The Black Forest Travel Guide


Photo of The Black Forest Photo: Dreef/istockphoto

Plan Your The Black Forest Vacation

The name conjures up images of a wild, isolated place where time passes slowly. The dense woodland of the Black Forest—Schwarzwald in German—stretches away to the horizon, but this southwest corner of Baden-Württemberg (in the larger region known as Swabia) is neither inaccessible nor dull.


The Black Forest Hotels

Accommodations in the Black Forest are varied and plentiful, from simple rooms in farmhouses to five-star luxury. Some properties have been passed more


The Black Forest Restaurants

Restaurants in the Black Forest range from award-winning dining rooms to simple country inns. Old Kachelöfen (tile stoves) are still in use in many more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Black Forest

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Black Forest Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to the Black Forest

    Extraordinary regional specialties: Dig into Black Forest cake, Schwarzwald ham (only authentic if smoked over pinecones), and the incredible... Read more

  • Spas

    The restorative powers of a good soak in a hot pool or sweating it out in a 190-degree sauna are the cornerstones of the German notion of physical... Read more

  • German Cuckoo Clocks

    "In Switzerland they had brotherly love—they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."... Read more


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