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Tours and Trips in The Black Forest Germany also called Schwarzwald in German

Harvest Season has begun

End of summer marks the beginning of the harvest season in our region. Many villages have started with the harvest of their grapes last week and the forecast is promising. If you happen to visit the Black Forest region right now – or within the next few weeks – make sure to participate in one of the famous ‘Weinwanderungen‘ – literally a ‘wine hike‘ in which thousands of people participate. They usually last a few kilometres and you will be equipped with a tasting glass and a map of the area. Every few kilometers there will be a wine-tasting station set up and local chefs create the appropriate appetizers, snacks and desserts to go with it. There is a shuttle service which will bring you back to your initial starting point. Besides the popular ‘wine hikes’ there are about a hundred wine festivals and other wine-related activities scheduled for the months of September and October. If you are lucky, you will even meet a wine princess. If you are not sure where to get started …

Mountain Coaster ride Black Forest

There are many mountain coasters in Germany and specifically in the Black Forest. Many of them aren’t that exciting. The one we really like is in the Southern Black Forest. The ride is almost 3 km long and super exciting with tons of sharp bends and a few mesmerising 360º turns. The best thing is that you are in charge of your own speed. This mountain coaster is something you shouldn’t miss during your Black Forest vacation. We usually try and make time for at least one coaster ride during our sightseeing tours. Contact us for more info. Fun!

Celebrations in the Black Forest

If you are not sure when to visit this area you might want to see if there is a public holiday during the time frame you are considering for your Black Forest vacation. If that’s the case if it always a good time to visit. Because public holidays usually mean that there are tons of celebrations going on all over the area. A quick look into the local events calendar will tell you in which town you can encounter a parade with people wearing traditional costumes or a procession of some sort. On Sundays there are festivals happening everywhere because people always find a reason to celebrate. (we also have an events calendar on our website which we update regularly) Last week we ran into a Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi) procession in a small town in the Black Forest which is famous for its approximately 1 km long Flower Carpet. Everyone in the town is supposed to get involved. The different streets in town get assigned a specific portion of the carpet. That means if you live …

Vote for the Black Forest Germany to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature

New7Wonders of Nature is an initiative started in 2007 when more than 440 locations in 220 countries were submitted to be considered as one of the ‘New7Wonders of Nature’, criteria to be a breathtakingly beautiful, natural place. In July 2009 it was announced that the BlackForest Germany is one of the elite 28 Official Finalists in this global election. It is expected that more than 1 billion people will participate in this poll over the next few months to vote for  the winner of the competition. Please help us in having  the Black Forest become one of the ‘New7Wonders of Nature’ by voting for it here.

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Black Forest Germany

1.The Black Forest is the warmest and sunniest region of Germany just minutes from Switzerland and Alsace, France. 2.With mountains, lakes and vineyards it is the ideal region for outdoor-enthusiasts. 3.We are fun outdoorsy Germans taking you on customized tours so you can experience this area like a local. You’d be Cuckoo not to visit the Black Forest.

Canival in the Black Forest

Carnival season in Germany has started  and the question is – why aren’t you heading over there? You don’t need to travel to Brazil to have the time of your life – carnival season in the Black Forest is known for being one of the most fun times of the year. It’s not the warmest time of the year, but for sure one big party time! Black Forest people are very proud of their traditions and try to make a point that their Fasnacht (as the Swabian-Alemannic carnival is called) is very different from any other region in Germany. Fasnacht season officially starts on January 6th. On Schmutziger Donnerstag (literally ‘Dirty Thursday’ – this year on February 11th) 6 days of crazy partying start in every  town. Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) represents the end of carnival season. During those 6 days kids are out of school and there is hardly a person not wearing some sort of costume. In some Black Forest towns more then 80,000 people get dressed up and cruise the streets all day …

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 …