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EUROPA PARK RUST
Whether Iceland, France, Russia or Austria – 15 European themed areas with typical architecture, gastronomy and vegetation convey holiday flair. In Iceland, the wooden roller coaster “WODAN – Timburcoaster” attracts and in the Greek themed area the water roller coaster “Poseidon” * is a wet pleasure. The “Silver Star” in France is a thrill, and with a height of 73 meters is one of the highest roller coasters in Europe (only open in the summer season). In Austria you can cool down on a ride on the “Tyrolean wild water ride” * and in the Portuguese themed area the fast-paced water attraction “Atlantica SuperSplash” * provides sparkling refreshment.
NORTHERN BLACK FOREST
A small, tranquil town at the foot of the Black Forest. If you are traveling with children, you might visit the “Black Forest Zoo”. Also worth seeing is the Elztal Museum with a large organ exhibition.
Here you should visit the well-known and extremely interesting German Clock Museum. You will learn a lot about the beginnings of watchmaking, the world-famous cuckoo clocks, music boxes and the most modern world clocks.
Popular and well-known with winter sports enthusiasts. You can see some of the ski jumps from afar. The world’s first largest cuckoo clock is also located here in Schonach.
The Triberg waterfalls are the highest in Germany. The Gutach flows into the valley in seven steps. An impressive natural spectacle. (In winter the paths are mostly closed due to ice and snow.) If you then continue in the direction of B33 / Offenburg, you will pass the largest cuckoo clock in the world today (turn right in front of the tunnel!). Take a look at the inside of a cuckoo clock!
Gutach / Hausach
A visit to the “Vogtsbauernhöfe” is particularly recommended here. This is a huge area on which 16 old original farms were rebuilt and can now be visited. In this way you can find out more about life and work in the Black Forest in the past. You should plan at least 2 hours for this visit.
Return to Freiburg via Elzach / Gutach / Waldkirch.
From the Münsterberg you have a beautiful view of the vineyards of the Kaiserstuhl but also of the Rhine and across to France. With good visibility you can see both the Black Forest and the Vosges.
Possibility to visit the Gothic minster with an altar from the 16th century and frescoes by Martin Schongauer
Possibility to take a boat trip on the Rhine (there are e.g. lock trips that last 1 to 2 hours, but also half and full day trips e.g. to Colmar, Basel or Strasbourg).
Possibility to visit the Geldermann sparkling wine cellar.
Here you can walk on the “educational wine trail”, visit the wine museum and / or do a wine tasting in the numerous wineries or the wine cooperative.
A very nice little wine-growing place with a ruined castle, in which Lazarus von Schwendi lived for a time. The whole place is beautifully decorated with numerous flower pots and plants in the summer months. Wine tasting is possible in the local winegrowers’ cooperative or in the “Schwendi cellar”. “Night watchman tours” also take place in the evenings on certain dates.
Possibility to visit the Limburg castle ruins.
From Sasbach onward via Königschaffhausen (known for the “cherry queen” who is elected here every year – this part of the Kaiserstuhl is known for the cultivation of fruit and nuts!) To Endingen
A typical wine-growing place in the Kaiserstuhl with a medieval city gate and a very beautiful church.
From Endingen continue to Riegel (known because of the “Riegeler Brewery”). Those who have the time and inclination come to the restaurant of the “Riegeler Brewery” for a snack or a beer. From Riegel, continue via Bahlingen / Schelingen / Oberbergen “right into the middle” of the Kaiserstuhl. And over the “Vogelsangpass” to Bötzingen, where Goethe was once a guest and praised the region with the words: “What a happy country, where wine matures against the backdrop of the Black Forest!”
The southern Black Forest
A long valley, known for a long time from the series “The Black Forest Clinic”. This clinic actually exists there! Incidentally, Glottertal is the highest wine-growing town in the Black Forest.
The baroque monastery church from the 18th century is especially worth seeing. On certain dates, the Rococo monastery library and other parts of the monastery can also be visited as part of an official tour. St. Peter is a seminary for prospective priests studying in Freiburg.
