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Christmas 2013

christmas tree www.black-forest-travel.com wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 to all friends of the Black Forest !

Also in the year 2014 you will find your current information for your trip to the Black Forest on our website.

Our tip for the next few days: Triberg Christmas Magic (25 - 30 December 2013), from where originates this photo of the Christmas tree on the right. One million (!) lights illuminate the environment of the Triberg Waterfalls, Germany's highest waterfalls. Additionally there is a spectacular show program on three stages and at the "burning" waterfall, in the Christmas village and many more facilities snacks and refreshments await the visitors.

See more at www.triberger-weihnachtszauber.com

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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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Triberg Waterfalls in the Black Forest

The city of Triberg is located directly on the Black Forest railway line and is famous for Germany's highest waterfalls, which have an overall drop of 163 metres over 7 cascades. More than half a million people visit this spectacle of nature every year.

There are three entrances to the waterfalls, which are reached via asphalted paths, steps and footbridges. You should be a reasonably good walker of course, and the paths are totally unsuitable for prams and pushchairs. However, you can reach the lowest and largest cascade of the waterfall relatively easily from the main entrance.

The area around the entrance to the waterfalls is reminiscent of Disneyland; here and in the town centre, a large number of shops offer the even larger number of tourists cuckoo clocks, woodcarvings, souvenirs as well as Black Forest ham and kirsch. These are high quality craft products for the most part, although there is no shortage of plastic cuckoo clocks 'made in Taiwan'. The Black Forest Museum, which is well worth seeing, can also be found directly by the lower entrance to the waterfalls.

Anyone who wants to escape from the hustle and bustle can easily do so - the countryside around Triberg is fantastic, and after a few hundred metres you will see and hear nothing more of the crowds.

More about the Triberg Waterfalls

A very special attraction are the Triberg Waterfalls in wintertime, when the spray caused by the splashing water freezes to thick ice crusts around the cascades (see photo, shot in January 2009).

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Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

The Cuckoo Clock (in German: Kuckucksuhr) is the typical clock of the Black Forest with artistic carvings. It is manufactured in the Black Forest to this day.

Cuckoo clocks were probably built for the first time in the Black Forest between 1730 and 1750. The original handcrafted production developed into an industry in the Black Forest from the 19th century. A good cuckoo clock has several functions: the doors open and close, the cuckoo takes a bow every hour and moves its beak and wings at the same time.

Find more about the typical Black Forest Clocks, e.g. the world's largest Cuckoo Clocks in Schonach and Triberg, or the German Clock and Watch Museum in Furtwangen.

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