The charms of the Black Forest
The Black Forest, or "Black Forest", is a mountain range in southwestern Germany. The youngest National Park among our western neighbors has been separated from its part. It was created in 2014 to protect the local wildlife, mainly coniferous and deciduous forests as well as mountain meadows and peat bogs. The picturesque Black Forest is also famous for its numerous health resorts, such as Baden-Baden and Badenweiler.
The Black Forest is a granite mountain range stretching over a length of 160 km. Its highest peaks are Hornisgrinde (1,164 m) and Feldberg (1,493 m) with a weather station built in 1937. The mountain range borders in the west with France, in the south - with Switzerland, in the east - with Jura Swabia and the enormous Lake Baden, in the north - with Kraichgau. The Black Forest is famous primarily for its numerous spas . Patients and tourists appreciate the healing climate of the region, its clean air and dense fir forests.
Black Forest spas
Baden-Baden is not only one of the most popular spas, but also the oldest in the world . Its history dates back to the 10th century BC, when the Romans discovered the health benefits of the Black Forest. Baden-Baden has become famous and fashionable in the modern era. Every year, the spa is visited by millions of people looking for rest and peace . The 19th century Spa House (Kurhaus) , which now houses an exclusive casino, is considered the most beautiful building in the town. Another unique attraction in Baden-Baden is the Spa Park (Kurpark Lichtentaler Allee) , which stretches from the pump room (Trinkhalle) to the Lichtental Monastery. It is also worth visiting the Frieder Burda museum with its wonderful collection of modern art.
The spa town of Baden-Baden uses mineral springs as well as hot and cold baths for healing purposes. The water temperature is between 50 and 68 degrees Celsius, and its sources are located at a depth of 2000 m and are famous for the richness of lithium, silica, boric acid, magnesium and manganese.
Badenweiler is a village at the foot of Mount Blauen. The heart of the town is Cassiopeia Therme - one of the most beautiful health resorts in southern Germany. There you can take advantage of thermal baths, relax in the sauna, thermal pool or Roman-Irish baths. In Badenweiler, the Grand Duke's Palace , which was built in 1587 as the official residence of the Margraves of Baden, the Baden Castle and the small Belvedere summer palace, are worth visiting.
Leisure in Badenweiler
It is also worth going to the Black Forest in a motorhome. There is an ideal place to park our vehicle near Badenweiler. There, in the heart of the Baden-Württemberg region, at the foot of the Black Forest, 800 meters from the Cassiopeia Thermal Bath, lies the picturesque and comfortable Camping Kur & Feriencamping Badenweiler . This resort is highly appreciated by guests for its friendly service, cleanliness and peaceful surroundings.
There are plenty of attractions for children and adults on the campsite. You can use the local swimming pools (recreational and sports), the games room and the playground. Of course, it is also worth taking advantage of the nearby thermal baths and spa in Badenweiler, which can be reached easily on foot or by the free bus. The Black Forest is a place conducive to activity. We will find there 300 km of well-marked hiking trails. This is a great opportunity for hiking or cycling trips . Some of the scenic routes run in the vicinity of Camping Kur & Feriencamping Badenweiler.
The resort offers guests a 90-meter parking lot for motorhomes with all amenities, such as sanitary and electricity connections, and the possibility of emptying the sewage tank. The campsite has a year-round, heated building with toilets, showers, a cabin for the disabled, as well as a washing machine and dryer.
Guests have at their disposal a restaurant and a kiosk, where you can stock up on fresh bread and other food and industrial products. While relaxing in this extraordinary place, it is worth tasting not only the local, delicious wine, but also the cold-smoked Black Forest ham and the Black Forest cake with cherry liqueur, famous all over Europe.
Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.