After heavy snowfall in the last 2 days, there is as of today (28 December 2014) permafrost, and thus now exist ideal conditions for winter sports in the Black Forest! Numerous ski lifts and cross -country trails are now in operation, eg Feldberg, Todtnauberg, Hinterzarten and at other ski areas in the Southern Black Forest, in the Central Black Forest in Schonach, Schoenwald, St. Georgen and environment, as well as in the northern Black Forest along the Black Forest High Road.
Today, Monday 24 November 2014, the first Christmas Markets in the Black Forest will open. Traditional christmas markets take place in many places in the Black Forest every year. The flavour of mulled wine, waffles and fir needles, candlelights and the cosy atmosphere attract the guests every year anew. Besides eating and drinking of course you can find lots of local products for your own or for your christmas gifts.
Here you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:
24 November - 30 December 2014: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
24 November - 23 December 2014: Christmas market in Freiburg
25 November - 23 December 2014: Christmas market in Offenburg
27 November - 23 December 2014: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
27 November - 28 December 2014: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
27 - 30 November 2014: Magical Christmas market in Calw
24 November - 22 December 2014: Christmas market in Pforzheim
End of September 2014, the Treetop Trail Black Forest was opened in Bad Wildbad. The up to 20m high bridge and the 40m high observation tower offer really interesting perspectives and views and are certainly worth a visit.
With a total length of 1,250 meters inclusive of the ramp in the tower, the path leads through the canopy of beech, fir and spruce trees of the forest on summer mountain in Bad Wildbad. In addition to the interesting insights into the treetops some stations show information about the local nature and wildlife and skill exercises.
The highlight is the 40m high observation tower at the end of the treetop path. As you climb up the ramp, the view raises more and more about the forest, and offers top a magnificent panoramic view over the forests of the Northern Black Forest.
Tip: Check with the city train S6 to stop Uhlandplatz/Sommerbergbahn or by car to the parking garage downtown. Then with the mountain railway (cable car) to the top terminal. From here it is only a few hundred meters to the Treetop Trail. There is a combined ticket for mountain railway and treetop path available.
Even if the weather is not so nice: there are plenty of options for activities throughout the Black Forest, where you are regardless of the weather. Here are a few tips for recreational activities and attraction: