Germany’s Black Forest and surrounding areas offer beautiful landscapes, summertime highs of 25 degrees, fairy-tale towns and one of Europe’s best theme parks. But what’s it really like as a summer holiday destination?
I’ll admit, I’ve never started planning a summer holiday and thought “let’s go to Germany”. Yet, when I was invited to explore the south-west of the country a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised!
Along with family blogger Natalie from Plutonium Sox and the winners of the Fly Baden holiday competition, I explored several very different parts of the Baden region. Starting in spa town Baden-Baden, we then visited the Black Forest, the university city of Karlsruhe and rounded off our trip at theme park Europa-Park. The best way to see this part of Germany? On a road trip of course! After all, this is a seriously beautiful part of the world – somewhere you’ll definitely want the freedom to stop for a few photos along the way!
Baden-Baden was put firmly on the map after the Romans discovered thermal waters there. By the 1800s, the spa town was frequented by royalty, celebrities and the world’s elite. They enjoyed extravagant holidays in upmarket surroundings, while enjoying the healing properties of the water.