1. Surabhi
    June 30, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    Hello! If have 2 days in Freiburg, out of which 1 day I want to go on a Black Forest day walk for the views, how do you suggest I do so?|
    Are there any guided treks in the area? Or is the walking trail good enough that I do it on my own?

    Thank you in advance πŸ™‚

    • Andrew
      June 30, 2014 @ 8:57 am

      I don’t know of any guided tours. The paths are pretty well marked.
      At the train stations there are usually signs with the local tracks with directions and distances. This is techincally true of Freiburg main station, but Kirchzarten or Titisee (both stops on the train up in the forest) would have better access. There are a number of mountains around to hike to. Schauinsland is a pretty popular one south of town. It has a cable car and a viewing tower. Ali has a post about it. http://www.aliadventures.com/2014/06/schauinsland-in-photos/
      There may be maps or other help at the Tourism office.

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    May 15, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

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  5. Cheryl
    February 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Lovely post! I had no idea that France and Switzerland were so close to you. πŸ™‚

    • Andrew
      February 17, 2013 @ 12:21 am

      Yup. We are WAY down in the corner.

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    February 16, 2013 @ 9:01 am

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  7. Steven Glassman
    February 14, 2013 @ 12:24 am

    Neat! A very well timed post… I might be hitting Freiburg in the very near future.

    • Andrew
      February 16, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

      Cool. When? For how long? Tweet at me if you are in the area. There are beers to be tried.

      • Steven
        February 16, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

        My plans, tentative as they are, are to use the four day Easter weekend (29 March to 1 April) to see Freiburg, Basel, and Strasbourg in one fairly rushed go of things. I have a poll up in my blog about where I should go for that holiday weekend, and that plan is neck and neck with “Just go to Dublin.”

        When my plans firm up, I’ll contact you to see if you’re about.

        • Andrew
          February 17, 2013 @ 12:22 am

          We aren’t sure what is going on for Easter. We may go traveling too. But definitely let me know if you are going to be about.

  8. Cathy Sweeney
    February 13, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    You are so lucky to have these wonderful places to go on day trips. I’ve really enjoyed the places that I’ve visited in Germany, but haven’t yet been to Freiburg or the Black Forest. Would love to explore the area on some of the hiking trails.

    • Andrew
      February 16, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Thanks. It has taken me years of living here to visit all of these places and there are plenty more that are easily seen with a car (which we don’t have). I do want to get into hiking more though. Haven’t done nearly enough.

  9. Jeremy Branham
    February 12, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    I had not idea there were so many places close to Freiburg. I need to explore more of Germany but I’ve never been to that part of France either. Switzerland is a very expensive country overall but I just posted a budget travel guide to Zurich to help save money.

    Of course, I want to see Freiburg too and check out a football match πŸ™‚

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

      Yes, you definitely do need to explore more of Germany. The nice thing about doing a day trip to Switzerland is that you can control costs, especially accommodation, easier.

  10. Radka
    February 12, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Your post came just in right time for us. While looking for a next place to settle on our journey through Europe, your town looks like a great location with many possibilites. Now, we just need to find a cozy rental appartment for a few weeks. Is April a good month for Freiburg? Thanks for a great inspirations.

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

      April is a fine month to be here. It can be a bit rainy, but the green stuff will have begun up in the forest which is good. If you think you want to come, start looking for housing early. April is also the beginning of the school semester here and there is usually a rush for student housing as well.

      • Radka
        February 13, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

        Thank you. Will start looking :).

  11. Andrea
    February 11, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Really wish we’d had more time to spend in the Black Forest region – we got foiled by the rain when we were there. At least we got to meet you and enjoy some great beer and food! =) Thanks for the linky love

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      Yeah, it was great to meet you too. The rain is an issue, but when it is gone the area is really beautiful.

  12. Cam @ Traveling Canucks
    February 11, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Thanks for sharing our posts Andrew!

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

      Of course. Nice to be able to show pictures in bright sunlight. You guys had the best luck.