5 days in the Black Forest between Baden Baden & Freiburg

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Freiburg

Blessed with 2000 hours of annual sunshine, this is Germany’s warmest city. Indeed, while neighbouring hilltop villages are still shovelling snow, the trees in Freiburg are clouds of white blossom, and locals are already imbibing in canal-side beer gardens. This eco-trailblazer has shrewdly tapped into that natural energy to generate nearly as much solar power as the whole of Britain, making it one of the country’s greenest cities.

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Baden Baden

The bon vivant spirit of France, just across the border, is tangible in the town’s open-air cafes, chic boutiques and pristine gardens fringing the Oos River. And with its temple-like thermal baths – which put the Baden (bathe) in Baden – and palatial casino, the allure of this grand dame of German spa towns is as timeless as it is enduring.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Frankfurt, Freiburg


Arrival at the Frankfurt airport and transfer to Freiburg by Train(ICE / 2nd class)

After check-in at hotel, Sightseeing in Freiburg on foot.

Cathedral/ Market/ Historical merchants` hall/ Castle Mountain etc.


<Freiburg`s Cathedral>
Freiburg`s Cathedra is the symbol of the city. It was built from around 1200 to 1513 in the middle of the city. It is 116-meter high and described by art historian Jacob Burckhardt in 1869 as “the most beautiful spire on earth.”

Stay at 4 star hotel in Freiburg city centre.



Day 2

Freiburg


Breakfast at hotel

Full day free

Suggestion 1 : Visit of Schauinsland

Transfer with public transport (bus) to Lower station of the Schauinsland cable car

Free time or hiking at Summit of Schauinsland

Transfer to Freiburg

<Schauinsland>
The Schauinsland deserves its name - from the observation tower on the summit, when the weather is nice, there are wonderful views in all directions, over the surrounding Black Forest mountains and valleys, over the Rhine Valley to the Vosges and the Swiss Alps. The best way to reach the summit is with the Schauinslandbahn, Germany's longest circulating cable car (length: 3.6 km, height difference 746 m). The valley station is in Horben and is very well signposted from Freiburg.


Suggestion 2 : Visit of Europe Park

Transfer with train and bus from Freiburg to Europa Park

Full day stay in the Europa Park

< EUROPA PARK>
Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany, and the second most popular theme park resort in Europe, following Disneyland Paris. Europa-Park is located in Rust, in south-western Germany, near Freiburg.

Opening hour of EUROPA PARK

Summer Season 2020, 29.05.2020 - 08.11.2020
Europa-Park will be open from 9am until 6pm Monday-Friday and until 7pm Saturday and Sunday.

Winter Season 2020/2021. 09.11.2020 – 10.01.2021
11am - at least 7pm, *closed Thu 24th & Fri 25th Dec 2020


Transfer to Freiburg

Stay at 4 star hotel in Freiburg city centre.



Day 3

Freiburg, Baden Baden


Breakfast at hotel

Keep your luggage at the hotel storage.

Free time until departure.

Transfer from hotel to station in Freiburg on foot.

Transfer from Freiburg station to Baden-Baden station by Train (ICE / 2nd class)

Transfer from station to hotel with public transport.

After check in at hotel city sightseeing on foot (free)

Kurhaus/ Trinkhalle (Drink hall of hot spring water)/ Caracalla Therme (Hot spring pool)/ Friedrichsbad (Roman and Irish bath)

<Kurhaus Baden-Baden>
The Kurhaus Baden-Baden is a multipurpose hall with casino, restaurant and conference complex in Baden-Baden, Germany in the outskirts of the Black Forest. It was designed in the 19th century by the Karlsruhe master builder Friedrich Weinbrenner in the classical style and built on the site of the promenade house in 1766.


Stay at 4 star hotel in Baden-Baden
city centre.



Day 4

Baden Baden


Breakfast at hotel

Hiking from Baden-Baden or in the Black Forest

Suggestion : hiking to Panorama Trail

Panorama Trail is  "Trail of the Year" 2004 - around Baden-Baden,  There is  many short stages, Total ascent & descent are each 1420m, distance 45km, duration 12h


Stay at 4 star hotel in Baden-Baden city centre.



Day 5

Baden Baden, Frankfurt


Breakfast at hotel

Keep your luggage at the hotel storage.

Free time until departure.

Transfer from hotel to station in Baden-Baden with public transport.

Transfer from Baden-Baden to Frankfurt airport by Train (ICE / 2nd class)

Included

● Accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast
● Train (ICE / 2nd class)
● Frankfurt Airport - Freiburg
● Freiburg - Baden-Baden
● Baden-Baden - Frankfurt Airport

Not Included

● Cost of the public transport
● Entrance fee for Pool, bath, monument & museum in Baden-Baden & Freiburg
● Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
● City tax to be paid to the hotel
● Travel insurance
● Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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