Pforzheim is known as the "Gateway to Black Forest" or "Goldstadt" (Gold town) for its jewellery and watch-making industries. It is one of the main cities in Baden-Württemberg and lies on the north edge of the Black Forest between Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. Pforzheim is a town of 115,000 inhabitants. It is a beautiful city, but the city itself does not have too many places to visit. It is a good place to go exploring if you have a sense of adventure. There is a lot of architecture from the early 1900s.


Get in

By plane

The closest major airport is Stuttgart.

By car

The town is easily accessible from the A8 between Karlsruhe and Stuttgart and is on the B294 from [[Bretten], the B463 from Calw and the B10 from Vaihingen an der Enz.

By bus

The VPE provide services around the region.

By train

Deutsche Bahn has direct connections from Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.

Get around

As well as bus and Stadtbahn



Pforzheim has a variety of restaurants. There are restaurants with oriental food and restaurants with food from the Pforzheim area. One of the traditional meals is Spaezle. It is a type of egg noodle, made by hand. Normally it is eaten with some type of cheese sauce.


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Maulbronn Monastery
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