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A travel guide about the Black Forest on the Internet

The Black Forest is the largest forest in Germany. It is also the largest in area as well as the highest low mountain range. The highest peak of the Black Forest, the Feldberg, is the highest mountain in Germany outside the Alps. The Black Forest is located in the extreme south-west of Germany and Baden-Württemberg. Its foothills in the Rhine Valley are the warmest region in Germany. On the other hand, in the Upper Black Forest there are several months of frost every year and very good conditions for many winter sports.

Small chapel in the Black Forest (Germany)

For the time being, this Internet travel guide is aimed at the southern Black Forest region. Later, travel information about the central and northern Black Forest will be added. In the southern Black Forest lies the heart of the low mountain range, the so-called Upper Black Forest. Here are the highest mountains. Both in summer and winter, this area attracts more tourists than any other region of the Black Forest. Here are the famous and big tourist places like Titisee, Hinterzarten or Schluchsee. Nowhere is the landscape more spectacular than in the Upper Black Forest. High forested mountains and valleys as well as deep blue lakes define the region. Here are also the major winter sports centers in the Black Forest, the largest in Germany outside the Alps.

Walking Path through the Black Forest

Located in Baden-Württemberg, the Black Forest is the highest low mountain range in Germany. The region offers tourists a varied offer of culture, sports activities and’ relaxation opportunities. The most popular are hiking trips on the well-maintained trails of the mountains over 1000 meters high. The most famous route is the Westweg, which is steep.

Beginners prefer to use the wine trails and circular paths. Numerous panoramic mountains such as the Kandel, the Schauinsland and the Hornisgrinde offer vacationers breathtaking views of the region. Excursion destinations such as Lake Titisee and Lake Schuchsee also offer the opportunity to practice water sports such as windsurfing and diving.Those who prefer to relax will find numerous thermal baths and wellness hotels with various massage and beauty services. There, tourists can also indulge in regional delicacies such as Black Forest cake or smoked Black Forest ham.

Anyone vacationing in the region should definitely plan a trip to Baden-Baden. The fastest and most eventful way to get there is by the Black Forest Railroad. The world-famous spa, which was already praised by the Romans 2000 years ago, offers visitors a wide variety of activities. Local attractions of Baden-Baden are the spa facilities, the Trinkhalle, the casino, the Festspielhaus and the New Castle which towers high above the city.

The Black Forest has something for almost everyone. On the one hand, there are the good hiking opportunities and the good, forest-smelling air. Furthermore, there are many health resorts, museums and cultural events. Customs are very important in the Black Forest. Also the good food, and many excellent hotels and restaurants with affordable prices are a reason for a vacation in the Black Forest. Day trips to interesting cities such as Freiburg, Basel, Bad Säckingen or Baden-Baden can be ideally combined with a Black Forest vacation. In addition, there are plenty of sports opportunities in the Black Forest. A trip to the adventure park Rust in for some Black Forest tourists a vacation highlight. Last but not least, farm vacations and other forms of eco-vacation are becoming increasingly popular.