Baden – Baden
No trip to the Black Forest is complete without visiting the historic spa town of Baden – Baden. We highly recommend spending a few luxurious days here in order to enjoy the town’s famous bathhouses.
Budget | There aren’t a lot of budget options in Baden-Baden. Assuming you have rented a car, it’s better to stay outside of the town. We stayed in Ferienwohnung am Kugelberg, an apartment in Gernsbach, which is 12 km from Baden-Baden. It was perfect for us and also nice to see another charming Black Forest village.
Mid-Range | Hotel am Markt is a family-run guesthouse located in the Old Town of Baden-Baden. Though the guesthouse building dates back to the 18th century, all the rooms are modern and spotless.
Luxury | Belle Epoque is a romantic hotel with lavishly decorated rooms. Built in 1874, the villa is surrounded by expansive grounds.
The Kinzig Valley / The Gutach Valley
Kinzig and Gutach valleys form the heart of the Black Forest. This is where many of the region’s celebrated customs originated, like the beautiful cuckoo clock and the Bollenhut, a flamboyant hat for women. As you drive through these valleys, you’ll see old farmsteads, picturesque medieval towns, and rolling forests. To reach these destinations from Baden-Baden, take the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (Black Forest High Street). Look for accommodation in Gutach, Wolfach and, or Schiltach.
Budget | Rommelehof is a farmhouse situated in Gutach. It’s more than just a place to sleep; it’s a complete experience. We loved staying in this lively environment, surrounded by cows, pigs, and kittens. Families with children will love this place too.