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Touring Neuschwanstein (Füssen)

If you are thinking about coming to Germany to see Neuschwanstein Castle, you are not alone. In fact Neuschwanstein Castle is the single most popular tourist destination in Germany. Chances are also good that you’ll do some research online (hopefully you will read my blog after stumbling upon it). Now if you didn’t stumble upon this blog, you would probably think like every other tourist – I’ll stay in Fussen because its close to the castle – or maybe Munich because its the biggest nearby city.

Fairy Tale Castle Neuschwanstein
Fairy Tale Castle Neuschwanstein

But luckily you found my blog and I can help you make better choices. So let me make some general suggestions and observations that will certainly help make your visit better.

  • This is my reviews of the guidebooks people typically buy for visiting Neuschwanstein/Füssen

Lonely Planets Germany, Austria, Switzerland Best Trips ( 33 Amazing Road Trips ) is currently a big hit. But NOT amazing. Sadly it is very shallow. It will tell you a few of the obvious highlights you already know of – it tells you they are there! Wow! Missing is the how-to. Well if you need a book to read instead of watching a documentary on TV on a cold winter night, to fantasize about your summer vacation, then that’s up to you.

Rick Steve’s Germany (Austria and Switzerland) guidebooks are more interesting, detailed and worthwhile. If you already have a Rick Steve’s book (which I recommend), then you are probably the type that likes to tour on your own, independent of the crowds. Then why not augment it with the details and hidden gems you’ll find only in my Neuschwanstein Black Forest Road Trip Tour. Its perfect for the independent traveler and a perfect complement to Steve’s guidebooks.

  • Tours of Castles in Germany

castle Black ForestNeuschwanstein is unique in many ways; it was never used as a fortress, it was King Ludwig’s private palace built in the 1800s – which is pretty recent in castle terms. Neuschwanstein is the real-life inspiration for Disney’s Snow White Castle. Its no surprise its a favorite tour destination. However, many other castles and castle ruins can be found on almost every mountaintop in Germany. These castles served some sort of fortification function. Most were originally constructed beginning in the 1200’s and have long sordid histories with colorful owner’s names like Jeorg der Borse ( George the Evil ) – think Lord of the Rings rather than Snow White. I recommend that you don’t overlook the many really interesting historic castles that dot the German countryside. My Neuschwanstein Black Forest Tour will also take you to some of those interesting castles.

My Neuschwanstein Black Forest Road Trip Tour is not a tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle! My tour is a road trip tour of the surrounding countryside – the best way to see the Neuschwanstein/Füssen area. Read about my Neuschwanstein Black Forest Tour at the link so you know that I show you everything in between Lake Constance to the west and Füssen in the east.

cows are typical for the Black ForestIn between these locations lies the Algau or Bavarian Alps. Its an area that you will think came right out of a movie, with fantastic green valley’s, lakes and farmhouses with cattle grazing, and with breweries and cheese shops in almost every town, all surrounded by those amazing Alps. You gotta see it and taste it to believe it.

  • Tips

You can skip Füssen. Its a rather bland and over-touristed town that is well suited for the young backpacker and bus tour. There are dozens of better towns to visit and/or stay in the area.

If you have a day or more in the area and want to see it all in the Bavarian Alps surrounding Neuschwanstein Castle. You found it!black forest day tour

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English Language Tours to The Heart of The Black Forest

In this tour you will experience the landscape that gave the Black Forest its name. We pass through countless pretty towns along rivers that wind through never-ending valleys with picture perfect vistas, and into the darkest corners of the Black Forest. This is a very relaxed tour with plenty of places to take a break, go for a walk, eat at local restaurants or just mingle with the locals. If you are interested in touristy stuff, this tour is not for you!

Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things other travel books don’t even mention! Contact us for more information.

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English Language Tours of The Black Forest Open Air Museum

On our tour of The Black Forest Open Air Museum you experience life as it was hundreds of years ago. This tour exposes you to the ancients traditions and culture of The Black Forest. The farmhouses here are truly museum-like while having that up-close and personal feel, making long-gone folk life of the Black Forest very vivid and tangible. Tours by car or Tours by train to the Open-Air Museum.

