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    • JHR's Profile Photo

      Halloween, Allerheiligen, Allerseelen

      Land Baden-Württemberg Sep 18, 2015 at 4:15 AM

      I will be in Freiburg 30th Oct - 2nd Nov. I've just realised that this covers Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Day. I suspect (to be honest, I hope) that Badners don't celebrate Halloween in the same tacky(!) way as the USA and latterly the UK. In fact, isn't the Germans' use of 'Halloween' Denglish? What was wrong with 'Vorabend vom Allerheiligenfest'?! Question: On Nov 1 and Nov 2 do any traditional events relating to Allerheiligen and Allerseelen take place in Südbaden? Would need to be accessible by train or bus from Freiburg.

    • cash on Credit Card Swipe in Stuttgart

      Stuttgart Sep 7, 2015 at 4:01 AM

      Dear users,

      I am new to Stuttgart and in need of some help from the forum. I have a Master card credit card from India and i have the cash limit of 30% and swipe limit of 70% , I am looking for some place like hotel or restaurant where i can swipe for some amount and get cash on hand from it where i pay 5-6% of commision.

      This is very common in India and i don't know where can i get this done in stuttgart, Please share me if you can help me with some Info

    • where would you stay?

      by KarenM109 Online Now Aug 9, 2015 at 6:02 AM

      we are a family of four travelling with two kids ages 9 and 7, and where thinking of staying for two weeks , do you think it is too much or a week would be enough? and in which part would you stay as we want to take the kids to Europa Themepark and some other intering places....thanks

      5 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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      sights on route

      by agathi Online Now Jul 15, 2015 at 3:06 AM

      Hallo. Pls can you tell me if we follow the 60km of the Schwarzhochstrasse driving from Ottenhofen to Baden Baden without actually visiting the cities on our way, since they are not the ones we are interested in, will we still be able to see from above some sights eg.Mummelsee? I mean, does the route itself give a chance of sightseeing or does someone have to go near the cities? You see, we just want to have a panoramic view of the forest. Thank you.

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM
    • Black Forest in August

      by Andy76 Online Now Apr 24, 2015 at 2:11 AM

      Hi all
      myself and 16 others (ages from 3 to 84) will be staying just outside Simonswald for 9 nights in August. We have most day trips planned, but what i wanted to know was the following
      Are there any public outdoor pools of lakes for swimming near Simonswald?
      Is there enough to do in Triberg for a whole day out?
      How busy would the Europa Park be on a Monday in August?
      Is there much to do/see in Freiburg for a morning?

      On one day we are planning on a trip to Stuttgart and parking just off the main shopping street and close to the train station. Some will go and look around the town, while others wish to visit the Mercedes and Porsche museums.
      what is there around the main town to see and how easy is it to get to the car museums and which is the best to visit, giving we would like to meet back with the others before we go for a meal.

      Other trips we have planned are to Switzerland and Liechtenstein for the day, we are planning on doing this on Liechtensteins national holiday, so we can see the festivities, has anyone been and is it worth it for a day out.

      The other trip idea was a trip to Lake Como, but the small towns up the left hand side, has anyone been and whats worth a visit?

      Any help would be much appreciated.

      Thanks in advance


      10 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 3:28 AM
    • Black forest by public transit

      by songbirdsweet1 Online Now Dec 26, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      Hi! I'm visiting the Black Forest/ Baden Baden the second week of March. I plan to stay 2 to 1/2 days. I definitely want to soak in some streams and see some picturesque towns/places, cuckoo clocks and such. I don't plan on doing much hiking because of the time of year and because I'm nursing a small injury, but I'm open to the possibility if it's worth it. I will be traveling using public transit. Any suggested itineraries would be extremely helpful. Thank you!

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2015 at 7:23 AM
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      Prettiest part?

      by Blahnix Online Now Nov 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      I would like to know what members consider the prettiest part, or the part that should be seen, in the Black Forest, Germany, please? and how many days would be enough to see it?
      Many thanks

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2014 at 11:13 PM
    • Accommodation near public transport +KONUS

      by AvigailE Online Now May 31, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Hello, I'm looking for recommendation for a place to stay in the Black Forest in Germany, close to public transport
      I travel with twins at the age of three in public transport.
      Also, I can not find a detailed map of public transportation in the area.

      I'd love to help and recommendations

      tnx avigail

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM
    • Suggestion for 3 or 4 days trip with my parents (around 60 yrs)

      by salmansaif84 Online Now Apr 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      We'll be coming from Leuven Belgium by Car & planning 3 or 4 days in Black forest. I'll be with my wife (young couple- last 20s) with my parents (60+ yrs). We are interested in some good natural scenery , good road drive and some light physical activities (walks etc.) or any other activity where we all could participate together. Please suggest a plan and also place to stay (should stay at one place all the time and make trips from there?)
      Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.

