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Black Forest

Scenic walks through forests and villages
Aqua park, chairlifts and boats on the lake
En-suite rooms and tasty meals

 
 

Magnificent scenery

The Black Forest of Germany is ideal for walking, with its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and marked tracks. There are breathtaking panoramic views as we wander past woodcutters’ huts and traditional villages. We enjoy sunshine, fresh air and healthy activity. Our guest house is in the village of Altglashutten, in the heart of the Black Forest, and is ideal for us with comfortable rooms, all of which are en-suite.
 

Relaxation and walking

You can come and simply relax in the sunshine or enjoy our optional excursion package as shown below, with a carefully graduated programme of walks designed to suit everybody.

We walk through the forest to the lakeside town of Schluchsee, where we find a fantastic Aqua Park. This has a giant slide, jacuzzis, a sunbathing terrace, swimming pools and a restaurant. Mountain bikes are available to hire, as well as boats on the lake.

During our stay we will also enjoy a cruise with the lake steamer on Schluchsee.

 
"Was the best week of my year so far! Made incredible friends and can't wait for the next one! "
Lizzie, Aug 2016
 
 

Cable car into the mountains

For spectacular views across the mountains to Switzerland, we take the cable car lift up the Feldberg - the highest mountain in the Black Forest range. From here we walk through wonderful scenery past the little villages where coffee and apfelstrudel are available to refresh us.
 

Lake Titisee in the mountains

We take the train to Titisee, a vibrant lakeside town with numerous souvenir shops and cafés. Canoes and rowboats are available, allowing us to enjoy a voyage of discovery on the lake before returning for an excellent meal at Altglashutten.
 

Triberg’s high waterfalls

There is plenty to see as we travel to Triberg, which has the highest waterfalls in Germany. There is an excellent walk from the top as we make our way down the long track beside the tumbling water. It is also the home of red squirrels and the cuckoo clock.


 
 
 
 

Capital of the Black Forest

As a change from walking in the mountains, we take the train to Freiburg. It is the capital city of the region, with attractively restored historic buildings and a maze of pedestrian precincts crowded with every kind of shop.

 

En-suite rooms and tasty meals

We will be staying at the Freizeit Zentrum in Altglasshutten with en-suite rooms, and at 1000m (3,200ft) we will be superbly located in the heart of the Black Forest region. There is a games room including table tennis, air hockey and table football. We will enjoy meals prepared German style by the resident chef. Each evening we meet together for a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk. Come with us to walk in the fresh air and freedom of the mountains. 
 

Itinerary

Day #1
SCHLUCHSEE: This former glacial lake is over 5 sq km, the largest Black Forest lake. Included in our day there is the Aquafun water park with a giant slide, jacuzzis, a sunbathing terrace, swimming pools, a restaurant and direct access to the lake. While in Schluchsee, you must try Black Forest Gateau of the genuine variety, together with a cup of excellent coffee. The walk is around 10km (6 miles) each way. You have the option of returning by train if you would prefer (cost included). The entrance cost to the Aquafun water park and boat hire is included in the excursion package.
Day #2
TRIBERG: We take a coach journey to Triberg, which is internationally known because of its waterfalls – the highest in Germany. The Gutach River tumbles over seven cascades, thundering down into the valley at a depth of 163m, bordered by spruce trees and granite rocks. Triberg is a cuckoo clock-making town and has many fascinating shops. One of the special features of Triberg is the presence of the red squirrels. These are comparatively tame and you should get some great opportunities for photographs. The cost of the coach, museum entry, and entrance to the waterfall area and protected forest area are included in the excursion package.
Day #3
TITISEE: We walk through the forest along a lakeside track and drop gradually down to Titisee, a famous, traditional Black Forest village by the lake. There is plenty to enjoy there, including trying your hand with a canoe or rowing a boat. There are numerous cafés serving excellent coffee and cakes where we can sit and bask in the mountain sunshine. The walk follows the lake for much of the way and is around 10km (6 miles) each way. You have the option of returning by train if you would prefer (cost included).
Day #4
FELDBERG: This is the highest mountain in the Black Forest. We walk to Feldberg Barental and we can then either take a bus or extend the walk, before taking a chairlift to the top of the Feldberg. On a clear day there are views right across to the Swiss Alps. We return by train, after walking from Feldberg past a beautiful lake to Barental. The cost of the train, bus and chairlift are included in the excursion package. The walk to the Feldberg is around 11km (7 miles). If you would prefer you can take the train in either/both directions (cost included).
Day #5
FREIBURG: We board a double deck train to the regional capital of Freiburg. This is a dramatic railway which drops from the east of the Black Forest mountains down to Freiburg near the Rhine valley. The engineering feat is remarkable; you can only marvel at the engineers who constructed this incredible railway. In Freiburg there is a historical town walk taking you past the buildings and locations of note. The Munster market is a must for those shopping for bargains. The cost of the train is included in the excursion package.
Day #6
The above information gives a provisional outline of the itinerary. The excursions and activities may take place in a different order to that shown above. There is also a free day.

Dates/Prices

Summer 2018

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