WHAT: German Black Forest WHERE: Southwestern Germany, on the French and Swiss
border regions WHY: Picturesque mountain towns; hiking; cuckoo clocks WHEN: All year round HOW: Day trip from southern Germany
Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is
home to fairy tales and chocolate cake. This forest, covering
South Western Germany, is famous for its
trees which grow so close together they block out the sun -- thus
making the forest black.
Picturesque villages dot the hilly countryside in this extensive
nature preserve. Venture into the Black Forest and enjoy the
fresh air, the local craftworks, and the air of magic of this
Around the Black
This frequent tourist destination has it all: waterfalls, cuckoo
clocks, woodworks, and Black Forest cake.
In the city of
Triberg, the Gutach River falls in a series of cascades to form
Germany's tallest waterfalls.
This magnificent castle and its extensive grounds are often referred to as the Versailles of Southern Germany.
The baroque palaces are one of the highlights
of the German state of Baden-Württemburg.
The city of Ulm dates as far back as 854 AD.
It's cathedral lays claim to having the world's tallest steeple, and
after you have climbed the 768 steps to the top you won't argue this
(München) is well known for its Oktoberfest festivities and for its
delicious yeast-wheat beers (Hefeweizen). But the capital of
Bavaria has much to offer tourists not just in October, but all year
Take a trip into the Bavarian Alps to see the castle Bavaria's Mad King
Ludwig grew up in.
Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon
which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's
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