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Cuckoo clocks, hiking trails, thermal springs and artisan glass blowing, all in Germany’s Black Forest

A heavily forested mountain range in southwest Germany, the Black Forest offers gentle green slopes, seemingly countless hiking trails and naturally occurring hot springs. Now the home of Black Forest cake, Black Forest ham and cuckoo clocks, the region was historically known for its large ore deposits and mining. Due to the regular rainfall, the dense trees hold onto moisture, eventually releasing a mist that rises from the treetops, evoking an enchanted feeling.

Our specialists have visited the Black Forest end-to-end, from hiking trails and spas in the smaller resort towns, to the urban city of Freiburg. They’ve seen it all, and can help you plan a trip based on your interests, whether it’s taking a glass-blowing workshop, soaking in the thermal baths or visiting Vogstbauernhöfe, an open-air museum featuring a reinvented farm from 1612.

Freiburg is the biggest city in the Black Forest, and we can arrange for you to experience its popular farmers’ market with a private guide. Or you may prefer to visit the town of Hofgut Sternen to get the full Black Forest experience. Here, you can take part in glass blowing, make traditional Black Forest meals and watch a cuckoo clock demonstration.

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Places to visit in the Black Forest

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Black Forest, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Map of the Black Forest

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Black Forest

    Accommodation choices for the Black Forest

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Black Forest. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Balcony view, Treschers Schwarzwald Romantikhotel Am See

      Treschers Schwarzwaldhotel am See

      First Class

      On the shores of Lake Titisee and the edge of the Black Forest, Treschers Schwarzwaldhotel Am See offers a place to relax by the water, explore the local shops and cafes and unwind in the spa facilities.

    • Belle Epoque exterior and gardens

      Hotel Belle Epoque

      Medium

      Located on a quiet, leafy residential street, the Belle Epoque Hotel offers a tranquil, intimate place to relax while still within walking distance of all the attractions of Baden-Baden. Enjoy a drink in the garden or take a short walk to the town’s thermal baths.

    • Zirbelstube Restaurant

      Colombi Hotel

      Deluxe

      The Colombi Hotel offers a luxe experience in a location that’s convenient to all Freiburg has to offer. Eat at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, enjoy the infinity pool or take the short walk to the main sights in town.

    • Brenners Park Hotel at dusk

      Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

      Deluxe

      Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa offers extensive spa services, detox programs and private medical services for the ultimate relaxation trip in the Black Forest. Schedule a massage, explore the private gardens or walk through town to the thermal baths.