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Winter Tours in The Black Forest Germany

The Black Forest Germany

When Is The Best Time To Visit The Black Forest Germany

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.

Visiting The Black Forest In Winter?

Many people ask me if it is a good idea to visit the Black Forest in winter. Will there be snow? Will it be cold? Is there anything to do during winter? Is it safe driving in winter? The answer if you should or should not visit in winter is easy: it all depends. Official Black Forest Winter Tour Page Within minutes you can walk in the snow, go on a snowshoeing tour, rent skies or sit in one of the hot thermal baths surrounded by snow. If you are used to drive in winter conditions you should not have a problem driving here. It is often a good idea to carry along some snow chains if you are driving in the mountains. Alternatively you can also take the train to get up into the mountains. This is the easiest and most often fastest way to get to the top of the Black Forest and its ski areas. Do you want to visit some of the local attractions? You need to be aware that many …

Carnival Season is Coming to an End

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.

We also offer tours during winter time

If you happen to visit this area in winter keep in mind that we offer several tours. Depending on the weather conditions, we take you snowshoeing, downhill skiing, snowboarding or snow kiting. If you have never down any winter sports, we are happy to book an instructor for you who will teach you the basics.  We are a fun group of people, everyone speaks English and is eager to show you why it’s worth coming to the Black Forest during winter. Here are some photos from our recent snowboarding and snowshoe tour.

World’s first ski lift was built in the Black Forest

You’ve heard about people going skiing in the Alps, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France and many other places. But skiing in the Black Forest? It is true indeed. With the highest mountain in Germany (outside of the Alps) the Black Forest is the birthplace of skiing in mid-Europe. The first ski club was founded here, in 1892 the first wooden skis were manufactured right here and in 1906 world’s first ski lift – powered by the local water mill – was built in the town of Schollach. The big mountain we are referring to is called Feldberg and is 1,493 metres high. Except for the German Alps to the east, the Feldberg region is the biggest skiing resort in Germany. Today there are more than 28 ski lifts and over 50 km of trails. If you aren’t into downhill skiing you can find tons of trails for cross-country skiing and go snowboarding or snow-shoeing and snowkiting.  You can also attend a dog sled race or watch a ski jump competition at one of the many ski …

When Should I Visit The Black Forest Germany?

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 …