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where to stay for black forest and elsace

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where to stay for black forest and elsace

Hi all

can somebody recomend where is the best place(geographically) to stay for a week trip in the black forest and elsace. the two regions are close and i consider staying at one place, and rent a car for day trips

thanks .

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1. Re: where to stay for black forest and elsace

There are not that many options as there are not than many bridges over the Rhine.



Is directly at the Rhine at the road from Freiburg to Colmar.

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2. Re: where to stay for black forest and elsace

Gengenbach - a charming old-world town - is ideal if you plan to visit Strasbourg, Freiburg, or the Black forest villages.

From Gengenbach, daytrips by train and/or bus are free to the latter villages (accessible via the scenic Black Forest Railway line where Gengenbach is situated) and Freiburg with the Konus card (no charge) you get from your hosts.



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3. Re: where to stay for black forest and elsace

More than close but I'd still suggest two different bases. The Konus transportation system in the Black Forest is really excellent but can be slow if transfers, etc, are needed - Gengenbach has the advantage of being on the main line and is lovely itself (other villages are as nice but might require a car for reasonable day trips). For a "big city" with museums, etc, either Freiburg or Baden-Baden are good choices, although I prefer Baden-Baden.

For the Alsace portion you will definitely need a car unless you limit your visit to Strasbourg, Colmar, and, say, Obernai. I'd recommend staying a bit north of Colmar in the Bergheim area, so that Strasbourg, Colmar, the route de vin and even the route des cretes make easy day trips.

A week is pretty short and you should plan your routes carefully - an hour drive, be it on the highway or along a mountain road, is not so bad - but it's better to spend that hour in a nice Konditorei or tasting wine, etc.

Along with researching sites to visit, research food - so many specialties, so few meals!

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