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Black Forest Road Trip

Baden Baden - Rastatt - Freudenstadt - Wolfach

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Historical sites Historical sites
Urban life Urban life
Black Forest Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km211 h/stage1.3

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Black Forest Road Trip in Germany?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 108EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 121EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 290EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 398EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 126EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 441EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 567EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 668EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 830EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 450EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 317EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 767EUR
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Black Forest Road Trip Itinerary

The Black Forest Road Trip is a great way to experience the beauty of Germany. Starting in the city of Baden Baden, this 211 km (131 mi) route takes you through the towns of Rastatt, Freudenstadt, and Wolfach. Along the way, you can enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Black Forest region and take in the sights of the area, including the spa town of Baden Baden, the picturesque town of Freudenstadt, and the quaint town of Wolfach. The route is mostly comprised of excellent roads, although some parts are curvy. The best time to take this road trip is during the summer months when the weather is pleasant and the scenery is at its best. This road trip can be completed in two days, making it a great way to explore the region without breaking the bank. Whether you are a seasoned driver or a first-timer, the Black Forest Road Trip is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
number of days 2 number of days
route length 211 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Baden Baden

Distance 211 km Driving time 5.3 h Pace: slow 48.4 kWh Airports STR , SXB
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Baden-Baden is a beautiful spa city located in the heart of the Black Forest in Germany. It is a popular destination for many tourists and is the perfect starting point for the "Black Forest Road Trip". This scenic drive will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes and charming small towns in the region. Among the top sights to explore in Baden-Baden are the thermal baths and the Roman baths, the Caracalla Spa, the Baden-Baden Casino, the Hohenbaden Castle, and the Old Town with its cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. There is also the world-famous Baden-Baden Easter Festival that takes place each year in April. The closest international airport is the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB), which is located just outside of the city. From there, you can rent a car to explore the Black Forest region. There are several car rental companies that offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from. No matter how you explore Baden-Baden and the Black Forest, you are sure to have a memorable experience. The city is full of fascinating sights and the drive through the Black Forest is a delight for all who visit. Start your "Black Forest Road Trip" in Baden-Baden and enjoy a wonderful holiday!

1 Baden Baden - Rastatt

Distance 18 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest 4.6 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road accommodation options camper parking available
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Welcome to the Baden Baden to Rastatt road trip! This 18km stretch of road is full of amazing sights and attractions, and can be driven in less than an hour. The beautiful scenic road takes you through the picturesque landscapes of southern Germany, offering breathtaking views of the countryside. Start off your journey with a visit to the Baden Baden Kurpark, a stunning park with a lake, a spa, and a botanical garden. From there, make your way to the Schloss Favorite, a castle with a unique history. Take a stroll through its gardens and take in the breathtaking views of the Rhine Valley. Next, head to the Murg Valley, a stunning natural area with lush forests and crystal-clear streams. Here, you can take a hike or even go for a swim in the river. Finally, end your journey in Rastatt, a charming town with a rich history. Here, you can visit the Baroque-style Schloss Rastatt, the beautiful town center, and the imposing Baroque-style Schloss Rastatt. Along the way, make sure to take in the stunning views of the countryside and enjoy the beauty of the German landscape. More information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

2 Rastatt - Freudenstadt

Distance 61 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: modest 15.8 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road accommodation options camper parking available
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Rastatt to Freudenstadt? This 61km journey will take you less than two hours, so you can make the most of your time in these two beautiful cities. Start your journey in Rastatt, a city with a rich history and a beautiful Baroque palace. Don't miss the chance to explore the palace and its gardens for a unique experience. Continue your journey to Freudenstadt, a picturesque town surrounded by forests and meadows. Here you can visit the Marktplatz, the town's main square, and take a stroll in the nearby parks. Don't forget to check out the old city wall and the historic churches. As you drive along the scenic route, keep an eye out for interesting sights. Along the way, you'll find plenty of attractions, accommodation options, restaurants, and campsites. For more information, check out the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Rastatt to Freudenstadt!

3 Freudenstadt - Alpirsbach - Wolfach

Distance 39 km Driving time 0.8 h Pace: modest 10.2 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road accommodation options camper parking available
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Embark on a 39 km journey from Freudenstadt to Wolfach and explore the beauty of Alpirsbach in between. This scenic drive takes less than an hour and is full of winding roads, so keep your eyes peeled for some breathtaking views. Start your journey in Freudenstadt and take a stroll through its historical center before hitting the road. As you drive, make sure to stop in Alpirsbach and admire its stunning architecture and the impressive monastery. Finally, you'll arrive in Wolfach and you'll be able to explore its old town and the nearby castle. For more information on attractions, accommodation, restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage.

