Why visit the Black Forest?
Explore the unique culture
The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, is a mountain region located in southwest Germany. It is famous for its extensive fir forests and was traditionally an area of forestry and ore mining. Tourism is now the biggest industry in the area, with visitors drawn here by the winter sports and numerous spa towns, such as Baden-Baden.
The Black Forest has a unique culture that your students will love using their German to explore. This mainly rural area prides itself on its customs and traditions, some of which are centuries old. This is a land of traditional farmhouses, delicious gâteaux, incredible cuckoo clocks and fine hams.
And there are plenty of opportunities to explore the history and culture here. A visit to the Black Forest Open Air Museum offers your students the chance to learn more about life in the Black Forest over the last 400 years. And at the Eble-Uhren Park, they’ll discover the fascinating tradition of clockmaking in the area. Plus, they’ll get to see the world’s largest cuckoo clock!
Get your younger students talking!
On a German school trip to the Black Forest, your students will love using their German skills to learn all about this fascinating region of Germany.
You’ll be able to visit the charming city of Freiburg, the spa and winter sports town of Titisee and can even hop over the border to visit Strasbourg in France, where your students will see the Germanic influence on the local culture.
The Black Forest is most popular as a destination for German school trips but whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll ensure that your school trip to the Black Forest is tailor-made to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives.
There is a great variety of activities and visits available in the Black Forest. If you want to explore the landscape, you might like to take a ride on the Schauinsland Cable Car, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the area around the Schauinsland mountain, or enjoy a boat trip to the foot of the Rhine Falls, which are the largest waterfalls in Europe.
And whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Europa Park, Germany’s largest adventure park!
The park is divided into 13 themed areas, all based on different European countries. There’s plenty here to satisfy the thrillseekers in your group, from the Swiss Bob Run, to the blue fire Megacoaster powered by Nord Stream 2 which goes from 0 to 100kmph in just 2.5 seconds.
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Take a look at our range of Black Forest school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.