A Day Trip From Strasbourg to the Black Forest

Discover the Black Forest

Begin at the foot of the Black Forest in the town of Baden Baden

Enjoy lunch at Mummelsee Lake

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

140€ per Adult
70€ per Child


When:

From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

From May 2 to October 31 2020


Duration:

9 hours


Trip style:

Shared, full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8

If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.


Meeting point:

Strasbourg Tourism Office
17 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg


Inclusions:
  • Guided walking tour of Baden Baden
  • Admire the landscapes while following the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse, famous Black Forest road
  • Stop at viewpoints in the Black Forest
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals (lunch) and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

From Strasbourg, a Full Day Trip to the Black Forest in Germany

Leave Strasbourg and cross the Border into Southern Germany to visit one of the most beautiful regions of the area with your English speaking tour guide.

A most interesting tours from Strasbourg, take part in a small group shared day trip that will take you to one of the most emblematic regions of Germany. At first, you will meet your English speaking guide in a centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg. After having welcomed everyone, your driver/guide will summarize the day for you. It will then be time to board your comfortable and recent air-conditioned minivan to depart for today’s destination: the Black Forest area.

Visit the Town of Baden-Baden

At first you will 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 wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters (4,898 feet). The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region. The Black Forest gateau and the cuckoo clocks originate from this region.

Reach the spa town of Baden Baden, nestled at the foot of the black forest. The city has attracted royalty, the rich and celebrities over the 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. Here, the numerous viewpoints and belvedere will allow you to take in stunning scenes of the Upper Rhine Valley of the Vosges mountain range of France in the distance.

Discover Mummelsee Lake

Arrive at pretty Mummelsee lake where you will have some free time for personal discovery and lunch/coffee break. With a circumference of 800 m, a depth of 17 m and an elevation of 1,036 m, Mummelsee is the largest, deepest and highest of the seven cirque lakes. Here, you might want to try the local food such as the cured meats or the world-famous Black Forest cake that leaves nobody indifferent! After the tour, return to Strasbourg.

Follow the Badischerweinstrasse on the Way Back

After lunch your day tour will continue along the wine route of the Badischerweinstrasse. This wine route is the longest in Germany as it spans for more than 500 kilometers. The route is lined with charming small towns, picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes and mighty castles. Along the route, your guide will certainly make a few stops for great photo opportunities. One such stop will be in the village of Sasbachwalden. Set in the vineyards, this very well tended village is famous for having won the prestigious ‘flowering of the villages’ national exam. This can be seen as you stroll through the streets and admire the gorgeous flower decked half timbered houses. After the stop, return to Strasbourg.

For another great time in the area, it is possible to follow one of our tours to the university town of Freiburg, with its stunning medieval town or why not visit the Haut Koenigsbourg castle on our Pearls of Alsace day tour.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • If minimum number is not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund the tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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