      5 Answers May 3, 2014 at 3:09 AM
    • asking about public transport triberg, schonwald and gengenbach

      by SilviaAurelia Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 12:15 AM


      my plan is to explore triberg, schonwald and then gengenbach, with public transport. is it easy to use buses/train/taxi in those cities? i travel from other country with luggage, is there any buses or taxi from train station to hotel?

      this is my first time to visit germany and we speak english only.


      1 Answer Apr 9, 2014 at 10:42 AM
    • Attractions for kids on the way from Frankfurt to Black Forest

      by sunflower2000 Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      We are a family with 2 kids (14,11) and we are about to land in Frankfurt in August 2014. From there we will travel by car to the black forest.
      Do you have suggestions where we can stop to have some fun with the kids so we can break the long hours drive?

      Many thanks:)

      4 Answers Mar 29, 2014 at 3:39 AM
    • Visit to Black Forest from Frankfurt or Stuggart

      by sohvalerie Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Can you advise if it is better to travel from Frankfurt to Black Forest and if so, what is the travelling time? Secondly, if is better from Stuggart then also what is the travelling time?

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM
    • Best base in BF for train travel

      by CloElo Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      My 16 year old daughter and I will take the train from Frankfurt to the BF in July 2014. We want to enjoy short hikes, perhaps kayak. What town would be the best for us for a 3 night stay, only using the train/bus? Thanks!

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2014 at 7:48 PM
    • Suggestions for day trips

      by Golpe Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      I will be in Gengenbach for a week in late May and am planning my itinerary. I will be visiting Strasbourg, Basel, Baden Baden and Freiburg. I'm seeking suggestions for a couple of more interesting day trips to get a "complete" feel of the Black Forest (towns, nature, other attractions).
      Thank you.

      10 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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      Travel with Public transport

      by rahulsapmm Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      Hello All,
      We're a family of 2 adults and 1 Kid, 6yrs.
      We want to visit the black forest area in Germany. We plan to visit in March End.
      What is the best possible route and plan to visit all the good places with Public transport.

      We'll be coming from Erlangen/ Nuremberg.


      1 Answer Mar 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM
    • Best base in the Black Forest

      by eidelweiss Online Now Feb 13, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      We want to base ourselves in the Black Forest, in a lovely traditional hotel/pension where we can drive all over to look at the lovely areas. Which area is best to travel from? Would love somewhere nice with wonderful food too.

      1 Answer Feb 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM
    • convenient location to stay

      by vijay.psrinivasan Online Now Jan 29, 2014 at 7:25 AM

      Our family group of 6 adults + 2 children wants to see Triberg falls, baden-Baden, Schwarzwaldpark in loeffingen. We plan to stay 3 nights, will be having a car are ok to drive upto 70km each day to see the places. We also plan to stay in a holiday house/apartment in the same place for the 3 nights
      In which place would you recommend to look for this stay?
      Many thanks in advance

      7 Answers Feb 4, 2014 at 10:28 PM
    • Black Forest in Feb 2014

      by cute.sids Online Now Jan 17, 2014 at 5:13 AM

      Hi, we are a group of 4 planning to travel for 3 - 4 days to Black Forest region during February 2014. Can someone suggest the best possible places to visit and do we expect heavy snow / rainfall during this period. Thank you !

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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      Munich to Black Forrest by car

      by BobW55 Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Hi, we will be traveling from Munich to the Black Forrest (maybe Freiburg) in May 2014. (four days)
      We would like to avoid Autobahns and busy highways and take in as much of southern Germany as possible.
      Any suggested routes would be welcome.

      8 Answers Jan 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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      europa park

      by shakakthar Online Now Nov 13, 2013 at 4:48 AM

      iam planning to visit europa park in black forest with my children.
      which is the most beautiful town in black forest to stay and reach RUST.
      which other 2 best destinations other than triberg for cuckoo clocks should i not miss to black forest
      where can i find lush green meadows in this region

      12 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 1:36 AM
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      europa park

      by shakakthar Online Now Nov 13, 2013 at 1:39 AM

      hello all i would like to visit europa park in rust with my children.
      how do i go there?? from baden baden by public transport.
      i will be having 2 days to visit black forest ... please let me know which 2 other places i should not miss.apart from triberg which is famous for cuckoo clocks.
      my interest is in natural landscapes and would like to see extensive green pastures as far as my eye can see

      1 Answer Nov 13, 2013 at 4:42 AM
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      Zimmer Frei

      by Alagator Online Now Nov 8, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      Are there many zimmer frei accommodations in the Black Forest? Can a central listing be found?

