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Lots of possibilities in the Black Forrest region


Welcome to the Schwarzwald-Lounge: your luxury apartment house and your luxury holiday apartment in the middle of the Black Forest with many possibilities for your holiday

The Black Forest has much to offer in every respect. Whether in summer or winter, to shopping, culinary, to the nature experience, varied leisure activities and sports offers or for culture and history-interested.

In the following sections we have given you some tips on excursions, sports, restaurants, shopping and activities with children. In our holiday homes and holiday apartments you will find brochures and other excursion tips for you.

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By foot, by car and train – the Black Forest is also wonderful to explore by bike. There are many attractions in the vicinity of your holiday home or holiday apartment.

Getting to know the Black Forest on foot is certainly one of his most beautiful options. Directly in front of your holiday home or your holiday apartment, wonderful hiking trails with a total length of over 20,000 km await you, walked and explored. Different lengths and degrees of difficulty offer challenges or comfort for young and old, but always: pure nature.
If you like it faster, you can experience many of these routes on relaxing bike tours. The abundance of nature and healthy air also makes many other sporting activities attractive: on land, in water and in the air.

Guests of the Schwarzwald-Lounge have fully equipped, spacious kitchens in each holiday house and each apartment. You can enjoy your delicious menu in tastefully furnished dining areas or in the open air on the terraces. For the self-catering is ensured from the freezer compartment to the dishwasher.

If you want to spoil yourself with culinary delights, you can easily choose the taste: from the regional cuisine in the vicinity to the legendary Michelin restaurants in the Baiersbronn, 30 km away, everything is easy to reach for your taste buds. Particularly rustic are the numerous vaults in the area.

Food for self-catering and the famous Black Forrest specialties, everything important such as banks and pharmacies, souvenirs for the beautiful holiday memories and souvenirs for the loved ones at home is not far from your Black Forrest holiday house or your holiday apartment: In Alpirsbach you are best cared for.

In the cold season the fairy-tale, snowy Black Forrest landscape unfolds its very special charms. Directly in front of the house of your Black Forrest holiday home or holiday house: hiking in the white splendor even more vigorous, winter sports fans have high season.

The Schwarzwaldhochstraße, close to our holiday house and our holiday apartment, is very popular with numerous lifts and cross-country ski runs. In Loßburg, there is a 140-meter-long toboggan run for children and young at heart. Even cross-country skiers find ideal conditions on perfectly groomed trails. And after a cold day on the slopes, what can be more beautiful than letting it down in the warm jacuzzi at the cottage Lindenbuch or in the holiday apartment Tannenweg? Experience the dreamy winter landscape of the Northern Black Forest.

Our holiday apartments and cottage and holiday houses are very child-friendly, including exciting entertainment media and children’s books. One of the daily main attractions is, of course, the large garden in one of our holiday houses or cottages with plenty of space for playing and own playground. The holiday apartments have a garden and a large playground nearby.

But also the closer environment offers attractions for a always new great day. Under excursions and sports we have put together further excursion destinations for you, the children inspire.

Excursions and day trips around Alpirsbach

On foot, by car and train – but the Black Forest can also be wonderful to explore by bike.
Flösserpfad – Rafter path (12 km)
The rafters path reminiscent of the waterways in the Black Forest. The path between Lossburg Alpirsbach and is 12 km long and runs down the valley and continue along the Kinzig. A great hike in scenic surroundings and for children a large and interesting fun. We recommend having lunch or dinner with a sandwich or a Moschtschorle the Vogtsmichelhof in Ehlenbogen.

Kinzig Valley Cycle Route (80km)
The attractive route leads through the Kinzig valley of the Black Forest town of Freudenstadt to Offenburg. The Kinzig Valley Railway runs largely parallel to it, so that the return offered free with the provided guest card for the black forest. On the Kinzigtal bike path you  pass thorugh beautiful little towns that suggest themselves for a quick stop. Experience the Black Forest in its various facets: From the plateau of the Black Forest through the dark pine forests,  through the Kinzig Valley to the wine region of Ortenau, which begins approximately at the level of Gengenbach.

In the vicinity of Alpirsbach you find Freudenstadt with Germany’s largest ancient marketplace, many sights and cultural programs.

