Visit the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Germany

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Lake Titisee in Black Forest (Schwarzwald)
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.

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Things to Do

  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • High altitude lake diving
  • Skiing (December and January only)
  • Mountain biking
  • Visit a medieval mine (Schaubergwerk)

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