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM
    • January Travel

      by khqfla Online Now Nov 3, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      We are an older couple that will be traveling to Southern Germany for 10 days driving from Stuttgart to where ever ending in Munich. We have options for Baden-Baden, BlackForest, Lindau, Salzburg, and Telfs, Austria but can travel freely in the area. Could you advise us of the snow possibilities, driving conditions and special sights/areas that we shouldn't miss. Thank you!

      2 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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      Belchen mountain

      by NAOMI58 Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      I cannot find on the net any instructions on how to get to Belchen Mountain ( Belchen-Seilbahn) in English. Can anyone explain how to get there by bus or train from Breisach ? Also-I would love to hear any sugestions on where to visit neighbour places ( villages or places of interest ) for the same day -For example- I s Staufen near by and easy to reach by train or bus from Belchen ?Thank you !

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 5:18 AM
    • Special attractions beyond the gorgeous views

      by 33hobbes Online Now Sep 14, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      My husband and I are planning to travel (kid free) and spend three full days in Black Forest mid-October this year. As nature lovers, there is no lack of what to see or where to hike, and we will definately visit a spa. However, we wonder if there is something extra special or differrent to see in this region that is one of those "must-see" moments before having to head back home.

      Thank you :)

      6 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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      Feldsee-How to get there

      by NAOMI58 Online Now Aug 31, 2013 at 7:31 AM

      Hello friends,
      How does one get to Feldsee from Breisach ?
      I hear there is a walking path to the lake that goes downand then-ofcourse up again to the cable car station .Is it a long difficult walk ? How long will it take ?
      Are there other lakes in the area( as nice as this one ) that can be reached without the need to walk ? The big lakes are not as attractive to me :-) Thnaks !

      9 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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      Fall in the Black Forest -where to go for the best colors ?

      by NAOMI58 Online Now Aug 24, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      I am planning a trip to the black forest early october this year.I am interested in photographing fall colors.Where is the best place to visit for the most beautiful colors ? Hiking is very limited and I must be able to get there by public transportation.
      Thnak you !

      13 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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      Plan a trip in the Black Forst for 7 days

      by KiraO Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Hi all,

      We are coming to the black forest at the end of August for 7 days!
      We are arriving to Munich at about 5PM, renting a car, and 7 days (6 nights) later flying back from Munich at around 7PM.
      We are interested in nature, simple short hikes (my parents are in their mid 50's, and I am in my late 20's), waterfalls, lakes, small cute towns, beautiful churches etc.
      We are not interested in museums, walking in castles etc. We can see the castle from the outside, but the inside is really not our thing, unless it is a "must see".
      I do love animals, so if there is a good zoo around, or an animal attraction - I am all for it.
      We are also considering Europa Park.

      I would really appreciate any points of what we must see, recommendations on where to stay or anything else you want to tell me!

      Thanks much!

      7 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 5:11 AM
    • 4 nights in Black Forest-- itinerary suggestions

      by Jimnpatty Online Now Aug 14, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      Hello, We are planning to spend 4 nights in the upper Black Forest area this October coming from Strasbourg on Weds 10/23 and returning to Paris (via Strasbourg) on Sun 10/27. We will be traveling by train and would like to stay 2 nights in different towns. Use of the Konus card is very appealing (however I understand it is not accepted in Baden-Baden). Right now we're thinking of 2 nights in Gengenbach and 2 nights in or near Baden-Baden.

      Any comments/tips on this plan or alternate suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks! Jim & Patty

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM
    • Travel from Netherlands to Black Forest

      by ssreehari1984 Online Now Aug 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Hi, Can you please tell me how can I travel to Black Forest from Eindhoven, Netherlands?

      5 Answers Aug 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM
    • travel

      by laurieeady Online Now Jul 20, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      whats best form of travel from Rottweil to Triberg for a day out ,car hire /taxis /bus/and train

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM
    • Amsterdam to Blackforest

      by gurramdi Online Now Jun 2, 2013 at 3:44 AM


      We are 3 adults and one kid, planning to go to black forest from Amsterdam. Its an unplanned one and we wanted to go next week june 6 and stay there for 3 nights. Can some one please suggest a country side farmhouse/apartment where its nice, warm calm and pleasant? Would prefer more green!!

      Appreciate your help in advance.

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2013 at 6:17 AM