The amusement park is in the west of the Black Forest near the Rhine and the border with France. After Corona there is a lot going on again in Europa-Park Rust. That’s why many visitors buy tickets cheaper online in advance:  >>  You can buy tickets online on the well-known ticket website Getyourguide

Above St Blasien there is a game enclosure that is not only interesting for children, with deer and wild boars among other things. The entrance is about 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of St Blasien. Also worth a walk from St Blasien is the Albsee, a reservoir several kilometres long (about 30-40 minutes easy walk from St Blasien). The district museum of the Waldshut district, which is located in St Blasien, is also worth seeing.

Sights St Blasien

1. St. Blasien Abbey (St. Blasien Cathedral): St. Blasien Abbey is one of the landmarks of St. Blasien Abbey, a magnificent baroque church built in the 18th century. The abbey’s impressive dome is the focal point of the church and the interior features intricate stucco work, beautiful frescoes and an impressive organ. Visitors can explore the church and admire its architectural and historical significance.

2. Excursions in the Black Forest: St. Blazien is an ideal starting point for exploring the breathtaking landscape of the Black Forest. The region offers scenic drives through dense forests, past charming villages and along tranquil lakes. The B500 Schwarzwald Hochstraße is a particularly popular route with breathtaking views.

3. the Museum of the Abbey of St. Blasien: The museum is located in the Abbey of St. Blasien and houses a collection of historical objects, religious art and documents that provide an insight into the history and cultural heritage of the abbey and the region. An excellent place to find out about the history of the city.

4. the Saint-Blazien International Organ Festival: Music lovers should combine their visit with the Saint-Blazien International Organ Festival, an annual event that attracts organists and music lovers from all over the world. The acoustics of the abbey church are an ideal place for organists to demonstrate their skills.

5. Outdoor activities: The Black Forest is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor fans. In and around St. Blasien there are numerous hiking and cycling trails as well as the opportunity for bird watching and horse riding. In winter, the region transforms into a winter wonderland, with ideal conditions for skiing and snowshoeing.

6. Menzenschwand: Just a short drive from St. Blasien, the charming village is known for its natural beauty and the 9th-century Romanesque church of St. Trudopelt. The village is also a gateway to beautiful hikes and outdoor adventures.

7. Local cuisine in Saint-Blazian: When you are in Saint-Blazian, you should definitely try the local cuisine. Try traditional Black Forest dishes such as Black Forest ham, Black Forest cake and hearty German sausages at local restaurants and bakeries.

8. Lakes and waterfalls: Explore the region’s picturesque lakes, such as Schluchsee and Titisee. They offer opportunities for swimming, boating and relaxation. Waterfalls such as the Todtnau Waterfalls nearby are also worth a visit.

The largest dome structures in the world include the Florence Cathedral, St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and the Pantheon in Rome / Italy.