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Many people ask us what is the best time to visit The Black Forest? The answer is anytime. It depends on what you want to see. Many people prefer to avoid the tourist crowds of the summer. Some people want to experience the Christmas markets which are open in December. Some people just want to play in the snow! So it really depends on you. If you ask because you are seeking the perfect weather, we have a page about the weather and some of the things you can do in each season. There is no perfect time to visit The Black Forest because it has something to offer in every season. Rain and snow are always an unpredictable possibility you will want to keep in mind when you book a tour. But even rain or snow can be enjoyable.
Carnival Season in Germany is coming to an end this week. This past weekend celebrations and carnival parades were held in almost every town in the Black Forest. Like thousands of other people we visited the ‘Schuttige Umzug‘ in the Black Forest town of Elzach which is considered one of the highlights of the Swabian-Alemanic carnival. In the evening hundreds of scary-looking ‘Schuttige‘ walk through town carrying torches and a curious balloon-like device. It is traditional that the Schuttige hit the spectators with this balloon-like thing, which is made from leather, making a loud banging sound while doing no harm. The device is actually a pig bladder filled with air. The Schuttige meet at the townsquare and dance around a bonfire, celebrating throughout the night. For more picture on the Parade in Elzach visit our photo gallery.
The Black Forest is a year round tourist destination. The average temperature ranges from about 74°F (23°C) in July to 28°F (-2°C) in January, but there have been some years when temperatures have gone below 0°F (-15°C) or above 95°F (35°C). If you are not sure when to come visit, read on. Spring can be a good season for visiting. Be prepared for rain. Summer is the ideal time to visit if you like to spend most of your day outside. We have hot summer days and warm nights, many times a thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. Summer storms are pretty frequent, heavy and short, with the months June through August seeing the most precipitation. Fall is a good time to come visit. The weather is cooler, but usually still pretty nice. Not hot, but warm days. You need to be prepared for rain. Fall is the best time for a Winery our Harvest Tour. It’s a great time to attend wine festivals or other traditional festivities. It’s still a good time for mountain …