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#8. The Black Forest

We include the Schwarzwald with the tiniest of misgivings. Though the region is very much on the beaten track, there are two towns, Freiburg and Baden-Baden, that shouldn't be missed. Another big plus is the wine of Baden-Württemberg, particularly the reds, which are largely underrated and unknown.

Best Towns

  • Freiburg
  • Baden-Baden
  • Triberg
  • Freudenstadt

Top Sights

  • The Hochstrasse (high road) from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt
  • Freiburgs Cathedral.

Suggested Activity

  • Visit Triberg, a clockmaking village.

A Place to Stay

  • Hotel Dorer, tel. +49/07722/95050, fax 950530 in Schönwald in the heart of the region.

Food Suggestion

  • The Dorer