Unearth the ‘City of Gold’ with a stay in our pick of Pforzheim hotels. A compact cosmopolitan city with a global reputation for jewellery and watch making, fascinating Pforzheim offers plenty to keep curious travellers entertained and intrigued.
Boasting a 2,000 year old Roman heritage, you’ll discover a clutch of captivating museums telling intriguing tales of this city’s unrivalled past. An absolute must for your bucket-list is the Jewellery Museum (Schmuckmuseum): from Ancient Egyptian rings to 18th century gold pocket-watches, you’ll meander through comprehensive galleries marvelling at exquisite artistry dating back 5000 years. If you crave even more bling, the Schmuckwelten takes you on an engrossing behind-the-scenes tour of jewellery making – you can even have a go at crafting a piece yourself! If jewellery is not your thing, travel back in time at the Gasometer. This former gasworks takes you on a spectacular 360-degree journey through the streets of ancient Rome.
Your hotel in Pforzheim also makes the perfect base to explore the vast natural playground of the Black Forest. Just a short hop south and you’ll find yourself hiking through fairy-tale forests and idyllic valleys. Challenge yourself on Europe’s longest mountain bike trail or kick-back and simply refresh body and soul in the delightful spa town of Baden-Baden.
Whether it’s marvelling at vast swathes of unspoilt natural scenery or pouring over ancient and contemporary treasures, the ‘City of Gold’ is an absolute gem of a destination.