Donaueschingen

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CountryD, Germany
ProvinceBaden-Württemberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg
RegionSchwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Black Forest Baar District
ZIP78166
Danube´s bankson both sides
Population21600
Sea level680
General descriptionThere, where the Danube starts its journey, lies Donaueschingen - a lively combination of tradition and progress. On the one hand an town of culture and seat of princes, on the other a modern cultural treasures, such as the Prince Fürstenberg Collections and discover the art nouveau ornamentation of the town. Make use of the varied possibilities for sport in splendid natural surroundings - the classic "Danube Cycle Track and Footpath" starts here -and take part in international events such as the CHI horse-show from september and the festival for contemporary music from october.
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Latitude (d:m:s)47:57:0
Longitude (d:m:s)8:30:0

How to get there

By Road

DescriptionGetting there by car
B27: Stuttgart - Schaffhausen/Swiss
B31: Freiburg - Lindau
B33: Offenburg - Konstanz
A81: Stuttgart - Bodensee

By Rail

DescriptionDonaueschingen station is your destination if travelling by rail. All IR (InterRegio), IRE (InterRegio express) and RE (Regional-Express) trains stop here, at the intersection between the "Black Forest" line (Offenburg - Konstanz), the "Höllental" line (Donaueschingen - Freiburg) and the "Danube valley" line (Freiburg - Ulm).

By Air

DescriptionDonaueschingen is also easily accessible by air via the international airports in Zürich (CH) and Stuttgart, or by flying directly to Donaueschingen airfield.
Distance (km)110
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Camping

Riedsee-Camping

CategoryCamping
DescriptionThe campground is located right on the idyllic natural lake, surrounded by meadows and forests. Here you will find relaxation. Swimming in the sea, surfing, fishing, cycling (Danube Cycle Trail) as well as a playground for children - in short, a little paradise! Sanitary building modern standards, a variety of gastronomy and an animation program during the summer months.
FacilitiesLake with a sandy beach, restaurant and kiosk, toilet block, washing machines and dryers, playground, sports field, tennis court, bike rental, guided tours, activities for children (in the summer season).
Pitches500
Disabled facilities providedNein
RatesAdd space for caravan: € 8,00
Campground: € 4,00
adult: € 4,50
children 4 - 10 years:€ 3,50
children under 4 years frei




AddressRiedsee-Camping
Am Riedsee
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/15138
Tel.0771/5511
E-mailinfo@riedsee-camping.de
Linkwww.riedsee-camping.de
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Danube Navigation

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Events

Donaueschinger Musiktage (The Music Festival of Donaueschingen)

DescriptionDuring the month of October, Donaueschingen becomes a center and meeting point for the most important musicians in the world of new music. Since 1921, the Music Festival has been a forum for the development of new styles and forms of expression in this field. Music history of the 20th century is inseparable from the name Donaueschingen. Enjoy this unique audiovisual experience.
Date19th- 21st of October 2012
AddressGeschäftsstelle Donaueschinger Musiktage
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-266
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.swr2.de/donaueschingen

Donaueschinger Windhundtage (Donaueschinger Greyhound Days)

Date04th - 05th of August 2012
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.windhundtage.com

Fürstenberg Weihnachtswelt (Fürstenberg "World of christmas")

DescriptionChristmas Market in the Royal stables.
Date30th November - 02nd December 2012
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Heimattage Baden-Württemberg 2012 (Homeland Days)

Category,
DescriptionThere are different events with music and cabaret, street festivals and market, art, folk festival with parade and many other events. If you need more informations you could ask the tourist-information.
DateThe whole year.
AddressGeschäftsstelle Heimattage 2012
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.0771 857-227
E-mailgeschaeftsstelle@heimattage2012.de
Linkwww.heimattage2012.de

Internationales S.D. Fürst Joachim zu Fürstenberg-Gedächtnisturnier (The CHI Show Jumping Event)

DescriptionThe great atmosphere prevails among the thousands of spectators of the annual show jumping tournament. The world show jumping elite meets on the grounds of the Princely Fürstenberg Palace. The crowd cheers enthusiastically when the first-class riders complete the course immaculately. The Spectators are especially enthralled by the carriage driving event, which takes place at breakneck speed in the riverbed of the brigach.
Date13th - 16th of September 2012
AddressESCON Marketing GmbH
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Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de

Jazznacht in Donaueschingen

DescriptionEach year in August, the city centre of Donaueschingen turns into one big party - the Jazz Night.
Date18th of August 2012
AddressTourist-Information Donaueschingen
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-266
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Weihnachtsmarkt (Chistmas Market)

Date08th - 09th of December 2012
AddressTourist-Information
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Accommodation

Informationen zu den Unterkünften erhalten Sie bei der Tourist-Information!

