When to Go

  • Snow dusts the heights from January to late February, attracting downhill and cross-country skiers to the higher peaks in the Black Forest. In late February, around Shrove Tuesday, pre-Lenten Fasnacht parades bring carnival shenanigans and elaborate costumed characters to the region’s towns and villages.
  • Enjoy cool forest hikes, riverside bike rides, splashy fun on lakes Constance and Titisee, lazy afternoons in beer gardens and open-air festivals galore during summer.
  • From late September to October the golden autumn days can be spent rambling in woods, mushrooming and snuggling up in Black Forest farmhouses.