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  • Included excursions

    Triberg and German clock museum

    A half day excursion enjoying the local scenery with an included visit to the German clock museum then continue to Triberg with an optional visit to Germany’s highest waterfalls that fall in seven stages. You will also stop to view the world’s largest cuckoo clock.

    The Rhine Falls and Switzerland including steam train ride and boat ride

    The Wutach Valley Railway is popularly known as the Sauschwänzlebahn, literally meaning the Pigtail Line, because of the wide-ranging convoluted route to avoid steep gradients. This leads to the spectacular Rhine falls at Schaffhausen on the Swiss-German border where a boat trip close to the falls is included. After a visit is made to the beautiful medieval town of Stein am Rhein for afternoon tea and free time to wander and explore.

    Guided tour of Freiburg

    After a scenic drive on one of the prettiest roads in the region you will have a short and interesting guided tour of Freiburg with its medieval town wall and centre dominated by the 12th century Munster (priory). After this there will be time to enjoy lunch in one of the local taverns.

    Schluchsee, St Blasien and the Feldberg cable car

    Schluchsee is the largest lake in the Black Forest at five miles long and one mile wide and created by the building of a dam between 1929 and 1932. We include a scenic boat ride to capture the regions beauty and then continue to St Blasien with its impressive domed monastery. The so-called "Black Forest Dome" was inaugurated in 1783 as an abbey with the then third-largest church dome in Europe. The rotunda shines in white marble, the pews and the organ at the end of the monastic choir forming a contrast in colour and it is a magnificent sight. After you will continue to the Feldberg cable car to see an unsurpassable panorama of the entire region. A relaxed day returning to the hotel in the mid-afternoon to enjoy the resort and hotel facilities further.

    Lake cruise on Titisee

    Already mentioned in documents back in 1050, Lake Titisee is described "as a body of water of imperceptible depth and immeasurable beauty” with many a myth and mystery woven around it. Allow yourself to be drawn into the myth of the lake on this short cruise departing from the jetty right in front of your hotel on the free day. Afterwards a woodland walk (easy to moderate walking) around the lake also captures the true beauty of the area.

    Optional excursions

    Colmar & Alsace with wine tasting

    Colmar is the capital of Alsace wine producing region in France, flanked by the Vosges Mountains and criss crossed by a network of canals that lead to an area known appropriately as “petit Venise”. You will not miss any of Colmar’s sights as we include a tour with the “Little Street Tram” after which you will have time to wander the quaint streets and explore. Later there will be a scenic drive along the Alsace wine route to the village of Riquewihr for an included wine tasting in a quaint medieval family winery.