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    Black Forest Trains

    by colares Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Right across the train station in Hausach, there is a model train of 400 m2 showing the Schwarzwaldbahn (Black forest train) in a model train scale. It is Europs biggest model scale train exhibition, including 60,000 trees, 1,300 m tracks, 40 trains and a real good impression the "real Schwarzwaldbahn passes through. Really worth a visit.
    Entry p.p. 5 Euros (Apr. 2010). Giftshop and restaurant on site. Open daily (except Monday) 10 - 18h; Dec. - March 11 - 17 h

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    Feldberg (1493 m) Highest Mountain in Black Forest

    by Loeffle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Seebachtal and Seebuck in back

    Come up here when weather and visibility is good, you definetely won't forget what you see. With some luck you can see deep into the Swiss Alpes in the South. In the West you can see the Rhine Valley, Freiburg and of course the Vosges Ridge. To the North and East the Black Forest continues for many miles.

    On the picture we approach the top from North East by food. The last 300 to 400 metres are quite steep. But don't worry you can at least make it to Seebuck (1448 m), which is part of the Feldberg ridge without any climb. Just take the lift and you also have a nice view.

    Feldberg is the only Black Forest mountain which has Alpine flora and fauna. It's ecosystem is very vulnerable and therefore protected. Eventhough the mountain was "raped" by humans who want to capitalize from its beauty. For me Feldberg is a bit too overcrowded in summer (and winter), and I prefer other Black Forest mountains. But the view from there is still breath taking.

    If you like to hike, my tip: Take the train to Bärental, walk to Feldsee (see other tip), then steep uphill to Seebuck, taking Felsenweg (great fauna!) to Feldberg top. From there you can choose to go via Rinken (bus) to Hinterzarten (train; together 25 km's) or to Notschrei (bus): Use a Schwarzwaldverein map, paths are marked.

    You can also reach Feldberg by car from Titisee, Freiburg and Basel, even if the summit is "car" free.

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    Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel "Eiszäpflelauf"

    by LakeShoreDrive Written Jan 8, 2009
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    Dobel is the place for the annual Sled Dog Race "Eiszäpflelauf". It was quite an amazing experience to be so close to these wonderful animals. The entire ground is full with Huskies, Malamotes, and other furry critters.

    The race usually takes places on the third weekend of December, even without snow (apparently the sleds are then running on wheels).

    The local firemen organize the event with "Glühwein"stands, goulash and bratwursts, coffee, etc.

    The race goes from Friday to Sunday and is concluded with a wild party on Saturday night at the "Kurhaus" with live music and a special surprise for the male guests ;) ...

    What's so special about this race is that you get up close to the animals and the mushers. There are over 60 sled teams from all over Europe.

    If you're in the area, make sure not miss it, as it is an unforgetable experience to see the power and virtue of the animals.

    More information can be obtained from www.dobel.de , www.svenjastolzenbach.de , www.dslt.de

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    Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel "Eiszäpflelauf"

    by LakeShoreDrive Written Jan 8, 2009
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    Dobel is the place for the annual Sled Dog Race "Eiszäpflelauf". It was quite an amazing experience to be so close to these wonderful animals. The entire ground is full with Huskies, Malamotes, and other furry critters.

    The race usually takes places on the third weekend of December, even without snow (apparently the sleds are then running on wheels).

    The local firemen organize the event with "Glühwein"stands, goulash and bratwursts, coffee, etc.

    The race goes from Friday to Sunday and is concluded with a wild party on Saturday night at the "Kurhaus" with live music and a special surprise for the male guests ;) ...

    What's so special about this race is that you get up close to the animals and the mushers. There are over 60 sled teams from all over Europe.

    If you're in the area, make sure not miss it, as it is an unforgetable experience to see the power and virtue of the animals.

    More information can be obtained from www.dobel.de , www.svenjastolzenbach.de , www.dslt.de

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    Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel "Eiszäpflelauf"

    by LakeShoreDrive Written Jan 8, 2009
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    Dobel is the place for the annual Sled Dog Race "Eiszäpflelauf". It was quite an amazing experience to be so close to these wonderful animals. The entire ground is full with Huskies, Malamotes, and other furry critters.

    The race usually takes places on the third weekend of December, even without snow (apparently the sleds are then running on wheels).

    The local firemen organize the event with "Glühwein"stands, goulash and bratwursts, coffee, etc.

    The race goes from Friday to Sunday and is concluded with a wild party on Saturday night at the "Kurhaus" with live music and a special surprise for the male guests ;) ...

    What's so special about this race is that you get up close to the animals and the mushers. There are over 60 sled teams from all over Europe.

    If you're in the area, make sure not miss it, as it is an unforgetable experience to see the power and virtue of the animals.

    More information can be obtained from www.dobel.de , www.svenjastolzenbach.de , www.dslt.de

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    Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel "Eiszäpflelauf"

    by LakeShoreDrive Written Jan 8, 2009

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    Sled Dogs
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    Dobel is the place for the annual Sled Dog Race "Eiszäpflelauf". It was quite an amazing experience to be so close to these wonderful animals. The entire ground is full with Huskies, Malamotes, and other furry critters.

    The race usually takes places on the third weekend of December, even without snow (apparently the sleds are then running on wheels).

    The local firemen organize the event with "Glühwein"stands, goulash and bratwursts, coffee, etc.

