Your time in Germany isn’t complete without a trip to the Black Forest! As we travel through dense forest and picturesque villages, you’ll see why this beautiful region inspired the backdrops of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Our first stop will take us to the Dorotheenhütte, the last glassworks in the Black Forest that still manufactures mouth-blown glass. Watch the craftsmen giving demonstrations or try blowing your own glass treasures before lunch is served (included).
Next we travel to the Vogtsbauernhof Outdoor Museum where culture and history come to life. On a self-guided tour, visit traditional buildings that resemble how life was lived in past centuries in this rugged region. This weekend the Museum farms have a special Christmas sparkle, all dressed up for the season, providing the perfect backdrop for this must-see historical Christmas Market. Forty local exhibitors offer traditional crafts and local products for purchase and showcase their skills and trade while they work on handcrafted items.What would a day in the Black Forest be without a stop at one of the largest clock shops? Visit Family Herr and their cuckoo clock workshop, where they create new designs and reproduce traditional clocks found in Black Forest centuries ago. Please take a VAT form if you are thinking of making one of those beautiful clocks your souvenir. Our final stop is Baden Baden and it’s world famous Christmas Market. The enchanting atmosphere starts right at the beginning of the famous illuminated alley in front of the Kurhaus, with beautifully decorated stalls and exclusive boutiques inside the colonnade. As daylight fades and the city is blaze in the warm glow of lanterns, follow the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, unwind, and let the Christmas spirit embrace and warm you.
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