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To the south-west of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Black Forest, Germany’s highest secondary mountain range, extends across 100 miles. City travellers will find many things to do in large spruce forests and on the shores of crystal-clear lakes in summer and in winter. Activities on offer: Hiking, swimming and all types of water sports are just as popular as downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Fans of winter sports especially appreciate the ski resort Feldberg on the slopes of the highest mountain of the area, measuring more than 1,500 yards and spoiling visitors with great pistes and modern lifts. One of the most popular skiing trails runs from the peak of Feldberg mountain via the Immisberg mountain to the northwest.
Adventurous hiking paths along picturesque Black Forest farms will lead you to the Wutachschlucht gorge with spectacular cliffs rising more than 175 yards high and to the Titisee Lake, one of the most popular destinations for travellers on a city trip in the Black Forest. Cosy hotels and holiday homes await here. Wind surfers and sailors will feel right at home on the lake. A breathtaking hiking path leads to the Triberg waterfalls. The Gutach river plunges down more than 165 yards. The little town of Alpirsbach is at the centre of the romantic setting in the Kinzig valley. While on your mini-break, be sure to visit the Romance abbey Kloster Alpirsbach. The former Benedictine Abbey impresses with a three-naved basilica dedicated to St. Nicholas and built in 1133. On the inside of the church, marvel at delicate sculptures, a precious high altar shrine and artistic epitaphs.
One of the highlights during a city trip to the Black Forest is Castle Altensteig. Built as a fortress in the 13th century, the castle proudly sits atop a village made of half-timbered buildings on the upper course of the Nagold river. Inside the defiant walls, the local history museum invites you to marvel at the exhibits across four stories. Among them, you will find significant archaeological finds from the Nagold valley, a scale model of the historical narrow-gauge railway “Altensteigerle” and a late Gothic timber structure with masterly carvings. Throughout the year, the castle is home to exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances and festivals which draw a high number of visitors. The Altensteiger Jester Meet in early July is extremely popular.
In the Ortenau region on the western rim of the Black Forest, the municipality of Rust awaits with the largest adventure park in Germany. While on your short trip, enjoy more than 100 attractions and exciting shows. The Europa Park Rust opened in 1975 and impresses with eleven roller coasters, among them the Silver Star with top speeds of 80 mph and the first water roller coaster in Europe. Recurring events, such as cabarets, dance performances, acrobatics and magic shows regularly impress international guests. The Euro Dance Festival in February draws crowds of dancing fans from all over the world.
A: Why spend time waiting on public transportation when you could be cruising in your own rental car? Whether you're heading to Karlsruhe, Freiburg im Breisgau or another major city, a car is one of the best ways to soak up the sights. If you're heading out into the region of Baden-Wuerttemberg or even farther afield, a rental makes even more sense. For Cheap Car Hire in Black Forest, Expedia should be your first port of call.
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A: There are tons of opportunities when exploring Karlsruhe. If you're not sure where to begin, make your way to Kaiserstraße, Karlsruhe Convention Centre and Wildparkstadion.
If in Freiburg im Breisgau, you'll have fun at Bachle and University Church. Freiburg’s Exhibition and Conference Centre is also an in-demand choice.
And if your final destination is in Pforzheim, we'd recommend exploring Jewellery Museum Pforzheim, Theatre Pforzheim and Alpengarten Pforzheim.
Beautiful new hotel. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Great place to stay if you plan on going to Europa Park, as it's a straight shot to the park from the hotel. I would definitely stay here again.
Very good value-for-money accommodation in a well situated hotel. Small rooms but modern, clean and well appointed.
About a five to ten minute walk from the train station and easy to find. Staff at front desk very pleasant and helpful. My hasband and I booked a triple room as that was all that was available and it was very crammed with the bedding configuration. Also noisy at times as we were on a corner near ...
This hotel is comfortable and convenient. Freiburg is a beautiful city in this southern part of Germany, with lots to see and do. The staff of the hotel were especially helpful.
Location is perfect. Staff is wonderful and the property is beautiful!
We had to make a last minute decision and this seemed like the easiest one. The hotel was great, It was right on top of a mall
I really liked the hotel. Very good location. Rooms were also good. Awesome breakfast. There is 24X7 convenience store as well. Walking distance to all restaurants and a famous church. We had booked a car and dropping station was just next to the hotel.
Excellent choice for europa park visitors. Walk across the street from the hotel and you are in the park entrance. The hotel also has an included breakfast which was adequate. I was a late evening arrival so when I arrived I did as instructed, entered a code into a box. Which produced me with a metal ...