The twin-city of Villingen-Schwenningen in Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg has not always been one town. In 1972, Villingen and Schwenningen united and morphed into one of the most exciting cities in the country. Idyllic and vibrant are the most fitting words to describe the regional centre that is home to 81,000 people. Nature fans will appreciate the proximity to the Black Forest and Lake Constance, to mention a few of the lovely surroundings. History lurks around every corner, making Villingen-Schwenningen a must-see for history buffs. Along with guided tours, the tourist office offers some fantastic holiday packages, making it easier to organise a trip.