Black Forest unveils card for tourists

THE Black Forest in the southwest of Germany  is not only one of the most varied but also one of the biggest and best-known holiday regions in Germany.

It has now introduced The Schwarzwald Card or the Black Forest Card, which allow visitors enjoy free admission, free rides and further advantages at more than 100 attractions in the entire holiday region.

With around 28 million overnight stays per year in the 138,000 beds of the Black Forests’ hotels and guest houses, and a further 60,000 in private accommodation, tourism is of great importance for the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and the wine regions of the south-west.

The Black Forest possesses a high density of restaurants with top chefs and Gault Millau or Michelin stars, and even in small village restaurants delicious variations on the hearty regional cuisine can be found.

Thermal baths like Baden-Baden, Badenweiler and Bad Wildbad have a long and rich tradition. Nowhere else in Germany has as many springs in such close proximity. The location, at the border of Germany, Switzerland and France places guests within easy reach of diverse cultures and varied landscapes.

The region is easily accessible by plane, only one-hour drive from the airport in Basel, or Zurich and three train hours from Frankfurt.