Strasbourg and the Black Forest

Old Feb 16th, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Hello - I did the exact same trip last summer. My german skills are also much better than my french, so I stayed on the german side as well. I found a wonderful bed and breakfast in Offenburg, a 20 minute drive to Strasbourg. Beautiful surroundings, vineyards and forests everywhere. The place is called Pension Abtsbergblick and their website is at The hosts also speak a little bit of english and were quite helpful. Offenburg was a perfect base - 20 minutes to Strasbourg, 20 minutes to Gengenbach, 35 minutes to Baden-Baden. I went to Strasbourg for a day, Baden-Baden and the spas on another day and then I also went into the Black Forest for one day. For that day I took an english-speaking tour guide though which was recommended to me by the owners of the b&b and which turned out to be the right thing to do. their website is quite informative with maps, etc from the region I can highly recommend to stay at this b&b and I think your itinieray looks great - 4 days seems like a good lenght also, you will be able to see a lot. Colmar is actually also a very nice town to visit in France, and so is Freiburg in Germany. It's all very close, so no worries of having to drive much.
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Old Feb 16th, 2010, 07:09 PM
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Nothing really to add except that we love Strasbourg and managed to get to one little town, as well, Oberanai. We did not have a car and just took a short train ride. One can do so much more with a car.

However, I do want to comment on the generosity of the Fodorites above as well as the unbelievable wealth of knowledge that they so willingly share! I remember your wonderful input, lavendereye, when DH and I made our trip in '04.

To the OP, have a wonderful trip!!
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Old Mar 9th, 2010, 05:33 AM
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Just a quick update and thank you to all those that gave advice!

We found a great looking Ferienwohnung on the site that quokka gave us. It took my wife a while to decide on which one we wanted to stay at, but in the end it is only 3 km from Gengenbach.

We leave on our trip in 3 1/2 weeks and everything is coming together well. I will do a trip report after we return.

Thanks again!
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