The Black Forest is known and popular nationwide as one of the most beautiful and quiet recreational areas in Germany. Located in the south of the state of Baden-Württemberg, there are small, dreamy places between dense forests. For adventurous guests, the area offers many opportunities for hiking, exploring and relaxing.
There are a variety of starting points for traveling if you are interested in a vacation for couples or a vacation for lovers :
On an area of 11,100 km², in addition to the extensive forest landscapes that give it its name, the Black Forest contains hills and mountains up to 1,493 meters high. The Feldberg is the highest point of the low mountain range, which stretches for 160 kilometers, sometimes more and sometimes less hilly. There are almost 24,000 kilometers of signposted hiking trails to hike here. Many of them bear the “Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of quality from the German Hiking Association and offer the opportunity to explore the area in a unique way on comfortable paths that are secured and regularly checked. In addition to the individually plannable tour, for which you should book a holiday home or holiday apartment nearby in advance, hiking packages are also offered, which provide hotels as accommodation for a fixed price and transport the hikers' luggage from hotel to hotel.
In addition to the premium and quality hiking trails, there are also many modern cycle paths here, which are ideal not only for mountain bikers, but also for racing bikes or leisurely excursions along picturesque panoramas. Whether on a touring bike or on an e-bike, adventurous active holidaymakers get their money's worth on the routes in the Black Forest.
The official tourism website of the Schwarzwald region-Tourismus.info offers holidaymakers who want to take an active holiday the opportunity to plan their tours in advance using interactive maps and provides information about the nature of the hiking trails and cycle paths.
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No matter how you imagine your vacation, whether in a hotel or in a holiday home. Whether characterized by hikes and sports, or a leisurely stroll in the small towns and historic places in the region, relaxation should not be neglected. As a tourism region with a history and a future, the Black Forest offers excellent accommodation. Especially in the higher price segment, you can often find the absolute dream property when choosing a holiday apartment or holiday home.
For holidaymakers traveling in a group or with the whole family, renting a holiday home is more suitable than staying overnight in a hotel.
If you want a “green” holiday, the modern organic holiday homes and apartments near Biberach in the Kinzigtal are an ideal insider tip. Here the traditional wooden construction of the Black Forest is combined with the functionality of modern living. The fully furnished organic house with modern kitchen, WiFi, LCD television and stone seating area with charcoal grill is completely powered by renewable energy. The eco holiday apartment with a 2-story living area offers the same comfort as the house, both properties are non-smoking and can be booked from EUR 80 per night. Grocery delivery and breakfast basket can each be booked for absolute convenience.
Things are a little more traditional in the historic tanner's house in Alpirsbach. The house, built in 1783, boasts homely comfort in a classic Black Forest ambience. Anyone who likes the typical wooden furnishings will feel at home here. The house is also furnished for families and offers child-friendly furniture such as a travel cot, high chair and toys. A modern bathroom, beautiful living and dining areas and the proximity to excursion destinations in the area such as the brewery and the monastery church make your stay here an experience.
In all regions of the Black Forest you can find unique and cozy accommodation for families and groups who travel together to explore the surrounding area. The Holzhaus Fronwald, the Landhaus Seewald and the Dieboldsberg holiday homes offer excellent starting points for hiking tours and excursions.
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In addition to the green nature, the region has a rich history and a wide range of cultural events to offer. The centuries-old history of the Black Forest is very rural and often focuses on farming and craft traditions. The most authentic way to experience this tradition is in the Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum in Gutach on the Black Forest Railway. Original Black Forest houses from the 16th century were rebuilt here. Extras demonstrate life on the farm of this era. The traditional costumes of the Black Forest can also be admired here. The characteristic Bollenhut and the peasant clothes are now mainly presented on regional holidays.
In Schiltach, the Schüttesäge Museum provides an insight into the region's wood processing history, and numerous mines, for example in Oberwolfach and Haslach, offer guided tours through old tunnels. A very special experience for the whole family is a ride on one of the historic Black Forest trains. These steam locomotives not only offer a journey through the beautiful landscape along various panoramic routes, but also the ancient charm of traveling on steam trains.
There are also numerous castles and palace complexes across the region, such as the old castle of the Lords of Schönau in Wehr, or Baden Castle. Many small towns and villages invite you to discover historical buildings, monuments, old mills and picturesque hotels and parks on vacation. Interested visitors will always find new favorite corners for their vacation in this diverse region.