Germany’s Black Forest is one of the most striking stretches of nature in the entire country. Not only this, but it is also home to some of the most beloved German fairy tales. Not surprisingly, amidst the striking wildlife are located numerous attractions suitable for both children and adults, and the area makes for a perfect family holiday. Read on to discover why you should book your next family holiday in the Black Forest region.
A splendid creation of nature, Triberg Waterfall is Germany’s tallest waterfall. Set among luscious greenery, it makes for a perfect walk in the forest. The hike is easy and enjoyable. The waterfall itself is surrounded by catwalks and platforms which make it easy to admire from any angle. Children enjoy spotting curious forest birds and squirrels among the overhanging branches. The waterfall also makes for a gorgeous backdrop for your compulsory family photo.
The second largest theme park in Europe, Europa Park attracts young and old in their hundreds every day. Your family will be shrieking with excitement on the various thrilling rides and in between stomach-dropping episodes they’ll encounter fairy tale characters. On a number of days around the year there are also spectacular theatrical performances which will leave your young ones open-mouthed with awe.
This fascinating bird park boasts a spectacular Bird of Prey Show, where winged predators show off various clever tricks and complex routines. However, it’s not just the flocks of birds that inhabit this park. Monkeys, kangaroos and other exotic animals also peek from the bushes. The Alemannische Fasnet In this winter carnival locals and tourists alike dress up in scary costumes carrying bells and sticks to scare winter away. The carnival is also known for its prankster spirit. You may end up covered in confetti or colourful dust but it is up to you to return the ‘favour’ by throwing confetti back at your fellow-revellers. Toboggan Slopes If you and your family are looking to spice up your holiday, you may hop on a coaster ride down one of the several Black Forest slopes which offer such attractions. Besides the supreme thrill of flying downhill, another advantage of the ride is the dazzling scenery that you pass. Adrenaline and aesthetics have never teamed up so marvellously.
Another popular theme park in the region, Steinwasen Park makes hearts beat wildly. It offers a number of exciting water rides, numerous playgrounds and indoor games. There is even a 4D cinema which recreates special effects that thrill audiences. Before You Go With so many thrills, scary rides and toothy monsters in the Black Forest, you and your family need to feel safe. Investing in a family travel insurance policy is therefore a wise choice before you set off. This way you can have fun and explore the adrenaline-boosting adventures of the area to your heart’s content.
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