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How a holiday in the Black Forest begins as soon as you arrive

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Holidays in Germany are becoming increasingly popular: national parks with extensive forests and the coasts of two seas pamper holidaymakers with scenic charm. The Black Forest is undisputedly one of Germany's most beautiful corners. Picturesque hiking routes run through its mountainous landscape, and wellness is not neglected in the region's thermal baths. The best thing about it: For them How to get there You don't have to get on a plane and you can even leave your car behind. Here are the best tips for a successful Black Forest holiday with a relaxing journey.

Enjoy pure nature - when is it most beautiful in the Black Forest?

In the Black Forest, every season has its own magic. Its dense forests, consisting primarily of evergreen conifers, transform into a true wonderland in winter. When glittering snow covers the landscape, the ski areas and cross-country trails invite you to enjoy winter sports. In spring, nature awakens to colorful new life; Colorful flowers emerge from the ground everywhere. The mild climate is ideal for long hikes. A variety of outdoor activities make the region attractive in summer. Not just on Schluchsee The bathing season then begins. Golden light and mist rising in the morning give autumnal alpine meadows and forests a fairytale flair.

Which highlights in the Black Forest should not be missed

  • Freiburg im Breisgau: Picturesque alleys characterize the historic old town of Germany's southernmost city. They run through watercourses called streams, which babble along the stroll. This is considered a symbol of the university town Freiburg Minster.
  • Baden-Baden: In the spa town with its hot thermal springs, people have been living with wellness traditions for thousands of years. Numerous buildings from the 19th century contribute to the sophisticated flair.
  • Nature parks in the Black Forest: Germany's most extensive low mountain landscape is protected by several areas designated as nature parks. The Southern Black Forest, Black Forest Central/North and the Black Forest National Park are home to this Black Forest biosphere area varied natural areas that invite you to take relaxing hikes.
  • Triberg waterfalls: The waterfalls offer a spectacular natural spectacle with a height of 163 meters and seven levels in every season. Signs provide information about the interesting nature around the water. Tip: In the evening, lights on the cascading water create a magical atmosphere.
  • Ravenna Gorge: On hikes through Hell Valley With its rock walls rising up to 600 meters, this side valley is on the way. It has numerous waterfalls that are worth the detour. There are also a number of old mills lining the course of the Ravenna stream. An impressive railway bridge leads over the gorge.
  • Feldberg: Actually, the highest mountain of all German low mountain ranges is a massif consisting of several elevations. Either way, it rewards beginners with fascinating views. In winter, ski lifts take winter sports enthusiasts on rapid descents.
  • Titisee: Excursion steamers travel across the glacier lake, and in summer it offers water sports fans everything their hearts desire, not just in the Black Forest bathing paradise.
  • Baumkronenweg Waldkirch: Here, visitors experience a change of perspective above the treetops of the Black Forest. Families will remember the hike along the sensory path for a long time.
  • Open-air museum Vogtsbauernhof: The history and culture of the region can be vividly experienced in the area consisting of several farms.
  • German clock route: Black Forest clocks are world famous. The street is dedicated to this interesting craft tradition in a variety of stations.

Once in the Black Forest and back: the best travel options for a relaxed holiday

Whether north, east, west or south: the Black Forest can be easily reached from all over Germany as well as from neighboring countries. You are flexible with your own car, but traffic jams can make getting there a game of patience, especially during holiday periods. For the driver, this means maximum concentration while the children are whining in the back.

The arrival is particularly comfortable, stress-free and also environmentally friendly if you use public transport. Thanks to well-developed ICE routes (soon to Lake Constance), Deutsche Bahn also scores with speed.

Travelers can also lean back comfortably with the Arriving by bus. Various long-distance bus providers head for destinations in the Black Forest. The resort can then be reached from the bus station by taxi or public transport. A well-developed local public transport network around the Black Forest National Park region takes holidaymakers comfortably from A to B during their stay. The national park regional bus lines serve longer distances. Extra tip: With the KONUS guest card, local transport is even free of charge during your stay.

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