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Black Forest national park

protected forestThe national park in the Black Forest was founded in January 2014, and is the first national park in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwest Germany. This area lies in the northern part of the Black Forest between the Black Forest High Road and the Murg valley. It consists of two separate parts, the area in Ruhestein (district of Baiersbronn) and Hohen Ochsenkopf/Plättig which is near Baden-Baden.

In February, the visitor's program for 2014 has been published. A total of 283 tours, Guided visits and information sessions are offered in the National Park and the surrounding region in the northern Black Forest over the entire year. Other services and facilities will follow in the next months and years, especially interesting for tourists would be the establishment of a visitor's center offering suggestions for tours on foot or by bicycle as well as a travel concept for environmentally friendly travel etc.

Of course the national park priority is to look after the nature and its species. When the touristic concept exists it will become a top tourist attraction in the Black Forest. A taste of how it might look again in the national park, there is the protected forest 'Wild Lake' (photo) which now belongs to the National Park. This forest reserve was established over 100 years ago, since that time this area has looked after itself.
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Christmas Markets 2012 in the Black Forest

Next week, from 26 November, 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.

Christmas Market in FreudenstadtHere you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:

  • 26 November - 30 December 2012: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
  • 26 November - 23 December 2012: Christmas market in Freiburg
  • 27 November - 23 December 2012: Christmas market in Offenburg
  • 29 November - 23 December 2012: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
  • 29 November - 28 December 2012: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
  • 29 November - 2 December 2012: Magical Christmas market in Calw
  • 26 November - 22 December 2012: Christmas market in Pforzheim
  • 7 December - 16 December 2012: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 30 November - 23 December 2012: Advent's market and the world's biggest 'advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 30 November - 9 December 2012: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 30 November - 16 December 2012: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 1-2 December 2012: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 6-16 December 2012: Christmas market in Bad Krozingen
  • 7-9 December 2012: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 14-16 December 2012: Christmas market on the Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn
  • 14-16 December 2012: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 -30 December 2012: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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Christmas Markets in the Black Forest

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.

Christmas Market in FreudenstadtHere you find dates and places of the biggest and most beautiful markets:

  • 26 November - 27 December 2009: Christkindles market in Baden-Baden
  • 23 November - 23 December 2009: Christmas market in Freiburg
  • 24 November - 23 December 2009: Christmas market in Offenburg
  • 26 November - 23 December 2009: Christkindlesmarkt in Karlsruhe
  • 28 November - 28 December 2009: Sternlesmarkt in Ettlingen
  • 26-29 November 2009: Magical Christmas market in Calw
  • 23 November - 22 December 2009: Christmas market in Pforzheim
  • 4 December - 13 December 2009: Christmas market in Freudenstadt
  • 30 November - 23 December 2009: Advent's market and the world's biggest 'advent calendar house' in Gengenbach
  • 27 November - 6 December 2009: Advent's market in Gaggenau
  • 27 November - 13 December 2009: Christmas market in Bühl
  • 27 November - 20 December 2009: Christmas market in Rastatt
  • 28-29 November 2009: Christkindlemarkt in Bad Dürrheim
  • 28 November - 23 December 2009: Advent and Christmas market in Lahr
  • 10-20 December 2009: Christmas market in Bad Krozingen
  • 3-13 December 2009: Christmas market in Lörrach
  • 10- 20 December 2009: Christmas market in Rottweil
  • 4-6 December 2009: Christmas market Bad Säckingen
  • 4-6 December 2009: Christmas market in St. Blasien
  • 5-6 December 2009: Christmas market in Titisee-Neustadt
  • 10-13 December 2009: Christmas market on the Rosenplatz in Baiersbronn
  • 11-13 December 2009: Christmas market in Oberkirch
  • 25 December 2009 - 3 January 2010: Triberg Christmas Magic - thousands of lights illuminate the waterfalls and the nature park nearby
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