oppenau

Oppenau, a registered spa town, lies in the Renchtal, a valley between the Rhine and the Black Forest. The endless woods, hidden valleys and the Black Forest mountains offer the perfect opportunity to take to your bike, hike or do a spot of paragliding. The old traditions and way of life are still to be found here.The old monastic ruins „Allerheiligen“ with the untouched 83 metre high waterfalls and the historical old part of the town reflect the history of the region. The culinary aspects of the Renchtal region should not be overlooked, the traditional Baden-Alsace cuisine as well as excellent fine brandies and wines. 

Attractions:
Waterfalls and monastic ruins in the Lierbachtal • Viewing tower „Moosturm“ • Silver fir tower „Weißtannenturm“, Maisach (to be completed by the end of 2014) • Outdoor swimming pool with a giant slide and play areas for children • Town park with crazy golf • Snowpark „Zuflucht“ • Segway tours • Geocoaching • Horse carriage trips • Schnapps and liquer tastings

Events:
Jerusalem artichoke (Topinambur) week in March • Summer: sunbathing, hiking, midsummer at the Renchtalsteig - end of June • Town party - last weekend of August

Sporting Activities:
Germany's only starting point for paragliding where it is possible to start no matter what direction the wind is blowing from (Schäfersfeld, Rossbühl, Sandkopf, Ibacher Holzplatz), Hiking tour „Renchtalsteig“ (98 km, 5 stages), „Stoppomat“ on the Oppenauer mountain path for mountainbikes and racing bikes, E-bike tours, Nordic walking, cross country skiing, tennis, fishing in the „Lierbach“