Join us for a Black Forest Day Trip in the scenic valley of the little river Kinzig. Here we will visit different places to take a look at what daily life was like in former centuries in the small towns as well as on the remote farms in this unique region.
A Black Forest Day Trip on Cobblestones …
We will start this Black Forest Day Trip in Gengenbach. With its marvelous houses and romantic little lanes it has even attracted the attention of Hollywood: many scenes of the 2005 movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were filmed here. On a walking tour on the cobblestones of this picturesque small town you will learn about how tax laws affected the way burghers built their houses, how people dealt with daily concerns like garbage & disease and why half-timbered houses were a clever mode of construction. We will have a look at the lives of knights and monks as well as merchants and beggars in a Black Forest town.
…And Country Lanes
Afterwards, our Black Forest Day Trip will continue to the Käppelehof, an old farmhouse which was turned into an inn over 300 years ago. A traditional 3-course lunch in this traditional setting will attune you to the afternoon when we walk the country lanes of the “Vogtsbauernhof” open air museum in Gutach. In 1963, a local farmhouse dating back to 1612 was turned into a museum and in the following decades more old farmhouses from all parts of the Black Forest were transported to Gutach and reassembled here. Nowadays, the museum offers unique insights into rural life in the Black Forest in former centuries. On your Black Forest trip your guide will take you through the most important houses and bring the daily chores of the farmers to life for you. This Black Forest Day Trip will leave you with a true appreciation for the hardships of life in one of the most beautiful regions in Germany in the past.
This tour is available all year round.
See other tours to Black Forest here.
- Minimum Number of Guests: 2
- Maximum Number of Guests: 8
- Smaller / Larger Groups: on request
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Price: from $299,- per group