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About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create highly detailed day tour itineraries. If you are traveling by either by car or by train, our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our tours explain where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things other travel books don’t even mention! Contact us for more information.

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English Language German Clock Museum Tours

Take our English language tour of what is considered Europe’s best clock museum. The German Clock Museum by car or by train documents how beginning in the dark ages, farmers of the area, with little to do during the long winters, took-up clock making, which ultimately established the area as the birthplace of the Cuckoo Clock.

The German Clock Museum traces the development of clocks from Medieval times to the state-of-the-art today. If your interest is peaked, then this is a tour you should not miss – one of my favorites – and my customers subsequently agree.

cuckoo clock heaven

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create highly detailed day tour itineraries. If you are traveling by either by car or by train, our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things other travel books don’t even mention! Contact us for more information.

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Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof Gutach

The farmhouses you will see here are reconstructed – brought from other areas in the Black Forest and reconstructed here. Its really quite amazing. Only the main building is original. Even though that may seem inauthentic, it is not at all. This is truly worth seeing how people have lived and worked in Black Forest over the last 400 years. Take our English Language tour of the Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof.

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Alsace wine tour

Redirect On an Alsace Wine Tour you will stop at many of the most famous towns located on the Alsatian Wine Road. Riquewihr, Ribeauville, Kayserberg, Colmar to name a few. The Alsace is only a few minutes from the Black Forest. It is very easy to head over to the Alsace region in France during your Black Forest holiday. Bordercrossing into France is simple these days. You can either take the car or head to the Alsace region via public transportation. If you are planning to taste some of the famous French wine like Riesling we recommend taking the train and bus so you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.

Pictures of Alsace give you an idea on some of the prettiest towns which you will discover on your Alsace Wine Tour.  Each town has several wineries inviting you to stop in for tastings.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Mummelsee

Mummelsee is located in the Northern Black Forest close to the town of Baden-Baden. Mummelsee is the highest, largest and deepest cirque lake in the Black Forest. Lake Mummelsee is located on the Black Forest High Summit Road and can be reached by bus or with your own car.

According to a legend, the lake Mummelsee is inhabited by a Nix and the King of the Mummelsee.

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Pictures of Mummelsee show you the beauty of the Black Forest area where the lake is located.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Mainau

The Island of Mainau, also known as the Island of Flowers is located in the middle of Lake Constance. The almost tropical island is 6 km (4 miles) north of the town of Constance. Due to its mild climate there are orange trees and palm trees which grow year-round. The gardens and parks of Island Mainau are known all over the world for their beauty and can be visited by the public year-round. You can either take a boat ride over to the island or walk over the foot bridge. Unfortunately you cannot spend a night at the island since overnight stays are not allowed. But closeby there are many hotels, for example in the towns of Constance or Meersburg. There is also a castle situated in the center of this island.

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Have a look at some more pictures of Mainau to discover the beauty of this island.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Titisee in the Black Forest

Titisee is the largest naturally formed lake in the Black Forest. It is also home of the town called Titisee. Titisee has a population of 2,000. Due to the fact that Tittisee is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Black Forest the population triples in size in summer. Sometimes there are more than 6,000 people through town. The map of Tittisee shows you where the lake is located.

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If you look at pictures of Tittisee you will soon discover that it is a very small take indeed. It will only take you about 90 minutes to walk around the entire lake. Some of the best Black Forest cake in the area is being served at Lake Titisee. If you are traveling on one of our Black Forest Tours we will make sure to point out where to stop for a piece of cake! There is also plenty of opportunity to shop for cuckoo clocks at the lake. In summer you can take a boat ride across the lake and enjoy this big Black Forest attraction.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Christmas Market Tours

If you are visiting the Black Forest in December we highly recommend to take one of our English language tours of German Christmas markets we have available. Almost every town has its own Christmas market, but some are special and some you should skip. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help.

christmas market tours

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Black Forest Tourist Information

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Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. Even the well-known names in the travel guide business offer a page – A PAGE – while we have hundreds of pages covering hundreds of attractions and hundreds of towns throughout the Black Forest.black-forest-tourist-informationWe are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries in English. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train, our guides enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany on your own – and without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side, because our itineraries will tell you everything you need to know. We guarantee: With our itineraries you will see things other travel books don’t mention! Contact us for more information.

