The Gengenbach and Central Black Forest Tour is the best way to see the kinzig valley and black forest towns and villages. On this tour we tell you the black forest history, the story about the timber trade, the raft men, the half timbered houses which have made the Black Forest famous.
Gengenbach, the Kinzigtal and the Vogtsbauernhof
Gengenbach is a typical black forest village. With its timber frame houses dating back to the medieval times it is a “must see” when you visit Germany. Your private guide will tell you their history and their stories on a guided walk through the narrow lanes. Gengenbach is also of great importance to the Black Forest history due to its role in the timber trade. Like many other Black Forest rivers the Kinzig played an important role in transporting the timber to the Rhine river from where it was shipped to Amsterdam.
A short drive from Gengenbach is the Vogtsbauernhof, also called Black Forest Open Air Museum or Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof. With your private guide you will visit farmhouses build as long ago as 1599. This visit will focus on rural living in the Black Forest in the old days. Timber framed houses from different areas of the black forest make this museum one of the most important and most beautiful places to visit in the black forest.
Triberg and the largest Cuckoo Clock in the Black Forest
During the Gengenbach and Central Black Forest Tour we will travel through an area, which until today lives of timber. In form of timber export or in form of the famous Black Forest Cuckoo Clock. In Hornbach we make a short stop to visit the largest cuckoo clock in the black forest and the work shop of a traditional cuckoo clock maker.
The Triberg Waterfalls mark our final stop. Over seven steps the river Gutach plunges into the V-shaped Kinzig and Gutach valley. Like so many of the black forest rivers the Gutach is a contributory to the Rhine river. After this last stop on your Gengenbach and Central Black Forest Tour your private guide will accompany you back to your hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Central Black Forest Tour
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel in Freiburg in Breisgau or the surrounding towns or villages. If you are staying in one of the black forest towns such as Haslach in Kinzigtal we might change the order in which we visit the locations.
You are able to buy a black forest cuckoo clock at our stop in Hornbach when we visit the largest cuckoo clock of the black forest. However, in our online shop blackforestgifts.shop you can conveniently choose the black forest cuckoo clock that you like. We ship fully insured to the US and Canada and most other countries.
During your Gengenbach and Central Black Forest Tour you will see black forest villages such as Gengenbach, Haslach im Kinzigtal and Triberg. As we are travelling along the Kinzig and Gutach valley you will also see the these two rivers and the Triberg waterfalls. The hightlight will be the visit to the Open Air Museum.
No. We don’t offer lunch during the Gengenbach and Black Forest Tour. But your private guide can make recommendations to suit your desires.
Yes, we do. Apart from the Gengenbach and Central Black Forest Tour we also offer a Northern Black Forest Tour, a Southern Black Forest Tour and a Grand Black Forest Tour. Our motto: see more, experience more, know more! Just ask.
No, we do not recommend any accommodation to rent at this time. There are many little family run hotels in the Black Forest and you can easily find a “Ferienwohnung Gengenbach” as the Germans call private holiday lets. Many of these will be part of black forest farms. Other popular types of accommodation are small family run hotels. l
This Black Forest tour is available from March to October. Book this tour now or contact us!
View also our Southern Black Forest Tour.