Situated at the northern edge of the Black Forest, Pforzheim was founded by the Romans as a fortified camp, and developed into an important mercantile center during the middle Ages. Surnamed `Goldstadt` or Golden City, it is world famous for its jewelry and watch-making industry. Although it was severely damaged by bombs during World War II, in the twenty years following the end of the war, Pforzheim was gradually rebuilt, giving the town a quite modern look that well worth a visit.
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