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Black Forest Vacation

Still thinking about a vacation in the Black Forest? If you are on a holiday in Germany, take a day off and come visit the Black Forest. The Black Forest is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany, but still undiscovered. There is not much written on the Black Forest in English, but that should not prevent you from visiting. The Black Forest is perfectly located minutes from the French and Swiss border – you can even manage to visit 3 countries in one day!Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. Even the well-known names in the travel guide business offer a page – A PAGE – while we have hundreds of pages covering hundreds of attractions and hundreds of towns throughout the Black Forest.

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Things to do in Baden-Baden

Many visitors to Baden-Baden are interested in learning about things to do in Baden-Baden before visiting this town. Baden-Baden is located at the northern end of the Black Forest in Germany. Europe’s first luxury hotel was opened in Baden-Baden and since then the town has had many famous people visiting. The reason for that is that Baden-Baden used to be the hotspot in Europe in the 19th century. Anyone who wanted to be someone had to be in Baden-Baden.  In the 19th century Baden-Baden was the most elegant and sophisticated playground in Europe, the Saint Tropez of high society. Visitors enjoy a visit to the casino Baden-Baden or spend hours at one of the famous spas in Baden-Baden. The Baden-Baden baths are called Caracalla and Friedrichsbad.

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Baden-Baden has a population of about 55,000 people. And although Baden-Baden is a small town it is  well-known over the world. There are numerous hot springs in the Black Forest around which spa towns have grown, but non of them have become as famous as Baden-Baden.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Alsace Tour

If you are visiting any of the larger cities bordering the Black Forest, such as Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Freiberg, Strasbourg, or Baden-Baden, the Black Forest in GermanyOur English language Alsatian Wine Road Tour makes a superb detour. The Alsace region in France is just minutes from the Black Forest. We have designed several one-day itineraries taking you to the Alsace, either by bus, train or with your own car.alsace-tourAlsace has so many cute towns to soon discover that you can spend days exploring. The area is famous for its food and wine. The Alsatian Wine Road leads you through many medieval towns. And each town has several wineries, hotels and restaurants – The Alsatian Wine Road should be on the bucket list.

 

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Meersburg

Meersburg is located on the Germany side of Lake Constance and one of the most charming towns at Lake Constance. The medieval city is a dream for any pedestrian- there are no cars allowed inside the old town. The name Meersburg literally means “Burg on the Lake”. The ‘Burg’ is referring to the castle which was built here in 630 and now overlooking Lake Constance.

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If you look at pictures of Meersburg you can see the the town is a must-see destination at Lake Constance. A ferry takes you and your car across to Konstanz every 15 minutes. You can also take a tour boat to reach Konstanz. In summer Meersburg gets overwhelmed by crowds of tourists, so ideally you visit in late spring or in fall.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Lake Constance

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If you have a few days to spend in the Black Forest a visit to Lake Constance is highly recommended. Lake Constance is a lake only a short drive from the Black Forest. If you look at a map of Lake Constance  you will discover that the lake is bordered by the countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A boat ride to all 3 countries is a must-do when visiting. More than half of the shoreline of Lake Constance is in Germany though so it makes sense to start your journey coming from the Black Forest. Lake Constance is 15 km long (9 miles) wide at its widest point, 74 km (46 miles) long, 252 m deep (826 feet) and 395 m (1,295 ft) high. The area around Lake Constance is known for its mild climate and hills around the lake are covered with vineyards. There are almost 200 professional fishermen active today. If you have a chance to enjoy lunch or dinner at Lake Constance enjoy some of the fish which is on the menu of just about any restaurant.

The town of  Meersburg is opposite of the university town Constance. You can take a boat over to visit Meersburg or take the car ferry which is available several times each hour.

Look at some of the pictures of Lake Constance to see how beautiful this Lake is!

