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Villingen-Schwenningen is a city in the Schwarzbald Baar district in southern Baden Wurttemberg, Germany. Villingen-Schwenningen has 80.941 inhabitants, as of 2009. In the Middle Ages, Villingen-Schwenningen was a town under Austrian lord ship. During the Protestant Reformation it remained Catholic. Villingen-Schwenningen remained a village until the 19th century. In 1858 the first watch factory was established, and watchmaking and precision mechanics have been important industries ever since. Villingen-Schwenningen is the birthplace of German footballer Sebastian Rudy, NHL player Dennis Seidenberg, Croatian footballer Robert Prosinecki and Croatian former athlete Ivana Brkljacic. Although it is small city, there are many interesting places to visit, restaurants where you can enjoy local specialities and other venues.
Top Attractions Within Villingen-Schwenningen
Wanne Observation Tower is one of the oldest lattice towers of the world, in Villingen-Schwenningen. It was built in 1888 by the observation tower cooperative on 778 meters high Wanne mountain tub east of Villingen-Schwenningen, whereby its erection was done by bell foundry Grueninger or Villingen-Schwenningen. The 30 meters high tower has three platforms and is remarkable by its uncommon design, as it has an octagonal cross section. Visitors can climb up and enjoy the beautiful view.
Clock Industry Museum is a wonderful place, located along the eastern part of the Black Forest, near Villingen-Schwenningen. Visitors can stop by and visit this amazing museum and see clock mechanisms, from the very first ones to some of the more modern ones. Along the walls and in photo books there are interesting moving photos illustrating the working conditions of people in the clock industry.
Aviation Museum in Villingen-Schwenningen is another great museum. the small aviation museum is located in an idyllic location at the edge of the airfield. The aircraft are beautifully presented in the open and described in detail, even if some of the aircrafts are damaged. The museum creates an interesting insight into the wing structure and one can study how a wing is built. Inside the museum, there is also a collection of miniature plane models.