CategoryExternal List
Beds0
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Arts and Culture

Das Fastnachtsmuseum (The Carnival Museum)

DescriptionThe museum houses artefacts associated with the long carnival tradition of the Baar region.

Museum tours can be arranged by appointment, Telephone 0771/857-221
AddressD-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Der Donau-Zusammenfluss (The Danube Confluence)

DescriptionThe two rivers, Breg and Brigach, unite to form the Danube at the base of marble sculpture from Franz Xaver Reich. The sculpture shows the "Mother Baar holding the young Danube as a child in her lap." Close to the palace in the park, a small stream flows from the Danube spring into the Brigach.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Der Hanselbrunnen (The Hansel Fountain)

DescriptionThe Hansel Fountain was given by Julius Kirsner to the citizens of Donaueschingen in 1913. The fountain depicts a Hansel, a historic figure from the Donaueschingen carnival celebration. The Hansel is a good-natured character, and the decorations shown on his costume symbolize the battle between the departing winter and the arriving-spring.
AddressD-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany

Diana Brunnen (Diana Fountain)

DescriptionThe fountain was commissioned by Prince Max Egon II of Fürstenbeg to commemorate the fourth Donaueschingen visit of Emperor Wilhelm II in 1904. The "Diana" motif was a suggestion of the emperor.
AddressPostplatz
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany

Die Karlstraße mit Jugendstilelementen (The Karl Street - An ensemble of Art Nouveau Buildings)

DescriptionMany of the buildings along Karl Street are adorned with art nouveau elements. After the big fire of 1908, the buildings were reconstructed with a city-architectural masterplan in mind. Much attention was given to stylistic details. The wrought are narrow and high, and many bays are adorned with gold ornamentations. The steph-gabled walls, for instance at the Thedy buidling (Karlstr. 11) were supposed to serve as fire barriers.
AddressKarlstraße
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany

Donauquelle (The Danube Spring)

DescriptionThe source of the River Danube is a so-called "Karstaufstoßquelle". It has been as the historical source of the Danube ever since the Roman general Tiberius visited it in 15 BC. The source is framed in a romantic wrought iron basin, which lies in the palace grounds right next to the Prince of Fürstenberg's palace. The sculptured
scene by Adolf Heer decipts "Mother Baar" with the young Danube.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Evangelische Christuskirche (The Lutheran Christ Church)

DescriptionThe Lutheran church is built in a baroque style, it was opened in 1910.
AddressMax-Egon-Straße
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany

Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei (Royal Fürstenberg Brewery)

DescriptionThe beer of the Princely Brewery in Donaueschingen is rightly known as one of the best beers in the world. Brewery tours: Monday - Friday at 2.30 pm and on demand, Phone: +49 (0) 771 86206.
AddressFürstenberg Brauerei
Postplatz 1-4
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.+49 (0) 771 86206
E-mailinfo@fuerstenberg.de
Linkwww.fuerstenberg.de

Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen (Royal Fürstenberg Collections)

DescriptionOne section of the museum houses temporary exhibitions of world-renowned contemporary art. The museum is also home to a natural history collection assembled in the 19th century. This
collection has remained largely untouched since its beginnings.
As such, the natural history collection documents the museum traditions in Germany. The existence of two such completely divergent collections within a single museum and the contrasts
between the two ist particularly exciting.

Opening hours: April - November Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr and 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr. Sundays and holidays 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr
AddressFürstlich Fürstenbergische Sammlungen
Karlsplatz
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771/229677560
E-maila.wilts@fuerstenberg-gv.de
Linkwww.fuerstenberg-kultur.de

Fürstlich Fürstenbergisches Schloss (Fürstenberg Princely Palace)

Category,
DescriptionThe architectural history of this imposing palace goes back to the 16th century. It took on its present-day appearance when it was renovated between 1893 and 1896. The palace
combines the demands of prestige with the comfortable living conditions required by a Belle Epoque villa. The architectural style certainly followed the example set by the French. This makes it unique among Germany's palaces.

