Gengenbach is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) with about 11,000 inhabitants. It lies near the French border and it’s known for its traditional Alemanic “Fasnacht” carnival celebration. It also has a traditional, medieval Altstadt (old town) and features “the world’s biggest advent calendar” - the 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 days of Advent. The nearest larger cities are Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, and Strasbourg/France. Gengenbach is twinned with the town of Obernai in Alsace, France.