I believe I am not the only one whose childhood was filled with an urge to step into the shoes of Mowgli, Hansel & Gretel or The Red Riding Hood, wandering through the magical forests, as narrated in these fairy tales, and relishing moments of heroic triumphs over the evil beasts residing there. I strongly consider that even after all these years we can never entirely grow out of that phase. There’s always that small child hiding somewhere inside of us, who loves to go out on an adventure and seek out the experiences promised by all these stories. Fortunately for that little kid in all of us, not all tales have been complete figments of imagination. Along the western borders of Germany Hansel & Gretel are still trying to figure their way out of the dense forests, dropping bread crumbs all along the forest trail and asking everyone to come find them. The Black Forest stands in defiance of the notion that magic is not real – it is definitely real and right around the corner. So let me guide you through the beautiful trail across the Black Forests – and you might end up crossing paths with the legends, hopefully!!