The Black Forest
Europe's most charming forest landscapes
- Enjoy idyllic landscapes and charming hamlets.
- Take the opportunity to discover most southwestern Germany.
- Excellent prices and good services and communications.
- Perfect for families traveling with kids.
- Great territoryl for soft walking or biking routes.
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- Visit spas, one of the main attractions of the Black Forest. The most recommended is Baden Baden.
- A day at the famousLake Constance and the surrounding villages as Meersburg and Konstanz or Mainaues Island.
- Trekking or bike tours the area around your accommodation. The setting is unrivaled.
- Heildeberg City. You will want to come back to school.
The Black Forest is a mountain range with dense forests located southwest of Germany, in the Land of Baden-Württemberg. This mountainous region is a natural tourist spot famous for its idyllic landscapes and charming villages. But it is also a place with a great location and fast communications discover the most interesting places in southwestern Germany. Most of the region cultivates and preserves the traditions and customs typical of the Black Forest. On the occasion of celebrations or social events you can still see many women wearing their traditional costumes with hats with big red balls on the ends. The Black Forest is known for its spa towns such as Baden-Baden, the typical houses of the peasants with a distinctive roof spoiler, the Black Forest cake, the Black Forest ham, brandy of cherry called Kirschwasser and cuckoo clocks. Rural tourism is very important in the area, offering full natural landscapes in the centre continental Europe, the outdoors and sports such as hiking or biking (plenty of clearly marked paths) and the Black Forest High Route. Among the highlights there are the Triberg waterfalls, and the Europa Park in Rust. In Donaueschingen, Furtwangen you can see the source of the river Danube. Another tourist attraction is the natural environment and the lakes of Schluchsee and Titisee. Also climbing to the highest mountain in the Black Forest, the Feldberg (1,493 m), is very popular. The Farmhouses Outdoor Museum, the Cuckoo clock Museum or the cities of Freiburg and Freudenstadt are the cultural highlights. But besides the Black Forest is an excellent base from which to visit interesting places in the vicinity such as Alsace, Stuttgart, Heidelberg or Lake Constance. The following itinerary is a suggestion of excursions and visits you can do while staying in the Black Forest:
Day 1: Flight to Stuttgart.
Check-in at your home airport 90 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight to Stuttgart. Upon arrival at Stuttgart Airport pick-up the rental car you will use the whole week. Drive to the Black Forest where your acommodation is located. Check-in and first night in the Black Forest.
Day 2: Northern Black Forest.
The northern area can be covered with a route of less than 300 km during which you will continually discover highlights amidst spectacular scenary. Among them: Alpirsbach Church, Market Square in Schiltach, the outdoor museum of Black Forest, Route of the ridges ending in the famous resort of Baden-Baden and the Museum of cuckoo clocks.
Day 3: Alsace.
Although now part of France, Alsace is a region closely linked to the Black Forest and only separated from Germany by the Rhine. You can visit in a day trip Alsace´s main cities: Colmar, a charming old town, and Strasbourg, the capital of Europe, with a beautiful cathedral and the "Petite France" quarter meandering by waterways.
Day 4: Stuttgart.
The capital of Baden-Württemberg, gateway to the Black Forest, is one of the most amazing cities in the country. Easygoing and fun, it is surrounded by green mountains and parks abound in its center. You should not miss the new Mercedes and Porsche Museums, the State Gallery, the Museum Linden and lively shopping streets. Near the center there is the spectacular Palace and Gardens of Ludwigsburg.
Day 5: Lake Constance.
The Bodensee or Lake Constance is the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is an amazing natural feature (more a sea than a lake). It is surrounded by many highlights a short drive away from the Black Forest. En route you can visit the sources of the Danube and the Rhine Waterfalls. And, once in the lake, beautiful villages such as Konstanz or Meersburg and Mainau Island, with a famous botanical garden.
Day 6: The Upper Black Forest.
South of the Black Forest there are the highest peaks and the thickest forests in the region. The route of the Upper Black Forest some 200 km allows to visit Triberg waterfalls, the ancient city of Emmedingen, the fabulous old town and the cathedral of Freiburg, Titisee Lake and the magnificent scenary that can be seen from the top of the Feldberg and Belchen mountains.
Day 7: Active Tourism or Heidelberg.
We recommend to spend at least one day enjoying the beautiful surroundings of your accommodation either walking or cycling. Alternatively, if you are traveling with children, you can not miss the spectacular theme park Europa Park. Or, if you prefer more tourism, you can visit one of the most beautiful cities in Germany: Heidelberg, around 90 minutes from the Black Forest.
Day 8: Flight back home
Leave the Black Forest with enough time to reach Stuttgart Airport around 120 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight. Drop-off the rental car and check-in to your flight back home. Arrival and end of the trip.
Our prices include return flight tickets and all the supplement taxes such as airpot taxes, fuel surcharge and credit card processing fees.
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