Guided tours for groups can be arranged by appointment.
AddressHaus Fürstenberg
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 229677560
E-mailinfo@schloss-donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.fuerstenberg-kultur.de

Kulturhistorische Zeugnisse in den Stadtteilen (Historically Important Sites in the Associated Communities of Donaueschingen)

DescriptionThere are a number of additional very interesting attractions located in the outer lying communities of Donaueschingen. The Entenburg castle, built in 1471, lies on the shore of the danube in Pfohren. The St. Mauritius church in Grüningen is home to wall paintings from the 14th century. In addition, the Fürstenberg princes' mausoleum, located at the former site of a medieval castle in Neudingen and the St. Hilarius church in Heidenhofen are both art historical highlights of the area.
AddressD-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Max-Rieple-Platz (Max-Rieple-Square)

DescriptionThe newly redesigned Max Rieple Square lies in the shadows of the Bohemian baroque towers of St. John's church between the city's library, music school and art school. With the café situated there, it has become a popular meeting place for young and old. It is an inviting place to enjoy the atmosphere of the city.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Museum Biedermann (The "Biedermann-Museum")

DescriptionCollection of Modern Art.
AddressMuseum Biedermann
Museumsweg
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 8966890
E-mailinfo@museum-biedermann.de
Linkwww.museum-biedermann.de

Rathaus und Musikantenbrunnen (City Hall and Musicians' Fountain)

DescriptionThe city hall was originally built in 1838 but it was destroyed by fire 70 years later. The art nouveau building which stands today was constructed in 1910-11. The massive entrance as well as the vaulted meeting chamber are characteristic for this architectural style. A window in the meeting chamber depicts the city fire of 1908. The Musicans' Fountain in the city square was built by Bonifatius Stirnberg. It was erected in 1989 at the occasion of the celebration of the city's 1100 year long history.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Stadtkirche St. Johann (St. John's Church)

Category,
DescriptionThe church in its current from was built in the first half of the
18th century, replacing an earlier late gothic building. The church, built in the Bohemian baroqu, complemented the
then still young residence of Prince Joseph William Ernst of Fürstenberg's by adding its own architectural accents.

AddressAn der Stadtkirche
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
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Markets

Fürstenberg Weihnachtswelt im Marstall (Fürstenberg "World of christmas")

CategoryChristmas Market
Date30th November - 02nd December 2012
AddressHaus Fürstenberg
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 229677-401
E-mailinfo@schloss-donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.haus-fuerstenberg.de

Hobby-Trödelmarkt (Hobby-Market)

CategoryCraftwork/Folk Art
Date17th of November 2012
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771/857-228
Tel.0771/857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Weihnachtsmarkt in der Innenstadt (Christmas Market)

CategoryChristmas Market
Date08th - 09th of December 2012
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Service / Mobility

Edi´s Fahrradshop

Category,
AddressEdi´s Fahrradshop
Josefstraße 15
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 15300

Radcenter Rothweiler (Bike-Center Rothweiler)

Category,
Description-
AddressRadcenter Rothweiler
Max-Egon-Straße 13
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771/13148
E-mailinfo@rotrad.de
Linkwww.rotrad.de
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Theme Parks and Natural Parks

Fürstlich Fürstenbergischer Schlosspark (The Princely Fürstenberg Park)

CategoryPark
DescriptionThe park is generously laid out, criss-crossed by watercourses on which ducks romp about in the sunlight. Beautiful old trees, gardens in bloom and many monuments await you as you take a stroll throught this park, which was laid out in the 1820s French and English style.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.+49 (0) 771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Regional Specialities

Erlebnisführung "Kultur und Genuss" (Guided Tour "Cultur and Dining")

CategoryCulinary
DescriptionCulture and dining lie so close to one another that they should be combined together. This option is
available in a special tour of Donaueschingen. This tour begins by visiting the Danube spring, the
bohemian baroque church St. John´s, the art nouveau city hall, as well as other cultural highlights.
To enrich the tour experience, a meal at a Donaueschingen restaurant concludes the tour.
The duration of the tour is approximately 60 minutes.