There is also a beautiful baroque church of the former monastery here. St. Märgen is also known for breeding the “Black Forest Foxes”, a robust breed of horse. Once a year there is also a very interesting horse market with a procession and horse blessing.
Named after the general “Titus”, the Titisee is a relic from the Ice Age: a small lake that emerged from a glacier. Today Titisee is a very lively, small place with many restaurants, but also countless shops where you can buy the world-famous cuckoo clocks. Possibility of boat and boat trips on the lake.
is the largest lake in the Black Forest, a reservoir. A quick look from the dam is very impressive. If you want to take a longer walk on a level hiking trail, you can walk to the “Unterkrummenhof” (approx. 1.5 hours walk) and stop there in the former, rustic farm.
In St. Blasien, today a health resort with a renowned boarding school in the former monastery, the cathedral is above all worth a visit (third largest domed church in Europe!).
The landscape of this part of the Black Forest is very typical and idyllic – with pastures, forests and numerous old farmhouses. One of these old farms in Bernau, the “Resenhof”, is now a small Black Forest museum, in which above all the old trades of woodworking are shown and explained. It’s worth a visit.
From Bernau via Todtnau, the Notschrei Pass, Oberried back to Freiburg.
Start the tour in Freiburg heading south via Ehaben, Pfaffenweiler, Ehrenkirchen to Staufen
The remains of the ruins of Staufen Castle, which were destroyed in the 17th century, rise above the town. The place itself is small and manageable. The town hall and the former city palace are located on the medieval market square. In the “Hotel Löwen” – also on the historic market square – is the death room of the famous scholar Dr. Fist. The Castle Festival always takes place in Staufen in July and the popular “Staufen Music Days” in August.
Above all, one should visit the baroque Benedictine monastery of St. Trudpert. This is still managed by around 65 nuns and is the cultural center of the place.
Those interested in old handicrafts will find numerous possibilities here: e.g. you can visit the “Teufelsgrund” mine or the “Schnitzerstube”, a former farmhouse, the entire inventory of which is carved out of wood. Anyone interested in the work of the last charcoal burner in the Black Forest can see his coal kiln in operation three to four times a year in the “Rotenbuck” side valley.
The apiculture museum and the forest museum offer an insight into the world of bees and the forest habitat.
A place of old villas and stately houses. The ruins of the Zähringerburg can still be seen in the beautiful spa gardens. Exposed thermal baths from Roman times can also be visited. The Cassiopeia Therme from 1875 is one of the most beautiful thermal baths in Europe with a Roman-Irish steam bath and marble bath.
It is worth visiting the St. Cyriak Church from the 10th century. The steeple of the small monastery church is considered to be the oldest preserved church in southwest Germany.
If you are interested in mining, you might visit the mining museum or hike a bit on the mining history trail.
The Johanniter and Maltese Museum is located in the vaulted cellar of a former office building. Here the visitor can get comprehensive information about the history of the Maltese Castle and the Order of St. John and the Order of Malta. The structure and organization of the Order of Malta are explained on the basis of display boards. Rare items from a library with more than 600 volumes are exhibited in a display cabinet, life-size dolls wear the robes of various dignitaries of the order. Since 1897 the palace complex has belonged to the Order of the Sisters of Mercy to St. Vincent de Paul.
If you are interested in culture, you might want to visit the castle with its collection of historical keyboard instruments. Anyone looking for rest and relaxation will certainly feel at home in the “Vita Classica” – a large thermal bath and sauna area with an attractive wellness area.
Bikers are very welcome here!
When you enjoy the city tour or plunge into the nightlife of Freiburg, your motorcycle “rests” safely in our underground car park. And after a hearty breakfast you will experience the unique biker feeling in the Black Forest with pure curve fun, numerous panoramic views of the valleys and gorges of the Black Forest. Alsace and the Vosges are also within easy reach.