Haslach im Kinzigtal is a small, historic town in the Black Forest, which has a nice 17th and 18th century buildings and a historic silver mine.
Traces of settlement in the vicinity of Haslach come from Roman times. There was a settlement here on the road leading through the Kinzig valley. In its present-day location, the city was founded in the 11th century. It developed as a trading center as well as a center of mining and processing silver. There were about 400 tunnels and tunnels in the entire valley, in which the ores of the precious metal were mined.
The silver deposits in the Kinzig Valley began to deplete in the 16th century. The city fell into decline, but its deepest decline came in the early 18th century, when it was burnt down during the Spanish Succession War. The appearance today is the result of the late baroque reconstruction. The buildings on the market square and its vicinity come from this period, with half-timbered houses and buildings with painted façades.
An interesting monument and a big attraction in Haslach is the Segen Gottes Mine, where you can see the old sidewalks where silver was mined. The trail is secured, but flashlights are needed for guided walks.