4 Wolfach - Mummelsee - Baden Baden

Distance 93 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: slow 21.4 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road EV charging station accommodation options camper parking available
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Let the adventure begin with your road trip from Wolfach, Germany to Baden-Baden! This 93 km journey will take you fewer than 3 hours, and you will be mesmerized by the scenic views of the Mummelsee and the winding roads. Make sure to take your time and admire the beauty of the landscape. When you arrive at Mummelsee, take a break and explore the largest lake in the Black Forest. Take a stroll around the lake, and enjoy the fresh air. You can also go for a swim if the weather is nice. The last stop of this journey is Baden-Baden. Here, you can visit the Caracalla Spa and the Baden-Baden Casino. The spa has a variety of thermal baths, and the casino has a variety of games and slots. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore this amazing route!

  Baden Baden

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The end of the Black Forest Road Trip is the stunning German spa town of Baden-Baden. Located in the south-western corner of Germany, this city is renowned for its recreational activities, fine dining and cultural experiences. The city has a wealth of attractions for visitors to enjoy. The picturesque Lichtentaler Allee is a great place to take a leisurely stroll through Baden-Baden's many parks and gardens. The Caracalla Therme is a must-visit for relaxation – the largest spa in Europe, it offers a range of indoor and outdoor thermal baths, saunas and steam rooms. The Casino Baden-Baden is another popular attraction – one of the oldest casinos in Europe, it has been a destination for high-rollers since the 19th century. For those who want to explore the city's cultural heritage, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is a great place to start. This art museum has a wide range of works from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works from the likes of Monet and Picasso. Also worth a visit is the Faberge Museum, which houses a unique collection of works from the House of Faberge. The closest international airport to Baden-Baden is Stuttgart Airport (STR). From here, it's a two-hour drive to the city, taking in the stunning Black Forest landscape along the way. Whether you're looking for a relaxing spa experience, a cultural getaway or a night at the casino, Baden-Baden is the perfect end to your Black Forest Road Trip.

Black Forest Road Trip at a glance

We hope that our Black Forest Road Trip has become a superb inspiration for your future holidays.
We’ve given you a base that can be easily expanded with your own original trip ideas.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to keep in mind to turn your trip into pure pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for tourists who opt for renting a vehicle or camper rental.
When sightseeing around Germany, you should kept in mind the local road regulations. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all costs if Germany is your holiday destination. Drivers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is low and amounts to only 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 50km/h, in urban areas may result in a speeding ticket. In undeveloped areas, travellers can travel at at speeds up to 100km/h. When driving along motorways, you can drive at the permissible speed of 130km/h. In order to stay safe, we recommend equipping your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and driving with your headlights on at daytime.
How about the costs of the trip? Depending on the budget option that you aim for, the money that you have to spend on your trip expenses will differ. A wide range of budget possibilities is described below.
If you go for the cheapest offer, you have to spend the maximum of 25 EUR on gasoline to cover the planned 211km. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers around 121 EUR. Holidayers who want to benefit from this option will spend approximately 144 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay around 108 EUR if they are interested in the budget car hire option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from more or less 290 EUR to more or less 398 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 38 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the tour. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses may amount up to around 187 EUR. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost more or less 216 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire car can expect a cost of more or less 126 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 567 EUR for holidaymakers who would like to try car hire and 441 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will come up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 830 EUR for travellers who are considering vehicle rental and 441 EUR for those who will not be renting. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium hire vehicle should expect a cost of about 162 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the trip, you need to spend the maximum of 50 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. Tourists who are interested in top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay approximately 330 EUR for hotels and more or less 288 EUR for restaurants and food.
Our trip will also come up to the expectations of all camper fans. When it comes to this means of transport, it costs roughly 450 EUR. Travellers will spend approximately 63 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the Black Forest Road Trip. Drivers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay about 110 EUR for overnight stays and roughly 144 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs shows all the mentioned details in an easy to follow way.
The part of Germany showed in our road trip idea is perfect to be explored between May and September. There are countless thrilling journeys that we offer on our website if Black Forest Road Trip has sparked your creativity. Hopefully, the great diversity of road trips will definitely cater to the needs of the most demanding travellers.

Facts for safer driving in Germany

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 100 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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