The range of activities and experiences available in the Black Forest bursts out of every brochure – and yet, many guests just want to be able to browse the information relevant to them. As the marketing organisation for the holiday region, the Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH has, therefore, created flyers and clear fold-out maps specific to different themes and interests. The printed matter, which is available free of charge, can be ordered by phoning +49 761.896460 or by visiting www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info/service
Now the Black Forest really does fit in your pocket: The 32-page A6 booklet entitled "Short & Sweet" (Kurz & bündig) contains a brief outline of all of the main themes of the Black Forest along with pictures – and even features a recipe for Black Forest gateaux. Website addresses are provided for more detailed information.
Experience lots and save money – that is the concept behind the SchwarzwaldCard. The card can be purchased to provide free entry and discounts into around 140 attractions. It is valid for any three days of the year and is sure to save you money. The card is available with and without free entry into the Europa Park. A family with one child under 12 and two teenagers would save over 100 EUR with the Europa-Park-Card-version if they took advantage of every discount. The new "SchwarzwaldCard" pull-out map is also recommended for planning holidays. It lists all of the attractions with addresses and opening times, as well as places where you can buy the SchwarzwaldCard. New: The card can now be ordered online (www.schwarzwaldcard.info) and printed out at home. The card is valid from 1st April to 31st March of the following year.
For all those looking for a detailed overview of the holiday region, you should look to the Black Forest catalogue, entitled "Towns and Accommodation" (Orte und Gastgeber). Across the more than 200 pages, 67 regions and towns present their offers alongside 374 establishments. The guide also contains extensive information about all of the themes and services offered within the huge holiday region.
Pocket-sized and yet 90 x 63 centimetres when folded out: meet the new "Family Experience Map" (Familien-Erlebniskarte). The labelled map does not just provide an overview of all the offerings across the Black Forest, it also presents them as a list. As such, it provides families with lots of tips for fun-filled days.
Whilst keen cyclists like to cycle up hills, you can also cycle down them comfortably! Even children and parents with trailers can cycle through the highlands. The new flyer "Family Cycle Trails" (Familienradwege) recommends cycle tours in the Murgtal, Kinzigtal and Nagoldtal, as well as the South Black Forest Cycle Path. The tours begin with a bus trip or train journey to the top of a hill and, thanks to the many train stations along the routes, tours can be easily curtailed to suit the individual needs of the family in question.
Anyone who holds the new A4 Tour Bike (Tourenrad) brochure in their hands will be surprised: It folds out into a 84 x 59 centimetre map which presents all of the long-distance cycle paths as well as 16 recommended tour routes for pleasure cyclists. The tour information includes the elevation and details such as length, climbs, places to stop for refreshments, difficulty level and addresses for more information.
The Baden Wine Road adds up to a distance of over 500 kilometres in total. Over 200 kilometres of wine trails run through vineyards and vintner villages on the western edge of the Black Forest alone. The "Baden Wine Road" (Badische Weinstraße) map presents the route and the wine-growing regions. It is now also available in English and French. Over 130 events, cellar tours, culinary wine walks and wine festivals take place in the wine region of Baden from the end of April to the end of May. The "May Wine" (MaiWein) booklet provides an overview of all of the events for holidaymakers and connoisseurs.
The Black Forest often offers good conditions for winter sports right up until April. The "Winter Magic" (Winterzauber) A4 folding map provides an overview of the centres for winter sports in the Black Forest, as well as the services for winter holidaymakers. The back of the A1 size map lists the dates of winter sports events and events taking place in the winter sports locations. It also provides a short portrait of the different winter sports regions. An address for additional information is provided for each region. There is also a table containing relevant facts for winter holidaymakers.
Arrive at your destination, leave the car behind, and discover the entire holiday region by bus and train – the KONUS guest map makes this possible. It is now handed out to holidaymakers upon arrival by 11,000 establishments in 145 towns, and offers free travel on all local buses and trains that are part of the ÖPNV transport network. The new"KONUS flyer"names all of the 145 towns taking part and shows all local transport connections in the holiday region.
Further informationabout the latest news from Germany's "gourmet corner" can be found by phoning +49 761.896460 or online at www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info.