The beautiful town of
St. Blasien is located in the south of the
Black Forest. It is
noted for its huge Sankt Blaise’s Abbey, a former Benedictine
monastery now occupied by the Kolleg St. Blaisius, a Jesuit
college. The college is a state-recognized private school with
boarding facilities. The town is twinned with Saint Blaise in
Switzerland. The surroundings are rich in fauna and flora,
including chamois and deer, and are heaven for nature lovers.
There are numerous theme trails and guided walks including a
herb trail and a nature trail through the unspoilt Wildberg and
Alb gorges with their cascading waterfalls.
The town also offers
a host of leisure attractions with highlights such as the
Woodcarving Symposium and a variety of musical festivals
including the popular summer concerts with well-known choirs,
music ensembles and organists. Other cultural attractions
include local history and art museums. The Kreismuseum is housed
in the Haus des Gastes, the town’s oldest building and the
former stables of the Benedictine monastery.