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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English Language Tours of the Black Forest

Our English language tours of the Black Forest get you to so many Black Forest attractions, that you can spend days exploring and still not see it all. Some of the must-see attractions are waterfalls, cuckoo clocks, seasonal festivals, castles and even castle-ruins deep in the forest. But travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. black-forest-tourist-attractionsWe are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create highly detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide and without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. It will almost feel like you have a personal guide alone, since you have detailed instructions on every next step. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things the other travel books don’t mention!

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Day trips from Freiburg Germany

If you are visiting the Black Forest in Germany you most likely stay in Freiburg, Baden-Baden or some town in the Black Forest itself. If you are staying in Freiburg we recommend taking Day Trips from Freiburg to discover some of the Black Forest attractions.

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If you look at a map of Freiburg you will quickly discover that the town of 200,000 is located at the south end of the Black Forest – close to Switzerland and the French border. It is very easy and highly recommended to take day trips from Freiburg Germany to see some of the highlights of the Black Forest. Day trips from Freiburg take you to Lake Titisee, Lake Mummelsee, Triberg, Menzenschwand, Gengenbach and many other locations. You can explore the Black Forest by train and by car or hire a private Black Forest guide to take you around.

Taking day trips from Freiburg Germany can also take you to Schauinsland mountain or the nearby Rhinefalls. Lake Constance is also easily be reached from Freiburg. If you need help designing your day tours from Freiburg itineraries please contact us. We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Menzenschwand

Our tours can take you to Menzenschwand, a small spa town located in the Black Forest. Menzenschwand is located in a remote valley at the Southern end of the Black Forest.  Menzenschand is very picturesque – some of the most beautiful Black Forest farmhouses can be found here.

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Contact me directly if you are having any difficulty finding what you are looking for.

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Triberg Waterfalls

The Triberg Waterfalls are located in the centre of the town Triberg middle of the Central Black Forest. Triberg is also known for its variety of cuckoo clocks which are on sale all over town. The Triberg waterfalls are only accessible by foot and you pay a small fee to get in. If you don’t want to pay you can get a partial glimpse of the falls through the trees near the lower entrance. They  are among the tallest waterfalls in Germany with a height of 163 metres. The Triberg waterfalls are also a nice destination to visit in Winter. They are lit up and around christmas time there is a big christmas market located right next to the waterfalls.

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The pictures of the Triberg waterfalls show you that it is indeed a small town.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Triberg

Our tours can take you to Triberg, located in the middle of the Central Black Forest. Triberg is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Black Forest and virtually overrun by tour buses. We still think Triberg is a must-see town for the waterfalls, original recipe Black Forest Cake, the birthplace of the cuckoo clock with 2 of the world’s largest cuckoo clocks. Our Triberg itinerary will help you make the best of a rather touristy experience.

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Gengenbach

Gengenbach is located in the Black Forest Germany. If you look at a map of Gengenbach you will quickly discover that this town is less than an hour away from the cuckoo clock town of Triberg. Gengenbach is a must-see during your Black Forest holidays. The town has a population of about 7000 and is considered a jewel in Germany. The website of Gengenbach refers points out that ‘Gengenbach with its lovely half-timbered houses, was once called a “pearl among the Black Forest towns” and our visitors speak of a romantic gem, of Nice of Baden’
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For more pictures on Gengenbach visit our photo gallery. Come visit Gengenbach during one of our self-guided tours! We can either take you there by train or with your rental car.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Holidays in the Black Forest

Planning your Holidays in the Black Forest? There are not too many travel books written in English about the Black Forest in Germany. Most travel books encompass all of Germany, thus providing you with only bits and pieces of useful touring guidance of the Black Forest.

Black Forest ToGo! – we create detailed English language day-tour itineraries to get you from any point-to-point you want to explore in the Black Forest. We take you places other giudes never even mention.

Black Forest Tours by train and our Black Forest Tours by car are guides for the major cities and even man of the smaller towns in the Black Forest.

We are constantly adding more guides so please inquire with us if you are looking for a particular town or attraction you can’t easily find on our website. With the purchase of one of our day-tour itineraries you will receive a complimentary copy of our Black Forest Guide as well as a copy of ‘Feel at Home in the Black Forest’ – providing you with an overview of the Black Forest and explanations of the local food, local traditions and customs. With our guide you can confidently travel in the Black Forest.

