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Black Forest Hiking Tours Germans claim that hiking was invented in the Black Forest in the mid-1800s

Hiking The Black Forest Germany

Introducing The Black Forest Trail

I am very excited to announce the latest addition to our hiking packages – the Black Forest Trail. As our repeat customers know, we have offered the Red Deer Trail for several years. It has been a very popular package for serious hikers seeking to really immerse themselves in nature. But 5 days of long trails was too much for many of you, who wanted something shorter and not so remote. You still wanted the convenience of luggage transport to your next hotel, and you still wanted nice accommodations. I heard you! And after searching for the perfect alternative, I think I have assembled the perfect hiking package. I certainly have enjoyed putting it together for you. My Black Forest Trail Hike run partially along a section of the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail (in Spain), which is pretty cool. While seeking that perfect balance of nature, food, accommodations, I have woven together some other fantastic trails and short-cuts that were either more beautiful or included some fantastic features; like Schnapps fountains and cozy Gasthaus-Restaurants. …

Hiking with a Guide

If you don’t want to worry about maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a local guide who takes you on a Black Forest hike, Our Guided Black Forest Hikes are laid out as half-day tours starting and ending in the Lake Titisee area.  Take the train (or car) on your own from Freiburg. Our hiking guides will meet you at the train station up in the mountains. You will hike one of the prettiest valleys in the Southern Black Forest. It is a very popular hike with locals. The hike itself is about 8 km. The hike can also be extended to cover a longer distance. Besides the classic, dark Black Forest gorge hike next to waterfalls, you get a lot of Black Forest history, a few touristy things, the oldest chapel in the Black Forest, the areas largest cuckoo clock and the option to have a beer in a typical Black Forest inn. This hike takes you down into a valley famous for its ancient mills that made everything from rope to spoons. You …

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 …