Deep, deep down in the south westerly corner of Germany lies the darkest of all forests. It‘s called the Black Forest for a good reason.
The region has been a sleeping beauty since the demise of tourism in the 1980’s and has recently been rediscovered due to it’s natural ruggedness, rolling hills and great roads. The vicinity of Switzerland and France and the multitude of breweries, pubs and gourmet restaurants makes this region perfect for a very versatile, multi-sensory experience.
Day 0: Arrival in Stuttgart/Böblingen
After arriving on day zero at Stuttgart and optionally checking out the Porsche or Mercedes museum/factories we will meet all the early attendees at the well renown Christophorus Restaurant in the Porsche Museum.
Day 1: Böblingen > Schluchsee
On day one we will all meet after breakfast at the V8 Hotel in the Motorworld Böblingen for the drivers briefing. With its multitude of vintage and performance car dealers and private vehicles in storage, it represents the epicenter of Swabian car culture.
Located in the old buildings of Stuttgart-Böblingen airport it is nestled between one of the Mercedes-Benz factories and on of the biggest Porsche dealer in the region.
From there we will make our way on the Autobahn, past many of the well beloved roundabouts in the region and through apple orchards and hops fields in south-westerly direction.
The first leg of the day is to get acquainted with Swabian small villages and roads before we literally dive into the green depth of the Black Forest.
The first stop is a very significant: The watch company Junghans was established in 1861 and used to be the biggest watch manufacturer in the world. The former company building, called the Terrassenbau, is build like a stair case with 9 steps on a hill in order to provide every employee with the needed daylight.
After the guided tour and lunch we will start warming up the tires on the up and down roller coaster b-roads of the Black Forest. The sometimes really narrow roads will lead us up to the highest elevation of the region, past ski lifts and ski-jumping hills up to almost alpine meadows before we decent back down into one of the many famous small valleys. Hidden deep down in one of these valleys we’ll come across the „Witches hole“ which supposedly serves the best Black Forest cake.
After a heavy load of carbs and sugars we will fight the afternoon tiredness with a couple more curves until we get to Schluchsee, which is the highest water reservoir in Germany, where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Schluchsee > Strasbourg
Day two will provide you with the most unexpected and therefore most memorable roads to be witnessed in all of southern Germany. From Schluchsee we head to the most famous Black Forest brewery and take long sweeping turns towards the southernly direction. This is where we will enter lush green and deeply carved valleys and the craziest roads. Moss green rocks line the edge of the road and the turns seem so unreal that you see yourself in a computer game.
Right before the Swiss border we turn back up north to the highest vista of the forest. To the east the highest peak called Feldberg, to the west the Rhine river flats with the picturesque city of Freiburg. We‘ll drop down 1000 Vertical meters and cross the valley to the very unique region of the „Kaiserstuhl“ where we will enjoy lunch in one of the most spectacular new-age wineries of the region.
Another wide sweep back up in the hills and back again cross the Rhine will bring us to Strasbourg in France, where we will spend the night in the most spectacular former national stud farm and stables located right by the old town center of „Petite France“.
Day 3: Strasbourg > Böblingen
The third day will lead us up to one of the most famous roads in Germany, the „Schwarzwald Hochstraße“. It leads miles and miles right along the steep ridge of the Rhein river flats and the Black Forest towards the town of Baden Baden. Right before we reach this cultural capital we turn east to cut across the whole range of the Black Forest hills. Winding small roads will bring us across many picturesque villages and finally back on the Autobahn and the city of Böblingen where the fun began three action packed days ago.
Accommodation 4* plus, welcome drink and -service each day, breakfast, lunch and dinner (drinks excluded), 2 driving guides, GPS road book, private and covered parking (if available), participants pack.
Luggage transfer on request.
This is a BYO car tour, if you require a rental please let us know and we can provide offers from our car rental partners.
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