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Expat in Germany: Places to Visit in Germany: Black Forest

Monday, August 30, 2010

Places to Visit in Germany: Black Forest

Valley in the Black Forest
The Black Forest was one of the places to visit in Germany that I was most excited about.  The Black Forest is located in SW Germany and is legendary with stories of witches,  sorcerers, wizards and even werewolves.  Fortunately we didn't see any of these on our trip to the Black Forest, but we did see spectacular scenery that far exceeded my expectations.

Zweriback Waterfall in the Black Forest
Our goal was an 11km loop starting in Simonswald, that continued onto the Zweriback Waterfall.  This was one of my favourite hikes in Germany so far with views of the tranquil Black Forest valley throughout our hike and glimpses into what farm life is like in the Black Forest.  J.P. lived in the Black Forest as a child, but this was his first time hiking in the Black Forest and even he was impressed!

Even if hiking in the Black Forest is not your goal, the drive through the Black Forest in itself is rewarding and  Furtwagen is a great rest stop where you check out the famed cuckoo clocks.  We're already planning our next hiking trip back to the Black Forest and perhaps even a stop at the German Clock Museum.

See also:
500 Reasons I Love Germany:  Farm Houses in the Black Forest

Black Forest Legends

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At August 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM , Anonymous weight lose said...

hmm, great. nice post. amazing shot. :)

At August 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous moving truck said...

Great post and pictures of Germany's Black Forest! I only wish you included pictures of the German Clock Museum; I'd never heard of it.

At August 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous miami movers said...

That looks beautiful. I would love to check that out someday.

At August 30, 2010 at 9:36 PM , Anonymous Ryan said...

Beautiful images! I went backpacking through the EU a while back and just loved Germany! Thanks for sharing! :)

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At August 31, 2010 at 8:22 PM , Anonymous Wedding Planning Ideas said...

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