Black Forest

The Black Forest – a holiday region that leaves nothing to be desired

The Black Forest is the highest area in the region, with the Feldberg at 1,493 metres and more than 70 mountains above 1,000 metres. Hiking, Nordic walking, mountain biking, good food, excellent wines and the finest health and pampering facilities await visitors to "the best place for connoisseurs in Germany". This holiday region between Basel and Karlsruhe, the Rhine and Nagold¬ valley, covers a good 11,100 square kilometres. Just under two-thirds of this are accounted for by the low mountain range from which the region takes its name. The Black Forest also includes the Rhine valley and the vineyards to the west and south, the Baar and Gäu regions and the Nagold and Neckar river valleys to the east. The holiday region to the right of the Rhine knee at Basel therefore incorporates many different aspects and offers various possibilities to suit your requirements. Come and explore!

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The best place for connoisseurs in Germany also has a great deal to offer in terms of accommodation. The Markgräflerland, Breisgau, Kaiserstuhl, Hochschwarzwald, Hotzenwald and Dinkelberg regions offer a multitude of attractive overnight accommodation.

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With around 400 restaurants and guesthouses in the Black Forest holiday region that have been awarded stars, crests, diamonds, gourmet points and wooden spoons in the current gourmet guides, you too will surely be impressed with what the chefs in the country guesthouses and village restaurants bring to the table.

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The Black Forest holiday region offers a host of different events relating to hiking, biking, culture and adventure.

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Trade fairs & Congresses

In the Black Forest, you will find an array of attractive locations for your conferences and meetings. In addition, the unique surroundings also offer many possibilities for an attractive accompanying programme for attendees.

Trade fairs & Congresses


Whether in summer or winter, between the Rhine and the Neckar, Pforzheim and Basel, there are unlimited possibilities to actively organize your leisure time or holiday. The following pages will provide you with tips and ideas for your favourite activities.

Culture and adventure
Excursion tips


Do you want to get away from it all? The following pages will provide you with lots of tips and attractive package offers for your holiday in the Black Forest.

Package offers in the Black Forest

Location & Arrival

Whether you're travelling by train, bus, car or plane the Black Forest holiday region is easy to reach from all directions. Sixteen long-distance cycle paths also run through the region.

How to get to the Black Forest
Places and regions in the Black Forest
Contact Schwarzwald Tourism


Contact information for the media:

Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH
Habsburgerstrasse 132
79104 Freiburg

Tel. +49 761 89 646 73
Fax +49 761 89 646 70