Place:Wolfach, Baden, Germany

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NameWolfach
TypeTown
Coordinates48.3°N 8.217°E
Located inBaden, Germany
Also located inOrtenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
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Wolfach is a town in the Black forest and part of the Ortenaukreis in Baden-Württemberg (Germany).It is one of the most famous spa towns in Germany.

History

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The exact foundation year of Wolfach is not known. The history of the town Wolfach can be traced back to ♦the year 1148, although some finding even point back to the Roman times.

On April 21, 1945, before fleeing the city, the Gestapo took the French resistants and political prisoners held in the prison of Wolfach to a forest outside of the town, forced them to dig their own graves, and shot them on the spot, just three hours before the arrival of the French 2nd Armored Division commanded by General Leclerc.



Tourism

Wolfach hotels and bed & breakfast places have an occupancy rate of 128,000 nights each year (year 2000).


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