Situated at the green crest of Black Forest and Swabian Alb, Villingen offers a fascinating contrast between urban flair and unique nature to its residents and visitors. Both the little day-to-day encounters and the walks through the charming city center reflect Villingen’s proven high quality of life. Being part of the twin town Villingen-Schwenningen (85,000 inhabitants in total), it attracts shopping fans as well as the historically interested. The historic city wall with its defense towers, the imposing churches (above all the early Gothic cathedral) and the Franciscan museum captivate big and small visitors of the medieval city.

Villingen is conveniently located in the cross-border triangle close to the highway A81 and is therefore an excellent starting point for outings of high recreational value: In less than an hour’s drive you will reach France, Switzerland, Stuttgart, Freiburg or Lake Constance.