3 Days in Black Forest, Germany

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11th Jun 2020
Photo of 3 Days in Black Forest, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

Our first trip after quarantine was to Black Forest, a beautiful gem of Baden-Württemberg. Black Forest has so many elements which can blow your mind away! Apart from the region being the origin of the world-renowned namesake pastry, Black Forest is also known for its beautiful handcrafted cuckoo clocks, Germany’s highest waterfall, Alsesian cuisine, natural hot springs and thermal baths, vineyards and much much more!!! I always underestimated this place because it is so close to Munich - only to realize in this trip that I was indeed missing out on my kind of a place.

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Day 1

What a start to our trip! Photo from just outside our hotel in Baden Baden

Photo of Baden-Baden, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

View outside our room

Photo of Hotel-Restaurant Rebenhof, Weinstraße, Baden-Baden, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

Botanical Garden in Baden-Baden

Photo of Gönneranlage, Lichtentaler Allee, Baden-Baden, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

We also ended our day with Alsace cuisine, as this region is famous for it. It is a good mix of German and French food. Of all, I really liked Frog Legs in garlic butter sauce and it really is a must try.

Photo of La Casserole, Gernsbacher Straße, Baden-Baden, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar
Day 2

Day 2 was rather more adventurous than day 1. We started by going to the world famous Cuckoo clock region and its first store - House of the 1000 clocks. We got one for ourselves too :)

House of the 1000 clocks - the oldest cuckoo clock store in Black Forest

Photo of House of 1000 Clocks, Am Bach, Triberg, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

This one costs 9500 EUR!! The design is so so intricate as you can see

Photo of House of 1000 Clocks, Am Bach, Triberg, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

After this, we drove almost 110kms from our initial start point to Triberg waterfalls, did a very easy hike to the top of the waterfall and enjoyed the view of the city.

Triberg Waterfall is also known for being Germany's highest waterfall

Photo of Triberg Waterfalls, Schönwälder Straße, Triberg, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

Black Forest cake from bakery where the original recipe was handed over to: Conditorei Schäfer

Photo of Café Schäfer, Hauptstraße, Triberg, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar
Photo of Freiburg, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar
Day 3

Hike to Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald in Bad Wildbad

Photo of Bad Wildbad, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

On the way to Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

Photo of Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Peter-Liebig-Weg, Bad Wildbad, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

Top of Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald. As far as your eyes go, you see Black Forest

Photo of Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Peter-Liebig-Weg, Bad Wildbad, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar

We kept it light on day 1 and only traveled the local places. We visited the city center, visited the Botanical garden which Baden Baden is popular for.

We decided to take a bit of break, and try out what Black forest region is super popular for, its Black Forest cake. The cake is made of chocolate, a berry which is only found in the Black Forest region, and lots of cream which has the strong rum-ish kick from the fermented berries.

We continued our journey to Freiburg from Triberg, and ended our fabulous day with a cup of coffee at top of Freiburg, enjoying the view of the whole city.

We dedicated Day 3 to the forests of this region. Black Forest gets its name from the dark dense trees which are so dense that the inside of the forest is just black. We decided to get a bit closer to this massive forests, and traveled to Bad-Wildbad to hike to Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald on our return from Baden-Baden to Munich.

And finally, we reached to Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, transalation - Tree-Top Path Black Forest. There is greenery as far as your eyes go. With this, our trip came to an end.

Ending the trip on a very happy note, as you can see on my face. Hope you found this helpful!

Photo of 3 Days in Black Forest, Germany by Sucheta Sukla Sarkar