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Reasons for a trip to the Black Forest

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For years, the Black Forest has been one of the highlights in the field of Instagrammable outdoor adventures among adventure-oriented hikers and has long since ceased to be an insider tip. As a result, the hashtag “Schwarzwald” already has more than 1,6 million uses. A look at those described on the internet Attractions shows the multitude of possibilities that can be found in and around the Black Forest alone. For the ambitious influencer, the picturesque mountain landscapes in particular are a must-visit. People who are interested in culture, on the other hand, are more likely to orientate themselves towards the museums or the medieval city centers. There are plenty of reasons to visit the mountain region in the deepest south-west of Germany.

Black Forest convinces with delicious tradition

The Black Forest is the largest contiguous low mountain range in Germany and not only provides incentives for visual enjoyment. One of the most well-known delicacies is, of course, the Black Forest cake. The delicacy, which has already achieved worldwide fame, has been known since the 1930s and is one of the most traditional dishes. But how did the cake actually get its name?

Regarding the name of the "Black Forest cakeThere are several theories:

  • Some experts believe that it is kirsch was, which contributed to the naming. This was mainly made in the Black Forest.
  • However, it could also be the look of the chocolate shavings that are reminiscent of the dark Black Forest.
  • But also the traditional women's costume with the so-called bollenhut could ultimately have led to the naming because of the optics.

However, to this day it has not been possible to commit to a theory of the history of the Black Forest gateau.

Traditional gins from the region

The traditional gins of the region are much more drinkable. Because the Black Forest also has a lot to offer when it comes to gin distillation. At vergleich.org several top-class artists who can look back on a past steeped in tradition are listed. Some varieties are not only based on their tradition, but can also show international awards as a sign of quality. The basis of the gins from the Black Forest is, without exception, juniper. A wide variety of botanicals are only used for fine adjustments in order to finally spice up the gin in terms of aroma.

Experience the Black Forest in its entirety

In addition to the traditional delicacies, there is also the necessary feast for the eyes, because the Black Forest primarily stands for the unique and impressive landscapes. For this reason, the region is also extremely popular with hikers. Of course, the natural landscape with all its mountain ranges and lakes is also popular with young influencers Instagram not escaped, so that tourism has developed positively over the last few years. Ultimately, everyone gets their money's worth. The influencer hotspots in the Black Forest include:

Lichtentaler Allee: The Lichtentaler Allee is rather inconspicuous. Surrounded by a large number of thermal baths, it lies in the middle of the tranquil town of Baden-Baden. The landscape is a real insider tip among insiders. This location is a must, especially for couples and people with a romantic touch. The more than 2 kilometer long promenade with a breathtaking view of the Oos quickly tempts you to dream.

Triberg waterfalls: Tourists will find a natural spectacle like no other near Freiburg. The Triberg waterfalls can be discovered here. The hot spot is particularly recommended in summer and winter. Almost half a million people visit the natural spectacle every year. With a height of 163 meters, they are among the largest of their kind in Germany.

Schluchsee: The Schluchsee offers a little more action for tourists. This is the largest with a size of 69,44 square kilometers Lake in the Black Forest. But it's not just its size that makes the lake a popular attraction. Above all, the fact that the water of the former glacial lake is extremely clear impresses nature lovers and of course provides a lot of potential for landscape photography. Tourists can also experience the lake up close. There are many offers, especially in the area of ​​water sports.

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