Does the Black Forest really exist?
Yes, it does! And in reality the Black Forest is not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the biggest and best known holiday regions in Germany. Three distinctive features give this region its unique character: its highlands, scenery and woods, the typical Black Forest Cake made with local cherry schnapps (called Kirschwasser in german) and the traditional cuckoo-clock.
Situated at the entry to the Black Forest lies Freiburg, a city not only known as the ‘capital of the Black Forest’ but also being referred to as the ‘Sunshine Capital of Germany’ – the sunniest and warmest city in Germany according to meteorological statistics. With the most hours of sunshine and the warmest climate in Germany the weather of this region makes it easy to spend an entire summer outdoors hiking, mountain-biking, nordic walking, relaxing in a beer garden or at one of the many well-known wineries and restaurants.
There is always something to do in the Black Forest no matter what season of the year you are visiting. If you live an active lifestyle and like the outdoors, this is the right place for you to be. Mountain-biking, paragliding, hiking, bicycling, rock-climbing, skiing – we have it. If you are looking for a relaxed vacation a sightseeing tour or visit to one of the many spas might be right thing to do. And remember – if you don’t feel like doing anything – walk to the nearest cafe, sit back, relax – and enjoy a piece of Black Forest Cake!
Some of the best restaurants in Germany are also located in the Black Forest, with hundreds of guest houses, restaurants and hotels having been decorated with stars, diamonds and other gourmet awards.