All posts filed under: Towns of The Black Forest Germany

Join me on a weekly Freiburg Culinary Tour!

When traveling I always enjoyed attending one of the local culinary tours. Many times I was surprised to find out what the locals eat – very different from what tourists eat! I usually try to attend at least one culinary tour or cooking class when traveling. Over the past few months I have received quite a few inquiries regarding cooking classes in the Black Forest or Culinary Tours in Freiburg. I had a difficult time to actually locate (english-speaking) people who were able to offer what I was looking for! To make a long story short – after a lot of research (it required me to eat and drink my way through the Black Forest!) , meeting lots of local producers, farmers, cheese makers, chefs, coffee makeres, brewers, wine makers I finally decided Freiburg was ready for an English-speaking Culinary Tour! Join me on one of my weekly tours in Freiburg to find out where to locals eat and drink, which fruits and vegetables are in season, what local schnaps tastes, where to get the …

Beautiful Baden-Baden

Its a funny name, but who hasn’t heard of Baden-Baden…second-most beautiful city in the state, horse-racing, spas, casino, beautiful people, high-society, warm climate, lots of history, and considered the ‘smallest metropolis’ in the world. Visitors like Napoleon, Brahms, Dostojewski, Tolstoi, Queen Victoria and modern-day celebrities like Sean Connery and others have helped give Baden-Baden the reputation of the most elegant and sophisticated playground in Germany. In fact it seems like a town made for a James Bond movie, with its world-famous Casino, 5 star hotels. It seems we are not the only ones who feel that way. Baden-Baden review on Tripadvisor. Baden-Baden is also home to The International Horse Races, thermal spas Friedrichsbad and Caracalla, the Kurhaus, museums and some of the most beautiful 5 star hotels in the world. A visit to the Black Forest isn’t complete without having a walk around this town of only 54,000 residents. About that funny name; The Romans built the original hot spring baths here, parts of which can still be seen. “Bad” is German for “bath”. “Baden” …

Markgraeflerland? Never heard of it…..

The so-called area of Markgraeflerland is located at the southern end of the Black Forest. It’s the region between the Rhine and the mountains of the Black Forest, stretching from Freiburg to the Swiss border at Basle. The margraves of Baden who ruled here centuries ago gave this region its name. Markgraeflerland is often referred to as ‘Tuscany of Germany‘ – due to its mild, sunny climate, gourmet food and fine wines. The Baden Wine Road goes for miles and passes by dozens of wineries inviting you to some wine tastings. Wine festivals are being celebrated all over this area starting in late summer and lasting for weeks. The  Gutedel grapes are typical for this particular wine region in Germany and produce a light white wine, also known as Fendant (in Switzerland) or Chasselas (in France). Muenstertal is a beautiful valley in the Markgraeflerland with the monastery St Trudpert – its origins dating back to the 7th century and a must-see during your stay in the Black Forest. Today Muenstertal is a health resort stretching …

Freiburg – warmest and sunniest city in Germany

Considered the warmest and sunniest city in Germany, Freiburg is the perfect city to stay in while visiting the Black Forest. Freiburg is a well-known university town and has a population of about 200,000. Though heavily bombed in World War 2 the old town has been beautifullly restored and has preserved much of its medieval charm. Click on the pictures below to have a look yourself: Freiburg Freiburg is also considered the solar city and the greenest city in the world. Join one of our solar tours and see what we are doing to stay green!

The Black Forest? I knew it was somewhere…

The Black Forest (in German: Schwarzwald) is essentially composed of two densely wooded mountain ranges in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwestern Germany. About 200 kilometres (120 miles) long and 60 kilometres (37 miles) wide, the Black Forest encompasses an area of approximately 12,000 km2(4,600 sq mi). It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south and touches on France and Switzerland. The highest peak of the Black Forest is the so-called ‘Feldberg’ with an elevation of 1,493 metres (4,898 ft). The Black Forest is not only one of the most varied and beautiful, but also one of the biggest and best known holiday regions in Germany.Baden-Wuerttemberg with its 35 districts can broadly be divided into Baden and Wuerttemberg. At Black Forest Tours we specializes in touring Baden with its biggest attraction – the Black Forest. We also know our way around the wine regions Ortenau and Markgräflerland. And depending on your time we can also take you to the bordering Alsace region of France (castles, wineries) and Switzerland (Rhinefalls).