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

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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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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 Little Venice. Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: Maison Wolfberger (in Eguisheim), Cave de Turckheim (in Turckheim) and Kaysersberg (Chateau de Kaysersberg & Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tour des Bouchers, 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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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums
Side Trips

Strasbourg, France — 4 nights

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 Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Petite France and Eglise Saint-Thomas. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and Chateau du Haut-Barr (in Saverne). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, steep yourself in history at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbatiale Saints Pierre et Paul, and see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg online itinerary planner.

Getting from Mulhouse to Strasbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany — 3 nights

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 Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Heidelberg and Pagodenburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Evangelische Stadtkirche (in Freudenstadt), Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach) and Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), Altstadt (Old Town), &more). Next up on the itinerary: 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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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips