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Travel to Germany - Hike in Black Forest (Schwarzwald), Brothers Grimm forest & medieval towns

Guided trip

Madhuwant will take the lead and plan your journey for you. Just sit back and enjoy the adventure.

Cost per TripMate

€424
WHY SHOULD YOU GO? Ever wanted to visit the setting of the fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm? Legend has it they were inspired by Germany’s Black Forest (Schwarzwald) — the spectacular mountain range in Baden-Württemberg. The Black Forest gets its name from the oppressive canopy of evergreens looming above the forest floor. Home to elaborate cuckoo clocks, striking half-timbered houses, ruined castles, roman baths and quaint towns, the Black Forest is a magical land full of cultural traditions. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS? - Discover Triberg (Cuckoo Clock Capital): Known as the unofficial cuckoo capital of the world and also houses the world’s largest cuckoo clock. Cuckoo clocks are an important part of Black Forest history, and they have been made in the region since the 1700s. Besides that, Triberg is also famous for one of Germany's highest waterfalls with the area around the entrance to the waterfalls being reminiscent of Disneyland. - Discover Freiburg: A vibrant city in southwest Germany’s Black Forest, is known for its temperate climate and reconstructed medieval old town, crisscrossed by picturesque brooks (bächle). Situated in the heart of the major Baden wine-growing region, Freiburg also serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. - Belchensteig: Voted as Germany’s most beautiful hiking trail (as per wandermagazin.de) reaching the summit of Belchen mountain. Belchen is the most beautiful mountain in the Black Forest, offering a fantastic panoramic view of the Rhine Valley, the Vosges and, in good weather, even as far as the Alps. - Panoramic Trail (Baden-Baden): Varied and exciting trail that takes you along Castle ruins from the Middle Ages, hidden forest paths and the large rock pillars of the Battert. The cliffs always promise a fantastic view over the city of Baden-Baden through to Alsace. - Discover Baden Baden: Considered one of the most beautiful spots in Black Forest, this 19th–century town is filled with striking french architecture and old-world luxury. Baden-Baden is part of the transnational UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Great Spa Towns of Europe", because of its famous spas and architecture that exemplifies the popularity of spa towns in Europe in the 18th through 20th centuries. - Caracalla Thermal Baths in Baden-Baden: Named after the Roman Emperor Caracalla who came to Baden-Baden in the third century to soak his arthritis away, Caracalla is the modern response to a traditional bathing culture - an experience of all senses. - Schwarzwald Bahn: Schwarzwald Bahn (Black Forest railway) passes directly across the Black Forest, through spectacular scenery, and passing through numerous tunnels and viaducts. 📍 WHERE DO WE MEET? Option A: Berlin - Meet at Platform 1, Berlin HBF at 4:15 PM. Option B: Freiburg - Meet in Freiburg (in Black Forest) on Thursday night (directly in accommodation). 💰 WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP FEE? - Community Guide - Shared hotel accommodation with Breakfast for 3 nights - Guided hike Belchen Mountains - Guided hike in Triberg - Entry to Triberg waterfalls - Guided hike for the Panoramic trail in Baden-Baden - Entry to Caracalla Thermal Bath in Baden-Baden - Organising fee - Join My Trip Service Fee 🚌 Transportation: - Train journeys from & back to Berlin are not included. For limited discounted train tickets, please contact me. - All local transport from Freiburg (Day 1) to Baden-Baden (Day 4) is covered. All group expenses will be managed using Splitwise, so please have the Splitwise app downloaded prior to your trip to make it easy to track & settle any group related expenses incurred during the trip. 👋 A bit about me, Maddy here, I am a Kiwi Indian living presently in Berlin having moved here in May last year with my partner from Sydney. Having lived in 5 countries & travelled to just under 40 countries covering 4 continents featuring numerous solo trips and creating new friendships along the way, I can say with a lot of assurance, you are going to have a great time on my trips. On my trips, I am looking to mix up Urban exploring with Nature hikes & trails to give a more complete travel experience.
Trip Itinerary
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Day 1-2

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Day 1-2

Starting Thursday evening (for those joining us from Berlin), we take a train down to Freiburg - The main entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) that gets to Freiburg late on Thursday night, where we would be staying in for the entire trip (3 nights). Fun Fact - Frieburg is the sunniest city in Germany.

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Day 2

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Belchenhaus

Day 2

We have an early breakfast and catch public transport to get to the starting point of our hike. We hike to the summit of the Belchen mountain on some parts of the Belchensteig that has been voted the most beautiful walking trail in Germany. Once at the summit, we capture the stunning sights of Blac...

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Day 2-3

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Day 2-3

After grabbing a bite/drink at the historic Belchenhaus and possibly having a “black forest cake” (if they have not already sold out of it) we head down Belchen mountain and catch public transport to get back to our accommodation in Freiburg.

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Day 3

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Triberg

Day 3

We have an early breakfast and catch public transport to get to Triberg also known as the Cuckoo capital of the world, including a visit to the World’s largest cuckoo clock along with a short hike to one of Germany’s highest waterfalls. After we have finished exploring the area around the waterfall, we make our way back from the waterfalls and head back to Freiburg by early evening, to explore this vibrant city and see what it has to offer.

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Day 3-4

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Freiburg im Breisgau

Day 3-4

After we have finished exploring the area around the Triberg waterfall, we make our way back from the waterfalls and head back to Freiburg by early evening, to explore this vibrant city and see what it has to offer.

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Day 4

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Baden-Baden

Day 4

Checkout of our hotel and make our way to Baden-Baden to explore this beautiful town filled with stunning French architecture along with a hike that takes you along ruins from the Middle Ages, offering a unique panoramic view of Baden-Baden and the Rhine valley. We wrap up our fabulous 4 days journey, by relaxing in the famous thermal baths of Baden-Baden for a couple of hours and then heading to the train station to catch the train back to our respective homes.

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Madhuwant

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Maddy here!!! I have lived in 5 countries including India, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Germany (Berlin) presently, have also been travelling to just under 40 countries and organized trips & travels for friends and presently also organizing hiking trips, weekend & day trips around Germany for expats through Meetup.

Profile description: Maddy here!!! I have lived in 5 countries including India, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Germany (Berlin) presently, have also been travelling to just under 40 countries and organized trips & travels for friends and presently also organizing hiking trips, weekend & day trips around Germany for expats through Meetup.

What is included

Accommodation
Hotel
4 days trip
Freiburg im Breisgau, Belchenhaus & 4 more
Transportation
Train

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