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Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

1. Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

Departing from the city of Strasbourg, take part in a shared small-group day trip that will take you to one of the most emblematic regions of Germany. After meeting with your English-speaking guide in a centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg, depart for the town of Baden-Baden. Cross the nearby border of France into Germany, leaving the Grand Est region and entering the state of Baden Württemberg. The Black Forest is a forested mountain range bordered by the Rhine Valley to both the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters. The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region, and both the Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clock originate from this region. You soon arrive to the town of Baden Baden, a city which has attracted royalty, the rich, and celebrities throughout centuries. Follow your guide and discover the numerous architectural splendors and magnificent villas that are lined along the Lichtentaler Allee. After this short walking tour, admire the landscape as your tour follows the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. There, the numerous viewpoints and belvedere will allow you to take in the stunning scenes of the Upper Rhine Valley of the Vosges Mountain Range of France in the distance. You later arrive to the pretty Mummelsee Lake, where you have some free time for personal discovery and lunch. With a circumference of 800 meters, a depth of 17 meters, and an elevation of 1,036 meters, Mummelsee is the largest, deepest, and highest of the Seven Cirque Lakes. Whilst there you might want to try local food such as cured meats, or the world-famous Black Forest cake. Following your tour, begin your return journey to Strasbourg. After a break for lunch your tour continues along the wine route of the Badischerweinstrasse. This wine route is the longest in Germany, spanning more than 500 kilometers. The route is lined with charming small towns, picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes, and mighty castles. Among a few stops made on your return journey is the village of Sasbachwalden. Set in the vineyards, this well-tended village is famous for having won the prestigious national "flowering of the villages" exam. This can be seen as you stroll through the streets and admire the gorgeous flower-decked half-timber houses. Following this final stop, your tour returns to Strasbourg.

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4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

If you don't have a car, this tour allows you to get to know Baden Baden, get to know a little about the Black Forest and see an overview of the German wine route. Jerôme, the driver and guide, is charming, pleasant, he is attentive all the time to inform you about what interests you, that you are comfortable, satisfied ... A good tour, to get an idea of this area, especially thanks to the guide.

We had a wonderful day exploring Baden Baden, the Black Forest and a number of beautiful neighbouring towns. Our guide Robyn was delightful. He was knowledgeable about the area and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this trip.

Laurent was super friendly, knowledgeable and accomadating. Had a great time on the tour and met a lot of very kind and interesting people as well. Definitely a recommended experience if you ever find yourself in Strasbourg.

An amazing trip, with an amazing guide! We had a lot of fun on the small group trip and the personal explanations. Thank you to our guide Paulina for a great tour!

Lauren’s is an excellent tour guide and we very much appreciated both his commentary and is at attention to all of our questions and needs along the way.