Freiburg – Beer, Buzz and the Black Forest

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If you want to explore the Black Forest, one of Germany’s main hiking regions, you basically have the choice between two options A couple of years ago, we went from town to town, tackling consecutive stages of the Westweg trail: the classic “long-distance hiking mode”. This has always been my preferred way of hiking.

But this time, we had to think of something else because the trip to the

Freiburg – Beer, Buzz and the Black Forest

Black Forest for Beginners: Lake Titi

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A short train away from Freiburg, you can familiarize yourself with some of the area’s charms in a brief and very easy walk There is, of course, no law that says every hiking trip to the Black Forest must include at least one stage of the Westweg.

There is, however, a nagging feeling that without such a stage, your trip would seem strangely incomplete, in the same way that

Black Forest for Beginners: Lake Titi

Cuckoo Clockwork in the Black Forest

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The multi-award winning Wutach trail may be a trifle remote but is ultimately easy to reach – thanks to the ruthless efficiency of the local transport system

No offense to all the places where we have recently been hiking: thank you Greece, thank you Tuscany, thank you Gran Canaria, you were wonderful and we had a lovely time, but the fact remains that hiking in Germany is something rather special and unique. This

Cuckoo Clockwork in the Black Forest

Black Forest Hiking Season Open Soon

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Hiking in the Black Forest

There are two types of holidaymakers with two radically different philosophies: on the one hand, you have the nomads who are for ever driven by their curiosity for the new and would not dream of visiting the same place twice, and on the other hand, you have the settlers who, once they have found their favourite spot in the world, always return, year after year. I, myself, am

Black Forest Hiking Season Open Soon

A Black Forest Hike

"Laurel Robbins"

Hiking in Germany A Black Forest Hike The Black Forest offers varied hiking trails to those going hiking in Germany. This is one of them. Laurel tells us about one she did.

A guest post by Laurel Robbins

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This Black Forest hike is a circuit hike near Freiburg in the southern Black Forest that leads to a waterfall offering good views of the valleys and a glimpse into farm

A Black Forest Hike

Hiking the Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

"Amalia Kalinca hiking in Blackforest Germany"

This is a guest contribution from Amalia, a young Romanian girl who discovered a “liking for hiking” in Germany while studying in the city of Freiburg. This is the story of a trip where she got more hiking than she actually bargained for.

A guest Post by Amalia Kalinca The Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

If you are a beginner or not yet keen on hiking, this short trip

Hiking the Black Forest Gateway in Oppenau

The Black Forest Westweg

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Hiking in Germany The Black Forest Westweg The Trail

Westweg: 13 stages and 280 km through theBlack Forest, from Pforzheim in the North to the Swiss city of Basel in the South.

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The Black Forest is the most famous of all German Mittelgebirge (literally “mountains of medium size”), the country’s sub-Alpine mountain ranges. It is certainly the largest such range (with 12,000 square km/4,600 square miles) and the highest. The

The Black Forest Westweg