Grafenhausen, including the localities of Geroldshostetten, Rippolsried, Signau and Bolisch
Grafenhausen is seat of the municipality and lies on a sunny, high plateau. Guests can find here all important shops and facilities.
Among the many outstanding places for leisure-time activities are: the community building (Haus des Gastes) housing an indoor swimming-pool, the spa park featuring an events arena, the idyllic Lake Schlüchtsee, the mill Tannenmühle with its own historic museum, a small animal reserve, an adventure playground and a trout-hatchery.
A weekly market takes place at the town-hall square every Thursday from April until October.
Restaurants like Landhotel Haringer Hof, Gasthaus Breitehof, Parkhotel Pavillion am Schlüchtsee and Brauereigasthof Rothaus, Café Restaurant Jägerklause, Gasthaus Kreuz (Buggenried), Mettenberger Hof (Mettenberg) and the Hotel-Restaurant Tannenmühle are ready to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite.
Mountain air for cross-country skiers
Balzhausen is not only the smallest but also the highest-locality in the extreme northerly area of the Rothauser Land region. Because we are bound to have enough snow every winter and due to the trails connecting the area with Lake Schluchsee, this is the ideal place for those demanding cross-country skiers.
Panoramic view over the Alps
Buggenried is located about 4km south of Grafenhausen. The hiking trails reveal at the higher altitudes an impressive panoramic view over the Swiss Alps and connect at the same time with the trails overseen by the Black Forest society “Mittelweg” of the romantic valley Mettmatal.
Idyllic countryside in the south
Mettenberg can look back to a 700 year old history. The hiking trails of the area are specially popular because of the breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps and the short distance connecting the trails to the Schlücht valley down to the Naturena Badesee and to the Tannenmühle.
Here you find the headquarters of the state-owned brewery Rothaus.
The name originates from the Schaffhauser gentlemen von Roth, members of an aristocratic family that built here a summer residence. Later in 1791 the prince, abbot Gerbert set up a brewery in the “Rotschen Haus” area, known now as the Baden state-owned brewery Rothaus.
Hometown of the peasants’ leader Hans Müller
Staufen lies nestled between wooded hills and about 5km east of Grafenhausen.
The most famous son of this village was Hans Müller von Bulgenbach who as leader of the peasants ’movement fought for the rights of the rural population during the years 1524 and 1525. His memory is kept alive by the medieval performances carried out by the historic group Hans Müller.