Black Forest (Schwarzwald), Germany

Have you heard of the old story-tale Hansel and Gretel? Or of Black Forest cake?

Maybe you are wondering if the forest is really black.  It’s not, but it does get dark in some places where the pine and fir trees grow most abundant. The reason why it’s called the Black Forest relates to Roman times when the forest was much denser and thick with flora.

Only a fraction of the forest still exists today after heavy logging through the years and erosion from storms and pollution. Stretching for 200 kilometres it runs along the German and French border almost to Switzerland.

Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Only a fraction of the forest still exists today after heavy logging through the years and erosion from storms and pollution. Stretching for 200 kilometres it runs along the German and French border almost to Switzerland.

scahuliftsThe Black Forest is a popular holiday destination due to its spa towns, nature, lakes, mountains, skiing and hiking was invented here to name a few attractions. All year-round there are things to see and do. Nature definitely shows off each season with completely different scenery.

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The southern region is mountainous and extremely tourist friendly with a large   variety of accommodation available. Many of the hotels offer a free card to guests for free transport and admission to many of the attractions. Otherwise there is an excellent transport infrastructure for day-trippers to come enjoy the recreational possibilities.

Where to go in the Black Forest? OK I’ll tell you….

To be continued.

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