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What to do in the Black Forest in bad weather?

In the railway muyeum in HorbEven 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:

Museums and visits, as

And yes, there remains the (according to weather forecast justified) hope for a beautiful "Indian Summer".

Photo: TEE (Trans Europe Express) in the railway museum in Horb.

Feel free to add more interesting offers by comments to this entry.

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Springtime has come

SpringtimeIn the last warm days nature has developed rapidly, the meadows are full green and dotted with yellow dandelions and blooming fruit trees, and deciduous forests show the first tender green.

In the next few days spring-like weather is expected, inviting to a trip to the Black Forest and a short hike. So far still the deeper layers are recommended, in the higher elevations from 800-1000m it takes a little longer until spring comes.


Springtime

Photos from April 8, 2011:
Above: blooming fruit tree, in the background the ruins Hohengeroldseck
Bottom: Spring idyll at Schweighausen, community Schuttertal

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Fruit tree blossom in the Black Forest

Flowering cherry treesThe time has finally come: the fruit trees in the Ortenau region have started to flower.

The entire landscape is covered by a sea of white flowers - this is spring in the purest sense! And with the current sunny weather, an outing and a short walk are definitely worth the effort.

The photo was taken yesterday, the 20th April 2010, near Durbach.
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Spring in the Black Forest

Flowering cherry treeSpring has (finally) arrived in the Black Forest and just in time for Easter! People and nature can now enjoy the first warm days after the long, hard winter, 24° C was recorded in the upper reaches of the Rhine River. The cherry trees are in full bloom and have turned the entire countryside into a sea of spring flowers. Today's Good Friday spring weather tempted countless thousands out of the house to go for a walk or set off on their bicycles and motorcycles or go for a drive.

The motorcyclists who travelled just 5km from the springlike conditions in Sasbachwalden to the Black Forest High Road were flabbergasted when they had to park their motorcycles at the Mummelsee lake beside metre-high snow banks. After taking the few steps from the parking area to the lake, they then discovered that it was still frozen over – but this didn't stop the visitors from lining the banks to enjoy the sunshine.

ice-bound Mummelsee lakeIncidentally: Skiing is still in full swing on the Feldberg Mountain in the High Black Forest, almost all the ski-lifts are in service and the piste is in good condition. The end of the season is scheduled for the 19.04.

Photos (both taken 10 April 2009):
Top: Flowering cherry tree near Gengenbach
Bottom: Sunbathers beside the ice-bound Mummelsee lake

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