The Black Forest is not only worth a trip for its marvelous clock making traditions. The region in south-west Germany is one of the most popular destinations for German and foreign tourists alike.
While summer time scores with lush forests and deep green meadows, the winter transforms the Black Forest into a magical Winter wonder land. Since its higher position in the mountains, snow is basically guaranteed during the winter months. Fans of the outdoors are offered a vast number of fun activities.
A favorite of many are winter hikes through the breath taking nature. The tourist information of the Black Forest offers a large scale of prepared tours. From short and sweet hikes to long tours, everyone can find their match. Many routes can be combined with a hearty meal or a stop for sleighing.
If you’re more into fast activities, the Black Forest won’t disappoint you either. 250km for alpine and 1700km for cross country skiiers offer almost endless possibilities. If you’re new to winter sports, there are several schools that can not wait to teach you how to ski or snowboard. In case you already are a Pro, you should check out the ski-jumps and the free ride slopes.
After the sun has set behind the mountains, the Christmas magic really starts in the Black Forest. The already neat cities and villages are brightened up by bright lights and create a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy mullet wine and local treats in.
A very special Christmas market is the one of the Ravenna canyon. The highly romantic market makes the canyon being illuminated with lights. Concerts and other cultural events take place there during the four weekends leading towards Christmas. There is even the possibility to visit the market in the line of a torch hike – a dreamlike experience.
If you only make it tot he Black Forest the days after Christmas, the ‚Christmas Magic of Triberg’ (December 25th to 30th) is definitely a must. A million lights illuminate the city during the darkest days oft he year. The spectacle is topped by a breath taking fire show and fire works around the famous water falls of Triberg.
Enjoy the combination of nature, culture and cozyness, which makes the Black Forest so wonderful during winter. We promise you won’t regret it and have a marvelous Christmas time in Cuckoo Clock country.