Dreamy, playful and hopelessly romantic
With an area of approx. 11.000 km² the Black Forest is one of the largest holiday regions in Germany.Traditions are lovingly maintained. Numerous localities have maintained their historic character and give insights in ancient customs. The multitude of Black Forest houses are a typical sight, some of which even house a Youth Hostel. Apart from the natural wonders, art monuments such as the Freiburger Münster (chathedral) and the minster in St. Blasien, with Europe’s third largest dome, never seize to amaze. Europe‘s former “summer capital” Baden-Baden exudes a hint of Belle Èpoque and high nobility. The “Vogtsbauernhof”, an open-air museum, includes Black Forest houses spanning several centuries.
Perfect setting for your holidays
Spectacular waterfalls and canyons provide the perfect setting for your Black Forest Holidays. The dark fir forest - exhilarating. The high mountains with sun-kissed summits-stimulatory. The blooming meadow valleys and blue lakes – picturesque. Whether you want to go climbing, canoeing, paragliding, snowshoe hiking, practice archery or take ski lessons – the Black Forest provide limitless possibilities. The Youth Hostels are located centrally and offer respective programs.
Holiday region with Superlatives
- With 1493 m the Feldberg is the highest summit of all german low mountain range. In Winter it is the largest connected skiing area outside the Alpine region with 52 lifts, 300 km cross-country ski trails and winter trails.
- The Schluchsee and the Titisee are the biggest lakes in the Black Forest for lovers of water sports and sun seekers. The lakes are a popular tourist destination at any time of the year.
- With 3.600 m the Schauinsland cable car is the longest gondola cableway in Germany
- The Rheinfall in Schaffhausen is the biggest waterfall in Europe
- With a high of 163 m the Waterfalls in Triberg are the highest Waterfalls in Germany.
- In Triberg you will find the world's largest running cuckoo clock
- The Tavern „Zum Roten Bären“ in Freiburg welcomes its guests in the oldest tavern Germanys.
- The 1. Skilift of the world has been build in Schollach in the Central Black Forest.
- The Hinterwald downhill ski run is with 9,3 km the longest ski slope in Germany.