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Endingen am Kaiserstuhl Overview

Endingen is a small wine town located on the northern edge of the Kaiserstuhl, well known as one of the largest wine and fruit growing areas of southwestern Baden-Württemberg. Favored by the very warm Mediterranean climate, the 3 town districts Amoltern, Kiechlinsbergen and Königschaffhausen form one of the largest wine-growing communities, producing almost one third of all Baden Wines.

The state-approved health resort Endingen has a charming historic old town with romantic corners, gates and fountains and is surrounded by nature, vineyards, forests and rolling mountains and hills. Every free piece of land is planted with vines in the Kaiserstuhl region and Endingen is no exception. Besides some local independent wine growers, the Kaiserstuhl region is also home to Europe's most important wine cellars, the Baden Wine Cooperative. The highest elevation of the Kaiserstuhl volcanic massif is 1,828 ft. The river Rhine, forming the boarder to France, is to the west, Switzerland to the south and the Black Forest to the northeast, making Endingen even more attractive to international visitors.

Things to See in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

The private German Chamber Theater plays, directed by Georg Greve and Annette A. Weth, has its headquarters in Endingen

Museums

  • Kaiserstuhl Heimatmuseum
  • Vorderösterreich Museum-Austria museum in front yard Üsenberger Endingen
  • Historische Zunftstube-Historical Guild Room with Mardi Gras Museum in the King Schaffhauserstrasse Goal
  • Cheese Factory Museum Endingen
  • Cherry wine village museum in Königschaffhausen
  • Local history museum in the wine village Kiechlinsbergen
  • Museum Hexenwahn-History of the Witch persecution from the beginning until today

A memorial on the north wall of the tower of St Martin's Church for the dead of World Wars also includes the name of the Jewish fellow citizen Siegfried Hauser, at the Marktplatz 19 A confection and laundry business had operated before in a concentration camp was murdered

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Why stay in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

The historic old town of Endingen with its romantic corners and places is perfect to experience history. Culture and traditions add to the flair and the many restaurants bring delicious treats and local flavors directly from the nature on the table. The very attractive townscape is shaped by many half-timbered houses from the 16th and 17th century. The history of the town, in connection with wine growing, even reaches back to the 9th century AD. Only the in 1581 renewed Schaffhauser Tor is left from the original four town gates. Particularly impressive is the marketplace, lined with the most important historic buildings of Endingen.

Endingen is considered one of the strongholds of the Alemannic carnival, already mentioned over 500 years ago. In the focus is Jokili, the leading figure, with over 800 people wearing this dress every year. Visitors are invited to explore the surrounding vineyards and to take part in regular wine tasting events. The highest point of the Endingen district is Mount St. Catherine, with a small chapel. From here, you can enjoy great views of the town and the wine terraces. A historic railway orbits around the diversified landscape of the small volcanic mountain Kaiserstuhl and connects villages and towns. The observation tower Eichelspitztrum in Eichstetten offers a magnificent view of the Kaiserstuhl.

Endingen is also a good location for day trips to the Black Forest and historic towns such as Breisach on the Rhine. In the triangle of the three countries Germany, France and Switzerland lies Basel, and if you like to visit the lovely region of Alsace in France, the city of Strasbourg is also in easy reach from Endingen.

More about the History of Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

Endingen is first mentioned in 862. It belonged for several centuries in the possession of the lords of Endingen until it reached the Lords of Üsenberg, transferred to Endingen from 1285 to 1286 under the town lease. After 1379, the Üsenberger came to town, with Austria assigned to leading. In the beginning of the 15th century, the status of free imperial city. the last of the witch trials took place. In April, Anna Schnidenwind was burnt at the stake. After the Peace of Pressburg 1805 Endingen came with all the previously vorderösterreichischen Breisgau in Baden. With the exception of Kiechlinsbergen, before the incorporation of the former district of Freiburg belonged, was the city since the affiliation of the state of Baden district Emmendingen.

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Endingen is a small wine town located on the northern edge of the Kaiserstuhl, well known as one of the largest wine and fruit growing areas of southwestern Baden-Württemberg. Favored by a very warm Mediterranean-type climate, Endingen's three districts form one of the largest wine-growing communities, producing almost one third of all Baden Wines. Endingen is also popular as a health resort and spa. The town offers a charming historic city center with romantic corners, gates, and fountains, and it is surrounded by nature, vineyards, forests, and rolling mountains and hills.

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