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Our most recommended things to do in Black Forest

Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

1. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

With more than six million visitors, Europa-Park is by far the largest theme park in Germany and the most visited seasonal theme park in the world. Embark on a journey of discovery through different European themed areas and look forward to over 100 attractions. At Europa-Park you can experience unforgettable adrenaline kicks or relax in comfort. In the Austrian themed area, visitors will finally be able to experience the popular family attractions Alpine Coaster 'Enzian' and ‘Tirol Log Flume’ again in 2024. In the course of the 2024 season you will be able to look forward to a ride on the ‘Voltron Nevera powered by Rimac’ rollercoaster in the new Croatia themed area. In the immediate vicinity of Europa-Park you will find the virtual reality experience YULLBE, where you can immerse yourself in further exciting adventures and take on thrilling challenges. Book your YULLBE ticket directly on our website.

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

2. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the colorful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg, and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. Explore some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral. See the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

3. Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

Travel to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest on this day trip in a climate-controlled bus from Zurich. Have some free time to explore the charming town of Titisee and capture pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board a spacious bus and relax while taking in views of the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee on the way to the town of Titisee.  Listen to a short introduction on how the locals get the popular cuckoo clocks to sing at the Drubba watch showroom. Spend some time exploring the town at your own pace where you can purchase a boat ride on the lake or buy a delicious slice of Black Forest cake which is made with cherry brandy. Hop back aboard the bus for a drive through impressive spruce forests and the town of Lenzkirch. Arrive at the Rhine Falls to admire this stunning waterfall that is 150-meters wide. Have some free time where you can purchase a boat cruise before returning to the Zurich HB train station.

Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

4. Freiburg: City Walking Tour with Drag Queen Betty BBQ

Take a tour of Freiburg with the unofficial queen of the city, Betty BBQ. The well-known Black Forest drag queen will guide you through the city and show you that Freiburg is much more than just the famous Freiburg Minster. During the walking tour, listen to funny anecdotes from Betty BBQ's exciting life and hear the latest city gossip. As you walk, let Betty BBQ take you through Freiburg's history and into its dazzling present.

Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

5. Freiburg: Guided City Tours with Actors

Discover the dark side of Freiburg’s history with Catharina Stadellmenin, the witch of Freiburg. Or follow a 16th century harlot on a walk through the medieval town and learn more about mankind's oldest business. Explore the old town of Freiburg with its little streams, the Gerichtslaube, or Old Court House, and the medieval city gates. Admire the stately Rathausplatz and Adelhauser Klosterplatz. You choose your guide (though both follow the same itinerary). Join the desperate Catharina Stadellmenin, the widow of master locksmith Michael Bantzer, on her last journey. Learn about her gruesome fate. Bear witness. Tell everybody you've seen the "witch" with your own eyes. Or: join the harlot and let her introduce you to medieval Freiburg and the high art of love. Learn everything about the city and the oldest profession in the world. Discover her secrets about her suitors, the hangman, and other scoundrels. Big fun is 100% guaranteed.

Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

6. Freiburg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Freiburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Next, you will visit the Martin's Gate, Schwabentor, Augustiner Museum, and the Historical Merchants' Hall. Use the hints to find the city's best sights and hidden gems. The incredible route continues to the Freiburger Münster, Markthalle, Bertoldsbrunnen, and Freiburger Bächle. Finally, you will end the tour at Neues Rathaus. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Freiburg on this fun tour while working as a team. 

English Walking Tours of Historic Freiburg.

7. English Walking Tours of Historic Freiburg.

You will meet our knowledgeable guide at our designated meeting spot on Rathausplatz. Enjoy a short meet-and-greet before heading off on your journey through this fascinating city. Your journey begins with a short story of Freiburg's founding, then continues with some of its iconic figures and lineage. We then take a stroll through Freiburg's historic markets at Münsterplatz while learning of legendary figures and places. Our stroll continues through Konviktstraße, the most beautiful street in Freiburg with its iconic shops and art galleries; and leading us to Schwabentor, the Merchants Gate. We then proceed through the old business section of Freiburg with a hidden secret and iconic plaza. Our journey finishes at the center of the Old City. Your Guide can provide suggestions for further activities, directions to your next destination, or anything else you need.

Freiburg: Veni, vidi, vino - wine hike and tasting

8. Freiburg: Veni, vidi, vino - wine hike and tasting

Welcome to your Freiburg wine adventure! On our wine hike up the Freiburg "Schlossberg" excellent wines will be served and tasted as also you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Freiburg and the idyllic surroundings in the "Tuscany of Germany". Explore the picturesque Schlossberg while our experienced guides tell you exciting facts about wine growing and the offered wines. In cooperation with the Lena Flurbacher winery from "Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl" - one of the warmest and most beautiful places in Germany in the middle of an extinct volcano - we taste five exquisite wines that bewitch the senses and take us on an enjoyable journey. This wine tasing tour combines the joys of wine with the fascination of nature hike and facts about the Schlossberg - and offers an unforgettable experience! As we hike comfortably over the slopes of the Schlossberg, an impressive view opens up in front of us: the beauty of the Rheingraben, the concise Kaiserstuhl and the majestic Vosges will enchant us. Since the Freiburger Schlossberg is located directly on the edge of Freiburg's old town and city center, the wine hike starts in Freiburg city center and ends at another point in Freiburg city center (old town). The start and end point are only a 3 minute walk away.

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

9. From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century.  From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks. Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals.  Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns. Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza.  With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Best of Baden-Baden - Stadtführung

10. Best of Baden-Baden - Stadtführung

Discover the Best of Baden-Baden, a picturesque city nestled at the foot of the Black Forest in South Germany. Enjoy the unique flair, history and sights of the modern spa and cultural city which we once called the "Summer Capital of Europe". Start your exciting discovery tour by meeting your guide at the Tourist Information. See the museum mile and find yourself in front of the famous Casino Baden-Baden. Explore the spa district, see the Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad and the iconic Caracalla Therme while learning why the city flourished as a bathing town and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of "Great Spa Towns of Europe" Walk through the Old Town, and see the market square and the town hall.

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4.6
(167 reviews)

I think the best thing was the flexibility of our Tour Guide, Willi, he was energetic, upbeat and maintained his humor throughout our tour, we even faced unexpected travel onto a snow covered mountain side in the BlackForest. I think we made an excellent decision to head to Strausbourgh first and then back to BlackForest and Baden Baden. The pouring rain was a definitely a deterrent for walking around too much in Baden Baden. Too wet and too cold. Check the weather before booking in April. Thanks

A beautiful, particularly large park with lots of attractions. Great design. Unfortunately, many of the attractions are a bit old and the waiting times are on the higher end. Due to the very high ticket prices, which are almost never discounted, the value for money is unfortunately not 100% accurate compared to other parks, especially Phantasialand.

We enjoyed our day trip walking through the 3 villages. Didier, our guide is very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. He makes the trip very pleasant and he doesn’t rush through the villages. Overall great tour!

The money is totally worth it. The wine tasting was more exciting than expected and I even went for two bottles at the end! The guide was very friendly, I can totally recommend it

Very excellent I really enjoyed I visited with my wife no children