 

 

 

 

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Freiburg Tours

Freiburg Tours are one of the essential things to do while visiting the Black Forest. Take a Black Forest Day Tours from Freiburg. We believe that you can tour by yourself! Our self-guided itinerary for Freiburg and Freiburg city guide point you to you the main sights.freiburg-tours

About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

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Black Forest Travel Guide

A written Black Forest Travel Guide is difficult to find. Most travel books encompass all of Germany, only mentioning a few sentences about the Black Forest. The Black Forest of Germany is a popular travel destination for German and European visitors and therefore most of the information available to visitors is written in German or another European language. There are travel books like Rick Steves’ Travel Guide to Germany. But Rick Steves, after all, is a tourist as well. His knowledge and understanding of the Black Forest is limited to his own experience, not what you would get directly from a local. If you want to travel like a local – we are the locals.

Over the years we have compiled all our experiences into one compact Black Forest Travel Guidebook. With each purchase of one of our Black Forest tours you will be receiving a complimentary copy of the ‘Feel at Home in the Black Forest’ travel guide. Different sections will explain the local food to you, the local traditions and customs. With our guide you can confidently travel in the Black Forest.

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About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Black Forest by Train

Interested in exploring the Black Forest by Train? Our experience shows that is quite difficult to figure out what trains and busses to take through the Black Forest. In many cities like Munich or Berlin you have a hop-on-hop-off bus showing you all the attractions. But there is no bus tour in English you can hop on to see all the Black Forest attractions. Many guidebooks talking about the Black Forest are in German only. And the train system is somewhat difficult to figure out. We created several Black Forest itineraries which take you through different parts of the Black Forest showing you many of the must-see attractions. Hop on the Black Forest Railway for a scenic ride. We point out where to shop for a cuckoo clock, where to eat a piece of Black Forest cake or where that Black Forest restaurant is located all the locals talk about. When you purchase one of our all-day tours you can be assured that you have plenty of details on what trains to take, what stops to get off and where to change to another train or bus. Explore the Black Forest by train and bus with our help! See you soon in the Black Forest!

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About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

The Black Forest Germany is known for many things…Black Forest Cake, Black Forest Ham, Black Forest mountains and many more….one of the main reason many people plan a Black Forest holiday is to buy one of many Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks. In the Central Black Forest you find many villages and towns which are famous for their Cuckoo Clock making.

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There are tons of shops which sell Cuckoo Clocks in all sizes and shapes. Also in all kinds of price categories! You can buy an imported cuckoo clock from Taiwan starting at a few Euros. But if you  want a 100% authentic Cuckoo Clock you will need to put more money onto the table. They start at about 100 Euros and can go up into the thousands. Sometimes you can arrange for a cuckoo clock factory visit and have the opportunity to see how a cuckoo clock is actually being put together. There are only a few cuckoo clock factories left in the Black Forest and it’s not easy to schedule a visit. But sometimes you get lucky. If you don’t care about the cuckoo clock manufacturing and are more interested in just shopping for a Black Forest souvenir browse through some of the many shops in the Black Forest. Or stop by at world’s largest cuckoo clock which is also located in the Black Forest. Some of our self-guided Black Forest tours plan on a stop in cuckoo clock land. No matter if you take the train or car you will have a chance to stop in some of the towns and purchase your perfect clock. See you soon in the Black Forest!

About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Black Forest Private Tourguide

Our main focus are self-guided Black Forest tours but we can also help you find a Black Forest Private Tourguide. We design one-day itineraries which you can easily follow with your car or by train during your Black Forest holiday. We have several different starting and ending points in the Black Forest. So depending on your exact destination during your holidays in Germany you can choose between different tours.

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Many visitors to the Black Forest feel overwhelmed touring by themselves. In these cases we can provide you with a private tour guide. Our Black Forest Private Tourguide can either join your car or we will also provide a private car and driver. If you are interested in a Black Forest Private Tourguide and driver please contact the local company Black Forest Tours who specializes in private customized tours. If you are not sure about your needs please fee free to get in touch with us and we can help you figure out your needs for your upcoming Black Forest vacation.

