Staying in the old part of this 13th century walled
medieval village presented many photo opportunities.
The garden wall behind St. Marien (top of page) with its
gate leading to more discoveries is one example.
Sunrise, sunset, and dusk naturally offered varied
views. Wandering out into the German countryside
each day was easy from a train station minutes from our
Two weeks here was not enough.
Pictures on this page are based on not only the village
of Gengenbach, but on the villages and locations we
visited as we journeyed out each day to travel in and
along the Black Forest.
These Gengenbach and Baden-Württemberg photos come
from a a little over a month in Germany with 1/2 in
Baden-Württemberg for genealogy research and 1/2 in
North Rhine-Westphalia living on a farm with a German
family to help a member improve her English skills.
Time permitting, I will create a separate gallery for the
North Rhine-Westphalia part of this trip.
Not Just Travel
On one day we found the
house where a great grandfather was born and the
church where he was baptised. A relative still lived
in that house and invited us inside to see what it
looked like today.
We had the great good fortune to
meet relatives who helped us find locations
connected to family history and German heritage of
my wife. One took time from his work to spend
3 days with us driving us through the area, and
teaching us about its history. He even did
research at the archives and found the document
giving permission for a grandfather to leave