Discount Cards

Most tourist offices in the Black Forest sell the three-day SchwarzwaldCard (adult/child €39.50/29), which gives free or discounted admission to around 140 regional attractions. Details are available at www.blackforest-tourism.com.

The KONUS Guest Card (www.konus-schwarzwald.info), provides free bus and rail travel on most local routes. Enquire locally if it is not forthcoming.

Tourist Information

For the inside scoop on the region, your first port of call should be the Black Forest Tourism website, www.blackforest-tourism.com. The regional tourist board website is a useful resource for planning trips to the Black Forest, with details on everything from scenic drives and nature parks to accommodation, restaurants and activities. Visit it also for webcams, weather and a handy interactive map.

Most towns and villages in the Black Forest have a well-stocked local tourist office.