About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

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Visit Alsace in France

This English language BlackForestToGo tour of the Alsatian Wine Road will be taking you by the bus and train. From the Black Forest you will be boarding the train and depart towards Alsace in France. There you will switch to a bus and within minutes you find yourself exploring some of the famous medieval villages on the Alsatian wine road. You will have a chance to stroll around some of the villages and taste the famous French wine.

Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

Contact me directly if you are having any difficulty finding what you are looking for.

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The Rhine falls

On this self-guided Black Forest Tour you will be taking the bus and train. Starting in the Black Forest the day tour takes you to the Rhine Falls in Switzerland where you will board a boat to the middle of the Falls. These are Europe’s grandest waterfalls and a must-see for any visitor to the area. We highly recommend combining a trip to the Rhine falls with your visit to the Black Forest.

Black Forest the day tour takes you to the Rhine Falls

Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. If you are traveling on your own by car or by train, my Black Forest day tours enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany, and without needing to speak a single word of German.

Contact me directly if you are having any difficulty finding what you are looking for.

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Lake Constance

This Black Forest Tour will take you on an English language Guided Tour of Lake Constance. Starting in the Black Forest you will be taking the train and bus. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. If you are traveling on your own by car or by train, my Black Forest day tours enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany, and without needing to speak a single word of German.

English language Guided Tour of Lake ConstanceOur Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Lakes and Scenery

Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. If you are traveling on your own by car or by train, my Black Forest day tours enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany, and without needing to speak a single word of German.

Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

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Hell’s Valley to Heaven

This Black Forest day tour through the famous Hells Valley is a beautiful round-trip and one of our favorite tours. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. If you are traveling on your own by car or by train, my tours enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany, and without needing to speak a single word of German.

Black Forest day tour through the famous Hells ValleyOur Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

Contact me directly if you are having any difficulty finding what you are looking for.

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Medieval Villages and German Beer

On this English language Black Forest day tour you will ride through a beautiful valley in the Central Black Forest with a chance to stop at a medieval town. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the old timber-framed houses. Other highlights are a stop at a famous brewery, started by monks hundreds of years ago. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help. If you are traveling on your own by car or by train, my Black Forest day tours enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany, and without needing to speak a single word of German.

nglish language Black Forest day tourAbout Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

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Black Forest Railway and Cuckoo Clocks

On this English language day tour of the Black Forest you will be taking the train on a scenic ride through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Black Forest. Stop in a beautiful medieval village where you can walk the cobblestone streets. Travel in the Black Forest can get expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language. There is not much written in English to guide you. This is where Black Forest Tours can help.

About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

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Baden-Baden, Wine and The High Summit Road

Tour by train: A Black Forest vacation taking you to Baden-Baden, Wine and The Black Forest High Summit Road.

This tour will take you through the wine growing area of Ortenau at the foot of the Northern Black Forest. If it is a clear day you can see the Vosges mountains on the other side of the Rhine valley in France. Your tour ends in Baden-Baden.

Black Forest vacation taking you to Baden-Baden, Wine and The Black Forest High Summit Road

About Black Forest – To Go! We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about!

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The Black Forest, Germany on Your Own

The Black Forest in Germany is still one of the less explored regions in Germany. Mostly visited by Germans, Dutch and other Europeans, English is not widely spoken. Many travel books focus on the more popular areas in Germany like Bavaria (Munich), Heidelberg or the Romantic Roads.

With our English language self-guided tours we provide you with all the tools you need in order to explore the Black Forest by yourself. If you have a rental car during your Germany vacation we will tell you what roads to take, where to stop and park, where to eat, sleep and where to shop. Traveling has never been this easy! If you prefer traveling through Germany via public transportation we have several itineraries to choose from. Discover the Black Forest on the train and by bus. Hop over to the Alsace region of France for a day and visit some of the nearby sights in Switzerland. Traveling through the Black Forest can be easy if you know what you are doing. We use our knowledge as certified Black Forest Tourguides and share the info with you which we have collected over the years. Our private tours have been a success and now we are bringing you self-guided tours for one of the most beautiful areas in Germany. Come visit! You do not need to book a German package tour in order to enjoy our European holiday!