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Lookout tower near Haslach in the Black Forest

Back in November 2014, the observation tower was opened on the Urenkopf at Haslach , central Black Forest . The days with beautiful views held this winter , however limited, over the Easter weekend, was worth the climb to the tower at 34m height allows of its platform a really nice all-round view of the Kinzig Valley and the central Black Forest .

The tower is accessible only on foot . Next Directions possibility is the trail parking lot at the memorial Vulkan. Shortly after Haslach direction mill creek ( Freiburg), the parking lot is well signposted. Walk from there it is 1 km to the tower , but with a sharp rise . Of course, the tower is also from all other directions within walking distance, or can be integrated into a hike in the area.


Visible from afar is the new lookout on the Urenkopf


The lookout tower


View on Hofstetten


View on Haslach


View on Fischerbach, Brandenkopf Mountain in the background


View direction Hausach

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Snow in the Black Forest

cross-country skiingAfter 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.

Winter sports facilities, ski lifts, snow reports, etc., refer to the section winter sports.

www.black-forest-travel.com wishes all friends of the Black Forest enjoy winter sports!
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Christmas Markets in the Black Forest 2014

Christmas treeToday, 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
  • 5 - 14 December 2014: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 29 November 2014 - 6 January 2015: Advent's market and the world's biggest advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 28 November - 7 December 2014: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 28 November - 14 December 2014: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 29 - 30 November 2014: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 5 - 7 December 2014: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 12 - 14 December 2014: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 - 30 December 2014: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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Treetop Trail Black Forest

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.

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