14 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

14 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

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Fly to Basel, Train to Freiburg im Breisgau
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mulhouse, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Schluchsee, enjoy breathtaking views from Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau, take in the dramatic scenery at Todtnau Waterfalls, then make a trip to Schwabentor, and finally contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, then head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn, and finally get to know the resident critters at Mundenhof.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau visit planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Freiburg im Breisgau is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Freiburg im Breisgau due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in December; daily highs in Freiburg im Breisgau reach 45°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 4 nights

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vin d'Alsace HORCHER and Vieille Ville de Turckheim. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Grand-Rue and Tour des Bouchers. Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: Cave de Turckheim (in Turckheim), Kaysersberg (Chateau de Kaysersberg & Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix) and Maison Wolfberger (in Eguisheim). There's still lots to do: visit Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial Le Linge, make a trip to Dolder Tower, and stroll the grounds of Necropole nationale de Moosch.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mulhouse trip planner.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Mulhouse in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Domaine Albert Seltz and Le Vaisseau. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Petite France and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Chateau du Haut-Barr (in Saverne), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Zeyssolff - Au Peche Vigneron, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 3 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Merkur and Student Jail (Studentenkarzer). Get in touch with nature at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald and Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Evangelische Stadtkirche (in Freudenstadt). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pagodenburg, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and take in nature's colorful creations at Der Katz'sche Garten.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden road trip site.

Drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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