Black Forest Travel Guide

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Black Forest Things to Do

  • Black Forest Trains

    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....

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  • Feldberg (1493 m) Highest Mountain in...

    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...

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  • Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel...

    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...

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  • Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel...

    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...

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  • Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel...

    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...

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  • Good Mush! Sled Dog Race in Dobel...

    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...

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  • The black forest

    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 hikeThe 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...

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  • Family 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

    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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Black Forest Restaurants

  • Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in...

    Freiburg and the nearby Schwarzwald / Black Forest is certainly the best place to taste the real Schwarzwaelder Kirsch-Torte ! My favorite place to do so is in Konditorei Gehri in Hinterzarten ! Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte is made of several layers of chocolate-cake, filled with whipped cream that has cherries in it. Depending on the recipee - there...

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  • Excellent deer

    We were in that hotel for 4 days. First we planned to have diner in a restaurant nearby or on the road. But after we tried the first evening, we stayed there and we always looked forward to the excellent meals. I prefered to take the menue!

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  • Eat chops till you drop!

    This is an old, historic black forest house, fomerly the meeting place of the peasants of the area who were not under any emperor, king or ruler here but governed themselves freely. Christopher, who is the owner, has the ambition and skill to prepare everything for you perfectly. As a chef he is so restless that even on his holidays in paradise he...

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Black Forest Transportation

  • train

    There are trains to the main places in the Black Forest. Here you see the small station of Schluchsee.

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  • Hiking

    If you wanna hike in the Black Forest, buy a hiking map. They are available everythere, in the book shops, in a kiosk, at a gas station, ...There are also little plates in the forest which tell you about signs and distances.

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  • Red Rover to Dover

    The roads in Germany were good & relatively car free (in the area were were in anyway). Clear of snow. I refused to let Derek go on the Autostradas in Germany (i'm a wimp I know !(~_~) )

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Black Forest Shopping

  • CUCKOO CLOCK

    Most people don't know that the CUCKOO CLOCK came from the Black Forest area when the people had nothing to do in winter. During the summer months they attended their crops and orchards but they had no way to make money in winter.The oriinal cuckoo clock was made by Phillip Hainover from Augsburg

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  • cuckoo clock from the land of the cuckoo...

    Its full of all sorts of clocks!! 1000 cuckoo clocks from the excellent and well made traditional ones with mechanisms that will last a lifetime to the cheap plastic battery run cucooers. There are 1000 euro clocks down to 50 euro. or a 2 euro cuckoo clock magnet to put on your fridge at home!Its an excellent shop and good service, very patient...

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  • glass blowers in action

    Dorotheenhuette is a shop and a factory at the same time. You can watch how they blow the glass. Then walk through the exposition! Glasses, vases, decorations

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Black Forest Local Customs

  • Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

    Naja, its kind of "trademark" of the Black Forest ...But most Black Forestians hardly ever make this cake. Anyway for Christmas my mum made one for the first time in 20 years. The result can be seen below.One piece of it has maybe more calories than a big bowl of salad ;)Of course you should try it in Black Forest. For best quality head for small...

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  • traditional clothes

    I don't know if it is possible to see women in these clothes. But in the shops you can find lots of dolls in the traditional Black Forest clothes - especially the hats.

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  • everywhere ...

    you will see these crucifixes. The region is rather traditional and religious. Some of these crucifixes are really beautiful

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Black Forest Warnings and Dangers

  • Lothar

    You know Lothar? It is a name for men. But what does Lothar has to do with the Black Forest? Well, on Christmas 1999, there was a storm in the Black Forest. The name of the storm was Lothar. This storm destroyed lots of trees, really lots of trees, which were so typically for the Black Forest, especially in the region of Baden Baden and in the...

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  • cuckoo clock

    This is not a real danger......If you are interested in a fun cuckoo clock, look in the pedestrian zone of Todtnau for a bakery. They sell cuckoo clocks of chocolate. For me, it could be a danger to eat these clocks........ lol

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  • Careful in the snow

    We were driving into the Forest from Baden-Baden and decided to park and go for a walk (which was great). Upon returning about 2 more inches of snow had fallen and were we had parked had a sheet of ice under the snow - the result was that we were stuck until another couple came along and helped up get the car out!!! But the good news is that this...

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Black Forest Tourist Traps

  • Titisee in winter ...

    Either you hate or like Titisee - go there and you will see why ;)Of course its a lovely location, but much of the beauty was destroyed by touristic influence. Its not a bad place to get a taste of the Black Forest if you dont have much time, but I promise there are many nicer places in Black Forest ...If you look for typical Black Forest souvenirs...

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  • Titisee

    This is a bit of a tourist trap in so far that coaches come from all over Europe to stop here and the tourists then buy the famous cuckoo-clocks you find everywhere. Nevertheless it still merits a visit for several reasons. In winter it is a skiing centre and often used as such in German competitions (also including dog-sledging). It also has a...

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Black Forest Off The Beaten Path

  • Heaven and hell are close to e.o. in...

    Hoellental (hell-valley) is the name of the narrow and quite rough valley, where in ancient times all of the transports had to go through, when they wanted to go from Titisee/Neustadt to Freiburg im Breisgau. At the end of that hell-valley they called a small village : Himmelreich (heaven), certainly because all of the troubles were over in that...

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  • great farmhouses in Hinterzarten

    Hinterzarten in the Black Forrest is a great place to see some interesting remains of the old, traditional Schwarzwald Farmhouses :The old Saw mill of Jockelehof is one of them, but most of the tourists will never find it, except they find it accidentally : It is at the very end of Winterhaldenweg, a street that is a one-way through the wide...

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  • Goethehaus & more in...

    Breitnau im Schwarzwald is an interesting place of history : 1) Hofgut Sternen in Breitnau ( about 15 km east of Freiburg im Breisgau ) is a place of history, because it was one of the places, where Marie Antoinette (the austrian princess and youngest daughter of empress Maria Theresia) had a rest and spent the night on her way to Paris, where she...

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Black Forest Sports & Outdoors

  • TDF in Germany - Dobel/Black Forest

    In 2005 the Tour de France was in the black Forest. So we went there early in the morning to watch them at Dobel. It was wonderful! We got up so early - you know, I like to sleep.... but sometimes there are things which are more important! hahahaha And when we arrived at Dobel, the first mountain of that etape, there were only few people. So we got...

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  • Toboggan

    There is a rather new toboggan run in Todtnau (2004) It was still closed when we were there, but since december it is in use. Must be a great pleasure. Next time, for sure, I will use it!

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  • climbing on the rocks

    There are lots of hiking tours, depending on your training. This is me hiking on the rocks of Karlsruher Grat.

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Black Forest Favorites

  • Good base to explore the Black Forest

    If you want to explore this area, I suggest you stay in a town called Gengenbach. It has lovely half-timbered houses, a historic walled town centre and is situated at the start of the Black Forest near Offenburg and Strasbourg. Good hotels, guesthouses and Inns are available and the town has lots of good restaurants. Check it out on:...

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  • cuckoo clocks in the black forest

    we are very happy with our cuckoo clock. In the Black Forest area there are tons of stores to find them but we were fortunate to enter Adolf Herrs place.Haus der Schwarzwalduhren (house of black forest clocks).when we enetered we were greeted by a german woman who spoke excellent english. she filled us in on the options for our clock, if we found...

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  • Find the views

    If you have never been to the area before (and especially if you don't have a car) I recommend that you stay in Freiburg and make daytrips up to Schauinsland or similar peaks for great views with easy access. I miss the clear mountain air and the great scenery with mountains and valleys.

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