Welcome to The Black Forest

Twenty minutes walk - or a five-minute bike ride - from populated spots will almost always put you out in nature, in the middle of quiet countryside dotted with traditional farmhouses and amiable dairy cows, perhaps, or in a thick forest where Little Red Riding Hood's wolf may lurk.

The northern section, with its hilly but relatively gentle terrain is home to several charming towns. Freudenstadt makes a good base for exploring the northern area. Many of the Black Forest's most impressive sights are in the triangle delimited by the lively university city of Freiburg, 15km east of the Rhine in the southwest; Triberg, cuckoo clock capital in the north; and the charming river-valley city of St Blasien in the southeast. Even smaller towns in the area generally have tourist offices.

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$217.88 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Transfer From Mannheim-City Airport to Karlsruhe City - One Way

Make sure everything for your trip is organized. Our driver will be there when you arrive and ensure your safe and fast transfer to Karlsruhe without you having to worry. Once you arrived and found your way to the arrival terminal, you will find your private driver holding a sign with your name on it. In case you are delayed: do not worry, your driver will be monitoring the flight. From here he will assist you with your luggage and lead you to the car. As soon as you and the driver double-checked the destination in Karlsruhe you provided us with he will make sure you arrive there quick and safe. If you are lucky you might even pass by the famous Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe or the beautiful Karlsruhe Palace. To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly we ask you to provide us with your flight number and the address of destination in Karlsruhe when you confirm the booking. As soon as you booked you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.

$60.25 Kid Friendly

Europa-Park Entrance Ticket with Fast Cash Lane Access

Enjoy direct entry to the park with this admission ticket and discover the jewels of Europe in miniature at Europa-Park in Rust (close to Freiburg). Nestled in the tri-border area, visitors to Germany’s largest theme park can explore all of Europe in just one day. Besides France and Switzerland, a total of 15 European themed areas await the whole family with traditional architecture and multi-award-winning gastronomic delights. Over 100 attractions and shows invite guests to make each experience their own. Those still hungry for staggering heights after a trip on Voletarium can pedal away in Volo da Vinci and immerse themselves in the Italian Dolce Vita from above. In the Greek themed area, bold heroes can cross the Mediterranean Sea with the Flight of Icarus hot-air balloon ride. On the Swiss Jungfrau Glacier Flight, young and old alike can climb the Matterhorn and enjoy the awe-inspiring alpine landscape. In the new Irish themed area Ireland – Children’s World, lovers of Nordic countries can discover the elevated plain and the green vegetation of the Emerald Isle with the Spinning Dragons. In the Russian themed area, the high-speed Euro-Mir roller coaster shoots lucky cosmonauts into orbit like a rocket. In Iceland, daring Vikings dash through the air on the catapult ride blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM or race through Icelandic mythology at 100km/h in the wagons of the wooden rollercoaster WODAN – Timburcoaster. Unprecedented adventures are open to passengers on the Alpenexpress Coastiality roller coaster. With the aid of virtual reality glasses, visitors can jump into a fantastic virtual world while at the same time feeling the full thrust of the roller coaster with a series of air streams, centrifugal forces and curves. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, Europa-Park provides not only a wonderful array of other attractions, but up to 23 hours of daily shows. Besides all this, there are numerous special events throughout the year at Europe’s most popular theme park. For over ten years, Europa-Park has adapted itself beautifully to each of the changing seasons. Spring is marked by new attractions and shows while the summer months promise refreshing aquatic attractions. In autumn, over 180,000 pumpkins and dark delights give the park its quintessential spooky feeling. At its winter opening, Europe’s most famous theme park turns into a winter wonderland filled with thousands of Christmas trees, holiday lights, wintry attractions, and a special Christmas show program.

$136.74 Tours & Sightseeing

Gengenbach - The Pearl Of The Kinzigtal

With its marvelous houses and romantic little lanes, Gengenbach has even attracted the attention of Hollywood: many scenes of the 2005 movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were filmed here. On a walking town through this picturesque small town you will learn about how tax laws affected the way burghers built their houses, how people dealt with daily concerns like garbage & disease and why half- timbered houses were a clever mode of construction. We will have a look at the lives of knights and monks as well as merchants and beggars in a Black Forest town. We will also be looking at the professions you can find in a medieval towns: doctors, pharmacists, "waseners" and many more. Learn how the majestic Benedictine monastery became the nucleus of the town and how it rose to the venerable position of a free imperial city in the Middle Ages. Let us enchant you on this Black Forest tour exploring the pearl of the Kinzigtal.