Visit the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Germany
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Lake Titisee in Black Forest (Schwarzwald)
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The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) is in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
The Black Forest / Schwarzwald is a mountainous terrain at about 200 - 1500 meters above sea level, the highest hill being the Feldberg (Feldberg vacation rentals | Feldberg travel guide) at 1493 m. The Black Forest / Schwarzwald region of Germany is famous for its cuckoo clocks, watchmaking, skiing and tourism. There is a large high-tech light engineering industry in the region stemming from the gold-mining and watchmaking days. Almost all tourists are from Germany and Switzerland; the region's tourist industry is therefore not well equipped to deal with guests who don't speak German (have your German dictionary handy).
The most important destination in the Black Forest / Schwarzwald is called, interestingly, Titisee, which is a medium-sized lake with associated tourist village (Titisee-Neustadt) and hotels, with very nice views and generally very relaxed and healthy activities. From here it is a short journey to Lake Constance and the city of Konstanz (Konstanz vacation rentals | Konstanz travel guide), or to see the Rhein Waterfall at Neuhausen in Switzerland.
Popular Cities in the Black Forest / Schwarzwald of Germany
- Freiburg -- the
Jewel of the Black Forest
- Bonndorf (Bonndorf vacation rentals | Bonndorf travel guide) im Schwarzwald -- famous for its Shrovetide museum
- Pforzheim (Pforzheim vacation rentals | Pforzheim travel guide) -- the "Gateway to Black Forest"
- Baden-Baden -- world famous spa town
- Schiltach (Schiltach vacation rentals | Schiltach travel guide)
- Gengenbach (Gengenbach vacation rentals | Gengenbach travel guide)
Things to Do
- Water sports
- High altitude lake diving
- Skiing (December and January only)
- Mountain biking
- Visit a medieval mine (
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