The Black Forest of Germany is one of the most visited areas in Europe, with its amazing nature and picturesque towns and villages, with traditions and cuisine that will make your time spent here one to remember.
The town of Freiburg im Breisgau is said to be the gateway to the Black Forest. See the famous Minster here and its works of art, the Augustiner museum with historic and artistic collections, the Schlossberg and the remains of the three old castles here, and many other attractions that will simply fascinate you. In Karlsruhe on the other hand, you can see stunning art in many shapes and sizes, namely visit the Bavarian State Art Gallery; see the central square and the Grand Ducal Palace while here, the many museums and the Botanical Garden. Pforzheim can be another stop from a holiday home in the Black Forest, with its Jewelry Museum, referring to local jewelry and clock making. The town is at the confluence of three rivers, the Enz, Nagold, and Würm; thus you can explore their valleys as well from here. A little bit of everything is what you get from a holiday in the Black Forest.
There are many museums and cultural displays of all sorts in the Black Forest region, and in Triberg you will find to this effect the Black Forest Museum, with collections of arts and crafts. In Schonach on the other hand, you find the largest cuckoo clock in the world, and the Black Forest Open Air Museum as well. All in all, much representative of this region and the objects of great souvenirs are: the cuckoo clocks, a piece of glass from a glassblower, the Bollenhut (a hat with bright red pompons). There are many events that are surely worth witnessing, and one of them is the Swabian-Alemannic Fastnacht in Baden-Württemberg, a carnival that displays medieval traditions and legends. Enjoy the Black Forest in all its diverse beauty!
Dark forests of spruce and fir have set the name for the Black Forest, an area extending for like 160 km in the German territory. Mountain pastures as well as stunning waterfalls, streams and impressive landscapes dot this region. There are two main nature parks here, the Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord and the Naturpark Südschwarzwald in the south, offering amazing nature. The wildlife is varied, the flora alike, and a holiday among nature in the Black Forest is sure to reinstate your inner peace before you even know, by displaying such a simple yet breathtaking beauty of nature that you will feel reborn.
This region of Germany is very well known for its springs and mineral waters, for its spa towns and baths. To this effect the most obvious example would be the Baden Baden, one of the most popular spa destinations in the entire world actually, with amazing facilities. The town is actually and ideal starting point for exploring the region. The Baths of Badenweiler are yet another fabulous option, the baths of the Kurhaus here are for example built on terraces on a hillside. You haven't met the meaning of relaxation until you've been a guest of the Black Forest.
In matters of activities and sports, the natural setting of the Black Forest is one that will not deprive anyone of their most interesting and fun variety. From hiking and mountain biking, motorcycling on the narrow mountains roads, paragliding, to various winter sports such as skiing, cross country skiing and so on, you can have it all on a holiday in the Black Forest. There are even water sports to be practiced here in places such as by Schluchsee, Titisee, etc. You can go fishing with your loved ones and check out various water reservoirs. The Black Forest lays down the ideal setting for doing just... whatever; at any time of the year.
A family holiday in the Black Forest should not end without a visit to the Europa Park Rust, the largest theme park in the country, which is really close by. Also the visiting of the fabulous museums in this region of Germany can be a lot of fun for both children and adults, and the sightseeing in the many towns is also great. You can even enjoy a couple of days at a farm, and see the daily routine of the farmers, see the animals living here, etc. The Black Forest is a bliss for all ages.
The Black Forest is a place with many culinary delights, and some of the most famous are probably the black forest cake, the bacon and the ham here. Hunting is a pretty popular activity here, thus many dishes will have game meat in them, such as deer meat for example. The Maultaschen is made of pasta filled with meat and spinach, served with fried onions or sometimes in a soup. Try the Speckeier for breakfast, scrambled eggs with local bacon, or the Bauernbratwurst, etc. The local meats are incredible, and often served with onion slices, gherkins, and of course, a glass of schnapps. In speaking of drinks, try the Martinsbräu brewery in Freiburg with a restaurant included. Don't miss the local wines, and of course, the mineral water.
Spend a holiday with a pet in the Black Forest region of Germany and you will never want to take Fifi anywhere else than here. From hiking to cycling, from boating to long walks among a stunningly beautiful nature, away from all stress and worries... it's like a dream place for anyone and everyone.Points of interest, a “must see” list in the Black Forest
It's not for nothing that they say the Black Forest of Germany is actually one of the most visited places in Europe. You can have it all here, from forests and mountains and nature to lakes and water sports and winter sports and more so... you have it all with “a side” of inner peace that you can only find in the uncomplicated yet most complex beauty, the one of nature.
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