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    Winter hiking in the Black Forest

    The Black Forest in winter is a dream travel destination. The numerous slopes are hidden under the snow and are an annual tourist highlight for winter sports enthusiasts. Here you can ski, practice downhill and cross-country skiing, but also tobogganing, winter hiking and even ice skating. All of this is offered here in the Black Forest during the winter. Book your suitable holiday apartment or holiday home in the middle of the forest and enjoy the winter peace and snow-covered treetops on a winter hike on one of the many beautiful winter hiking trails in the Black Forest.

    Winter in the northern Black Forest

    The northern Black Forest begins behind Baden-Baden and has beautiful little towns where you can spend your vacation in a quiet and secluded place. The Mummelsee is just one highlight that awaits you in winter . You can walk around this small lake and say hello to the gnomes and mermen. Here in the mountains you will discover many curiosities. You can find ice skating rinks in larger cities throughout the northern Black Forest. Visit the ice sports center at Entauenpark in Pforzheim, the Polarion ice stadium in Bad Liebenzell or the open-air artificial ice rink in Bühlertal and do your pirouettes. There are also opportunities to move on the ice in Baiersbronn and Offenburg. Once there is snow, you can also practice your cross-country skiing on cross-country ski trails and winter hiking trails in the northern Black Forest. The paths run from north to south and from west to east through the entire Black Forest and offer numerous attractions. If you want a change from winter sports, you can simply take the two well-known historic railways through the snowy landscape in the north. The Albtalbahn takes you from Ettlingen to Bad Herrenalb. The Achertalbahn runs from Achern to Ottenhöfen. Especially at Christmas you shouldn't miss the famous "Castle Christmases". The Karlsruhe Castle and the two castles in beautiful Baden-Baden are on the list for this.

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    Winter hikes in the snow of the southern Black Forest

    The area around Lake Titisee and Feldberg is often used by winter sports enthusiasts for a balanced winter holiday. In addition to winter hiking and snowshoeing, you can also enjoy downhill skiing here. The Feldberg is probably the largest ski area in the entire Black Forest. This is also the highest mountain in the low mountain range with a height of up to 1500 m. Here you can easily use the nature park for a winter hike or ski down the slopes. Every year the Feldberg region is considered the most important winter sports region in the entire Black Forest. If the loneliness bothers you, you can take a look at the city of Freiburg in the south, which is located right next to its local mountain, the Schauinsland. There is a lot to see in Freiburg even in winter, it is also the warmest region in Germany and you can still use numerous ski areas. In Titisee-Neustadt you will find a toboggan run and for the really brave there is the Hochfirst ski jump, which is used for ski jumping. Even further south on Schluchsee is the town of Lenzkirch with its toboggan run and numerous of the 2000 km long cross-country ski trails, as well as three of a total of 200 ski lifts that are located throughout the Black Forest. Winter sports are also very important here. In addition to the well-known sport, you can usually find snow tubing or rides in a snowmobile, which can be a lot of fun.

    An absolute highlight is a winter hike, whether organized as a snowshoe hike or not.

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    Find the right holiday home for your winter hike here

    Throughout the Black Forest you will find beautiful holiday apartments and holiday homes for your stress-free and well-deserved vacation. The houses can have different locations. From small huts in the middle of the forest, which you can only reach on foot, to larger houses in the towns of Titisee-Neustadt, St. Blasien, Lenzkirch, Freiburg, Pforzheim and Offenburg. All of these offer numerous comforts, such as a sauna, whirlpool, spacious living areas and occasionally even terraces and gardens for grilling. Each holiday home is equipped with a fireplace for the winter and when the fire crackles there in the evening, there is a rustic feeling and winter atmosphere. The kitchens of all holiday homes are fully equipped and you can prepare extensive meals.

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