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Black Forest Day Trip

Exploring the Black Forest on a Fairy Tale Tour

With our Fairy Tale Tour you are in for a treat! A little bit of walking is expected from you. But no worries – if you are able to walk 2,5 km (1.5 miles), then our Fairy Tale Walk should be perfect for you- good shoes are essential though! After a drive through the Black Forest and an introduction to some of the local myths we will be greeted by one of our fairy tale tellers. We will meet with several fairys on our walk through the woods where we hear more about the dark secrets of the Black Forest. Our Fairy Tale Guide is an experienced local who knows the area and its fairy tales like nobody else. Our Fairy Tale Tours focus on the myths and legends of the Black Forest. They are fun for both – adults and kids. Many visitors ask if there are any regular scheduled Fairy Tale Tours they can join. The answer is no. All our Fairy Tale Tours are private tours – set up just for you.

Mummel…what?

Our trip through the Northern Black Forest continues and the question today is…..what and where the heck is Mummelsee? And no – it’s not a spelling error, this is the lake’s real name. According to a legend, the Mummelsee is inhabited by a Nix and the underwater king of the Mummelsee. The king lives beneath the water and dragged down women to his underwater kingdom many years ago. Mummelsee is located in the Northern Black Forest – a straight 40 minute on the Black Forest High Road between Freudenstadt and Baden-Baden. The Hornisgrinde mountain (the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest) overlooks lakes Mummelsee and provides an unbelievably scenic background. The lake is a very popular destination for tourists and people who want to get out of town on the weekend. Right now the lake is still frozen but the brand new Mummelsee hotel is a good place to stop and warm up. Take in the scenery from a comfy chair and enjoy the view while sipping a good glass of wine (or tea …

Lakes in the Black Forest

Today is probably not the best day to give a quick overview on some of the lakes in the Black Forest – considering that we are in the middle of fall! The first snow is here and Feldberg is covered in 15 cm of white fluffy snow. But why not start dreaming of hot summer days to spend on the shore of a nice cool lake? So here we go: A visit to the Black Forest is not complete unless you’ve been to lake Titisee.  It is the largest natural lake in The Black Forest, Titisee is THE hot spot in the Black Forest – a high altitude spa resort with plenty of fancy hotels and exclusive shops. It caters to al classes whether you just wanting to shop, or you are seeking wellness, relaxation and the outdoors. Nearby Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) is the nearest larger natural lake, but its not located in The Black Forest. It is however ideally located on the route between Munich (think Neuschwanstein castle) and The Black Forest. …

Blackforest Germany Tours Overview

Many people don’t know what The Black Forest is. Many think its an entertainment park like Disneyland or Europa Park. The Romans gave the name to the region while building roads skirting this mountain range next to the Rhine River. The people they encountered here living in this densely forested area were impossible to conquer. Caesar called the area and the people “Germania”. They were so fierce, the Roman Caesars later employed them as body guards. They became the stuff of legends. 2000 years later, The Black Forest defines the mountainous region in the southwestern corner of Germany. Locals generally view the region as North, Central and South because the terrain and weather differ among these 3 areas. Today about 60% of the land is densely forested mountains. The peaks hide castle ruins, with waterfalls in the steep ravines that run down to the valley below – the type of dark forest most often imagined in the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. But its not all dark. There is also a lot of open country, particularly in …

Guided Day Tours in The Black Forest Germany

Are you looking for a tour guide? Do you need help organizing a group tour? Black Forest Tours caters to English-speaking visitors planning a trip to the Black Forest and surrounding area of Switzerland and Alsace. Find out how Black Forest Tours can help with your specific travel need. If you don’t see yourself on a bus with 50 other people, hitting every tourist spot whether you like it or not, you have found the right partner. I listen to your wants and needs, then provide options from which you can choose at a pace appropriate for you.  Flexibility – so that you can experience The Black Forest like a local.  Read more about me or get in touch with a specific inquiry. With a focus on incoming travel from abroad I work with an extensive network of local partners to make your visit to the Black Forest memorable. Whether you are looking for a unique travel experience for yourself, or a customized day tour of the Black Forest for your family, or a company …

Alsace Tours

Everyone is talking about Alsace! So why not spend a day over there in France while vacationing in the Black Forest? We show you beautiful medieval villages, some must-see touristy places (if desired),  make you taste the local food – cheeses, pastries, breads, desserts, wines, talk about history, the culture, show you scenic photo stops, visit some castles, put an focus on  WW1 or WW2 and much more. If you have a specific request about Alsace, please contact us Good to know: Alsace Tours can be booked from April – October. Our Guided Tours and Driver-Only tours last 8 hours and start/end in the Black Forest. Wanting to see both, the Black Forest and Alsace in a day? It is also very easy to combine a Black Forest tour with a taste of Alsace: In the morning we head over to France where a guide shows you one of the famous medieval towns. After we grab a quick bite to eat we head back to the Black Forest for a short visit. You get to see …