    The race goes from Friday to Sunday and is concluded with a wild party on Saturday night at the "Kurhaus" with live music and a special surprise for the male guests ;) ...

    What's so special about this race is that you get up close to the animals and the mushers. There are over 60 sled teams from all over Europe.

    If you're in the area, make sure not miss it, as it is an unforgetable experience to see the power and virtue of the animals.

    More information can be obtained from www.dobel.de , www.svenjastolzenbach.de , www.dslt.de

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    The black forest

    by heitzenrater Updated Jan 31, 2008

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    My friend and i hiked up the mountain, then took the gondula down. It is a nice way to see the montain if you can handle the hike

    The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, is a section of Southwestern Germany that borders on Switzerland on the south, on the Neckar River to the East and on France to the West. The Northern gate to the Black Forest is Pforzheim.

    The Black Forest is named for the beautiful mountain landscape with its dense population of pine trees. It is a region of incomparably unspoiled nature with its forests, mountains and meadows.

    The Black Forest is known for its half-timber houses many of them 300 years old. The craftsmen of the area are well known around the world for their cuckoo clocks and the Christmas season is never complete without a nutcracker from this region. Castles, vineyards and orchards dot the hillsides.

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    Family Drubba shop

    by rochellevm Written Dec 9, 2006

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    Drubba shop

    One particular cuckoo clock store we went to in Titisee is the Family Drubba's. They not only sell cuckoo clocks, but also many other branded stuffs (it's actually like a mini duty free). They also have a restaurant in Titisee. You can visit their site www.drubba.com for more info.

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    Eat .. eat .. eat

    by rochellevm Written Dec 6, 2006

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    pork knuckle and bratswurst sausage with fries

    Have a decent meal at a local restaurant. You can try the pork knuckle and bratswurst sausage as we have. For desserts, try the blackforest cake (if you are allergic to alcohol however, skip the cake, since it has strong alcohol content).

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    Cuckoo Clock Center

    by rochellevm Written Dec 6, 2006

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    cuckoo clock in Titisee

    There are cuckoo clock centres in Black Forest, where not only cuckoo clocks are sold, but a demonstration on how to create one is given. One can't help but admire the excellent worksmanship done on each cuckoo.

    Thus, if you really like it, then grab it here. the cuckoo clocks in Black Forest are much cheaper compared to when it is sold somewhere else. Some cuckoo clock centres offer also international warranty, so you don't have to worry about going back to Germany for repairs.

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    Peddle-boating on Mummelsee

    by SurfaceTravel Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Mummelsee, Black Forest Highway, Germany

    We were driving along the Black Forest Highway and came across this lake, Mummelsee (Lake Mummel). There was ample free parking on the road, so we stopped and got out for a walk. There is a restaurant and I believe a hotel there. We rented a peddle-boat and I took the little girl out for a tour of the lake. You pay for the boat in the restaurant. You can also walk around the lake, which would probably take about 25 minutes. It is very picturesque and there were coaches pulling up as we left.

    This is an excellent stop to get the children out of the car and let them have a run in beautiful surroundings.

    The link below takes you to a German web site, which may actually be for the hotel.

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    cuckoo clocks!

    by angiebabe Written Jan 24, 2006

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    in the heart of cuckoo clock land is the town of Triberg - the best place to buy a cuckoo clock!! there is a huge shop in the centre of the village and go shopping! theres such an excellent range and choice, good quality but the price goes with it!! they are rather expensive but i am reassured that they are heirlooms and will last a long time for a good quality one.

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    Belchen

    by tessy Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    Belchen

    Belchen is called the most beautiful of the Black Forest mountains. Great area for hiking and sking in winter.
    What I liked there, it is not possible to go to the top by car. There is a cable car - but we prefered to walk.

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    Schwarzwaldhochstrasse

    by Ujamaflip Written Jan 19, 2005

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    View from Hochstrasse

    The Schwarzwaldhochstrasse is just over 60Km long, stretching from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt. The road, at altitudes from 700 to 1164m affords beautiful views over the Black Forest, and on clear days even out onto the Vogesen and Alsace.

    The road, at 60 years old, is quite a well known tourist location, and in the summer months can be very busy, especially at weekends one can find it difficult to find a parking space at many of the nature spots and panarama points along the road. In the winter the road can still be busy, serving the numerous ski-slopes along the way. Driving conditions can also be difficult, watch out for sheet ice and deep snow.

    On the day we visited the hochstrasse, a cold Saturday afternoon in December, the temperature was around -4 Celcius at ground level, and the air full of fog. As we climed altitude up the hochstrasse the temperature dropped, and the trees where coated in white from the freezing fog. But higher up, the fog cleared, and the temperature rose, until we finally broke through the fog, and where rewarded with temperatures of +12 Celcius, beautiful sunshine, and fantastic views over the cloud cloaked forest. In this condition the peaks of the Black Forest hills appeared as islands in a sea of cloud, a wonderful view.

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    St. Blasien

    by tessy Written Dec 13, 2004

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    St. Blasien cathedral

    In the valley of the river Alb, there is St. Blasien. A majestetic cathedral, which belongs to an abbeye. There are several other abbeys in the Black forest. What I loved about that cathedral were the colors: everything is white marble, looks fantastic!

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