1 Baden-Baden

Avoid losing your head in the elite company of Baden-Baden’s casino, and then let the town’s elegant spas rejuvenate you.

2 Europa-Park

Germany’s biggest amusement park offers countless rides to keep the kids entertained.

3 The Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum

Peep into the region’s rustic past in this open-air museum.

4 Triberg

Home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock, and a good place to buy your own piece of timeless Black Forest kitsch.

5 Freiburg

Ascend the Schauinsland cable car for incredible views over the Black Forest, Rhine Valley and France’s Vosges, then walk or mountain-bike back to Freiburg on fine woodland trails.

6 Todtnau

Ski, mountain-bike or rattle down a summer bobsleigh track at this all-season resort.

7 Wutachschlucht

Hike in the deep, dark and attractively lush gorge that tourist brochures dub “Germany’s Grand Canyon”.

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