The surroundings

Extensive forests and unique nature characterize the landscape around the historic old town of Gernsbach – an ideal vacation region for families, hikers, motorcyclists and cyclists.
Explore the Murg Valley and Kaltenbronn, the largest and highest natural raised moor area in Germany, on 450 km of marked trails.

The town of Gernsbach

The town of Gernsbach is the historic capital of the lower Murg Valley in the district of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg. Together with Gaggenau, it forms a medium-sized center in the Middle Upper Rhine region. The state-approved climatic health resort with its historic old town is a portal community of the Central/North Black Forest Nature Park, a center of the paper industry and a residential community with a surplus of commuters.

Gernsbach, first mentioned in a document in 1219, was founded by the Counts of Eberstein and became prosperous thanks to the supra-regional timber trade of the Murg shipping company. Due to the decline of the Ebersteins, who had their seat near the town at Eberstein Castle, Gernsbach was under divided rule or condominium for centuries and effectively became part of the Margraviate of Baden in the 16th century. In the 19th century, Gernsbach was an official town of the Grand Dukes of Baden.

Gernsbach is also a sought-after business location. Thanks to its central location and good transport links, the business locations in the entire surrounding area can be reached quickly and easily.

In addition to the internationally active paper industry and many fast-growing companies, the versatile climatic health resort is home to outstanding training and further education facilities, including Germany’s only paper-making school and the Daimler training center.

We have excellent transport connections with the S-Bahn or via the B 462/A5. For example, you can quickly reach the Karlsruhe technology region (trade fair), Stuttgart (trade fair/airport), Baden-Baden (congress center), Rastatt and many other cities.

A hint for bad weather days

Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of the proximity to Alsace to get to know the French way of life.

Whether you want to take a trip to the Alsace wine region or go shopping at the outlet center in Roppenheim – everything is easily accessible by car from Gernsbach.


Would you like to use your vacation time to improve your well-being? Then combine your stay in the Murg valley after a strenuous day with a visit to one of the thermal spas near Gernsbach.

At Rotherma, Friedrichsbad or Caracalla Therme, you can unwind and forget about everyday life.



Caracalla Therma

Family fun

When you enter the treetop walk, you quickly leave familiar paths and new, unfamiliar perspectives open up.

In the middle of the unmistakable nature of the Black Forest Central/North Nature Park, the treetop walk on the Bad Wildbad Sommerberg offers unique views of the imposing mixed mountain forest.

Tasty & fine

Fresh, regional products, outstanding service and a fabulous view over the romantic Murg Valley: all this characterises Schloss Eberstein and its restaurants near Karlsruhe. High above the rooftops of Gernsbach, Werner’s restaurant serves tempting dishes from the kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Bernd Werner.

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