Calw is a small town in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany. It is best known as the birthplace of Hermann Hesse, one of the country’s most celebrated authors.
The town is a pleasant place to wander, with a mix of old and new buildings, and a lively pedestrian-only center. There are a few sights of interest, including the 16th-century parish church and the Hermann Hesse Museum. But the main attraction is simply taking a walk through the Black Forest countryside, with its rolling hills, dense forests, and bubbling creeks.