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The city of Horb

The little town of Horb with an impressive historical backdrop is the scene of one of Europe’s biggest medieval spectacles: the annual Renaissance fair "Maximilian-Ritterspiele". The Maximillian Knights’ Tournament takes place over the third weekend in June. Horb is located on the Neckar river and has around 25,000 inhabitants.

Horb am Neckar

View to the Old Town of Horb

The city of horb offers a wide range of activities. It could be a walk along the River Neckar or a visit of the Old Town. Horb is also the ideal starting point for trips in the Black Forrest or the Swabian Jura. The name Horb first appeared as town in a document dating back to the year 1228. The townscape of this historic village is dominated by the Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche zum Heiligen Kreuz). The church is the landmark of the city.
Other important buildings in the city are the Council and guard house at the market with the market fountain, the Geßlersche House, the former Dominican Monastery, the Castle Tower (Schurkenturm), the Lucifer Tower, the Stubensche Castle, the Hirschgasse with the stone house, the Lady Chapel (Liebfrauenkapelle) and the lower market with many half-timbered houses and a fountain.

Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross & Castle Tower