Yesterday we had lunch at the Wanderheim in Zavelstein and afterwards we visited the castle ruins. Zavelstein is a small town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany – it is situated in the northeastern Black Forest. The town is also famous for being a health resort with mineral springs and was once the summer residency of the Duke of Württemberg.
Zavelstein is a great place to visit in the summer for hiking, but also famous for a spectacle that happens every spring: each year thousands of wild-growing crocuses flower over an area of more than 50 hectares from the beginning to the end of March. According to legend, a lord of the castle who loved flowers is said to have planted the crocuses in days of old, whereupon they spread further and further in the course of time.