The price per participant (including tour, meal and alcohol-free beverage) is

21 € per person for groups of 4 - 8
17 € per person for groups of 9 - 14
15 € per person for groups of 15 - 25

We will provide information regarding which meals will be served and organize a tour for the date of your
choice. Offers are also available in which the dining option is integrated into one of the other guided-tours
of the city.

Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Fürstenberg-Brauerei (Royal Fürstenberg Brewery)

CategoryCulinary
DescriptionThe beers produced by the Fürstenberg brewery are known throughout the world for their fine taste. A visit to Donaueschingen is not complete without sampling a pilsner, a lager, or a wheat beer.
Brewery tours can be arranged by appointment Monday - Friday 14.30h, Telephone 0771 / 86206.
Linkwww.fuerstenberg.de
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Tourist Information

Tourist-Information

Category, ,
AddressKarlstraße 58
Tourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.+49 (0) 771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Restaurants and Inns

Tourist-Information, Tourist-Information (Tourist-Information)

CategoryRestaurant
DescriptionInformations you get by the tourist-office, Telephone: 0049 (0) 771 857-221.
Opening hoursOctober to April Monday to Friday
9 - 17 o´clock
May to Septembre Monday to Friday
9 - 18 o´clock, Saturday 10 - 14 o´clock, Sunday 11 - 13 o´clock
Seats0
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressKarlstraße 58
Tourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.0771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
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Sports

Biking, Donaueschingen für Radler (Donaueschingen for Byciclists)

CategoryBiking
DescriptionBicycling through the countryside around Donaueschingen is a great way to relax. The well developed
system of bike trails allows cyclists to get acquainted with the area and its inhabitants. Restaurants
serving local dishes await those travelling by bike.

You get information about touren in the tourist-information.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 857-221
Tel.+49 771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Hiking, Donaueschingen für Wanderlustige (Donaueschingen for Hikers)

CategoryHiking
DescriptionHike through the many different landscapes of the Baar region on well-maintained hiking trails which are
perfect for hiking, Nordic-walking, or just strolling. There are many hiker-friendly inns, preparing typical regional dishes, that welcome you.

You get informations about short and long hikes in the tourist-information.
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.+49 (0) 771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Golf, Land- und Golfclub Öschberghof

CategoryGolf
Description18 and 9 hole golf course
AddressGolfplatz 1
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Tel.0771 / 840
Linkwww.oeschberghof.com
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Conference and Congress Venue, M.I.C.E.

Donaueschingen für Tagungsgäste (Donaueschingen for participans)

CategoryConference
DescriptionDonaueschingen is perfect for conferences, conventions and educational seminars. Conference
participants can find a variety of hotels. The dining possibilities are almost unlimited. We will gladly
help you to organize your meeting and associated programs.
capacity1
AddressTourist-Information
Karlstraße 58
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 857-228
Tel.+49 (0) 771 857-221
E-mailtourist.info@donaueschingen.de
Linkwww.donaueschingen.de

Donauhallen - Glänzende Perspektiven für Ihre Veranstaltung! (Donauhallen - Bright perspectives for your event!)

CategoryConference
DescriptionFor meetings, conferences or seminars are the newly renovated "Donauhallen" -equipped with all modern media - ideal. With three individual meeting rooms and conference rooms - you will find the right one for your event.
We are happy to advise you individually.
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AddressDonauhallen
An der Donauhalle 2
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Germany
Fax0771 897819-25
Tel.+49 (0) 771 897819-0
E-mailinfo@donauhallen.de
Linkwww.donauhallen.de
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Distances

Distance to Station

DescriptionThe train station is near the city centre.
distance (km)0

Distance to Danube (by bike)

DescriptionThe beginning of the Danube cycle path is by the Fürstenberg Castle Park. This is near the city center.
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Distance to Danube (by car)

DescriptionThe Danube Confluence, here the rivers Brigach und Breg unite, is near the city centre.
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Mooring

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Danube Cycle Path

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Categoryto place (downstream)
DescriptionThe Danube Bike Trail is a classic bike route with superb stages along the Danube. You can take the trail as far as Passau or even further.
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Pictures

The Danube Source
(c) Claudia Everke
The Danube Confluence
(c) Stadt Donaueschingen
Rathaus mit Musikantenbrunnen
(c) Fototeam Vollmer
The Princely Fürstenberg Palace
(c) Ralf Brunner
St. John´s Church
(c) Stadt Donaueschingen
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