Cuckoo clocks and kirsch cake, yes, of course! But of course the popular vacation region Black Forest with its magnificent mountain landscape has much more to offer. Peaks with fantastic views, legendary lakes, secluded villages with centuries-old Black Forest houses: Here, every walk becomes a voyage of discovery. A paradise for hikers and mountain bikers - and in winter, pistes and trails for skiing & cross-country skiing entice you. Fun and action for adventurous families are offered by many nature adventure and amusement parks.
SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR BLACK FOREST TRIP
On the Mehliskopf bobsleigh run you can whiz along a 1.013 m course at speeds of up to 40kmh on steel tracks. Also, to be found in the Mehliskopf: Ski slopes with snow-making facilities and Germany's largest high rope course.
Germany's largest waterfalls in the wild and romantic landscape of the Southern Black Forest. Accessible throughout the year, floodlit in the evenings. Plus: Cuckoo clock production, the Black Forest Museum, a nature park, a natural toboggan, ice skating on the mountain lake and much more.
Titisee and Schluchsee lakes
Enjoy the soothing peace that these lakes in the southern Black Forest exude while swimming, boating & hiking. Located at 850 m and formed by a glacier, many legends entwine around the Titisee.
Here you can explore the real force of nature up close - an impressive spectacle! The Wutachschlucht gorge is part of the Southern Black Forest nature park and has many animals and plants.
A family park which is great for all ages: Animals such as lynxes, reindeer and marmots, as well as attractions such as suspension bridges, a toboggan, a fairytale cinema and an ice world.
In about 20 minutes by train, you are in the middle of Strasbourg.
Alsace - Hotel Hanauerhof: just a stone's throw away.
Flower-decorated centuries-old half-timbered houses, stork nests on the roofs, quaint wine taverns - even in the European city of Strasbourg you will find this quaint charm in the alleys of the old town. Particularly picturesque villages where time seems to stand still are Colmar, Riquewihr and the round village of Equisheim.
Along the Alsace Wine Route, you'll taste wine in well-kept villages - and of course, nowhere does tarte flambée taste as good as in Alsace itself. Or how about Gugelhupf, Choucroute, Tarte aux pommes, Galettes de pomme de terre or Coq au vin?
For families with children, the Hochkönigsburg - Château Haut-Königsburg - with its nearby monkey forest, as well as the chocolate museum in Geispolsheim near Strasbourg are particularly worthwhile excursion destinations.
And for inexpensive shopping, the outlet shopping center in Roppenheim on the Rhine is recommended.