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Arrival in the Black Forest

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The journey to the Black Forest is not very problematic, you can either travel by train, bus or car. It is also possible to arrive by plane.

Arriving by car

Traveling to the Black Forest by car is not rocket science, it is easy and quick to use the main roads and motorways in the Black Forest. The most important connection is the north-south connection (A5) Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Basel. The A5 runs on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain. The A8, on the other hand, runs along the northern edge of the forest mountains (Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich). The A82 Stuttgart-Horb-Rottweil-Villingen-Schwenningen runs along the eastern edge.

Arriving by train

blankThe Black Forest is very well positioned in terms of the Deutsche Bahn AG transport network. On the main lines, the EC, IC and ICE trains run in close proximity. Probably the most important connection is the north-south connection (Rhine Valley route) Hamburg-Bremen-Ruhr area (Berlin) -Frankfurt-Mannheim-Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden-Offenburg-Freiburg-Basel-Zurich-Milan.

Paris-Strasbourg-Kehl-Baden-Baden-Karlruhe-Pforzheim-Stuttgart-Munich-Vienna-Budapest is the west-east route and leads past the northern edge of the Black Forest.

From France you can also reach the Black Forest by TGV. The TGV takes you directly to Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden. From Paris you can travel to Freiburg for around 30 euros and the whole thing takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes. With the Deutsche Bahn you can travel to Freiburg, then you can take the train every 30 minutes to Hinterzarten and Titisee use. An hourly connection gives it direction Titisee-Neustadt, Loeffingen, Feldberg-Bärental, Schluchsee and Feldberg-Falkau.

By plane to the Black Forest

blankThe nearby airports in the Black Forest are Strasburg, Stuttgart and Basel / Mulhouse.

These are optimally integrated into the national and international airline network. Depending on the holiday destination in the Black Forest region, it is advisable to choose the right airport for your journey.

    • North / East à Stuttgart
    • South à Basel
    • West à Strasbourg

You can get a small impression of the air traffic in these regions with the help of the Flightradar24.

The hotel or holiday apartment can then be easily reached with the shuttle or regular bus service. Taxis can also be found at the airport, although the cost of transport can vary greatly depending on the distance.

Due to the good location of the Black Forest in the border triangle (France, Switzerland), the Black Forest can be easily reached by train. The holiday region is around 11.100 square kilometers and public transport is very important in the Black Forest. There are also 16 long-distance cycle paths that lead to the Black Forest. Traveling with the RIT Black Forest Ticket, the Bahncard or the saver prices is particularly inexpensive.

Traveling by long-distance bus is also a sensible option. This is safe, comfortable, environmentally friendly and cheap.

The Black Forest is the largest low mountain range in Germany and has an outstanding landscape, numerous sights and unforgettable natural beauty. If you want to relax from your everyday stress, you can easily buy a train ticket and go to the Black Forest. You can travel to the Black Forest for as little as 29 euros.

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