Black Forest High Road
Famous for its great views, it leads over the ridge from Freudenstadt to Baden-Baden. Since the storm Lothar (Lotharpfad) it offers a amazing view. The Mummelsee is a popular summer tourist destination with a pedal boat ride. In winter there are numerous ways to cross-country and downhill skiing.

Barefoot Park in Hallwangen
Experience nature barefoot: a great experience for young and old. One has but almost forgotten how it feels to walk without shoes through the forest. Different substrates and stations as an ice cold Kneipp basin promise unexpected impressions. Here there is also a great playground with barbecue in the woods.

Hohenzollern Castle
Who wants to feel again like a knight or damsel, should visit the castle Hohenzollern. The ascent has it all. Sightseeing tours give a meaningful insight into the life back then in a castle. The Hohenzollern is located in Hechingen, about an hour away from Alpirsbach and can connect just fine with a trip to the Swabian Alb.

Impressive ancient Black Forest farms, mills, and saws, rural culture and tradition of craftsmanship: In cottages and barns you learn how people usually lived and worked in the last 400 years in the Black Forest.

Something very special: The small but mighty cinema in Alpirsbach monastery with a selected program and special events such as movies or brunch in the summer open-air cinema in the cloister of the monastery.

Adventure Black Forest – exciting excursions to the Black Forest Guide
Everything for a successful outing. Accompaniment to special places, and events such as Lotharpfad, Magic Land, Grind hard. Forest experiences with and without a horse. A special experience for young and old.

If you want to take your vacation athletic

To conquer the Black Forest on foot, is certainly one of his most beautiful options. Wonderful hiking trails with a total of over 20,000 km in length are just waiting for you to be explored. Different lengths and levels of difficulty for young and old, challenges or comfort, but always: original pure nature .

For those who like a faster pace, many of these routes can be experienced on bike rides. However, the lushness of nature and healthy air also makes many other sporting activities attractive: on land, at sea and in the air. The area around Alpirsbach in this regard is ideally located:

Skiing, cross country skiing and sledding
In winter you can in and around Alpirsbach skiing, cross country skiing , sledding and snowboarding. Especially snow sure the area is “Black Forest High Road” in Freudenstadt. Around Alpirsbach are also numerous cross-country trails. In Loßburg there is a 140 meter long toboggan run for children and the young at hearts. Coss country skiers find on groomed trails ideal conditions.

In Alpirsbach itself, there is a very nice small swimming pool with slide, diving board and a great children’s area. Also in the nearby Lossburg and Schenkenzell there are outdoor pools. If the weather is not friendly for outdoor swimming pools, in Freudenstadt, just 20 km away there is the indoor public pool with a leisure pool and a large slide and a newly designed spa area.
Closer to nature you are in warm weather at one of the numerous lakes which you can easily reach by car. Even with a visit to the “Badische” (Baden-Baden!) with its many lakes can be found in the warm summer months. This is then advisable to combine with a trip to Strassbourg and Alsace.

Golf and Mini Golf
Directly in Alpirsbach friends of the fascination of golf can pursue their pleasure in the district of Peter Zell, a modern golf course with a casual atmosphere. For smaller golfers there is a mini golf course in the outdoor pool in Alpirsbach .

If you aim high and want to maximize the spectacular view, can in Baiersbronn do paragliding just 30 km away.

Canoe Tour
For fans of the wet element there are in Horb-Fischingen (about 30 km away from Alpirsbach) canoe rentals. This offers great tours with children.

From regional cuisine to Michelin

Guests of the Black Forest lounge enjoy a fully equipped, spacious kitchens. We look to have a required equipment in the cottages and holiday apartments so that you have everything to prepare great meals. On tastefully decorated dining tables or moody outdoors on the terraces you can enjoy delicious menus. For the self catering everything from freezer to dishwasher and oven is availably in the holiday houses and holiday apartments.
If you want to enjoy yourself otherwise, you can easily find something for your taste: from the regional kitchen near to the legendary Michelin restaurants in Baiersbronn, in proximity of 30 km there is all possibility easily accessible for culinary delights as you wish. Particularly quaint is the numerous traditional taverns in the area.

Bella Roma in Alpirsbach
Especially recommended are the changing fish specialties; For lovers of Italian cuisine very good wine selection. Located in the center of Alpirsbach – takeaways.

Vogtsmichelhof in Ehlenbogen at Alpirsbach
Cosy Café, homemade specialties. Our tip: Try definitely the ” Träublesmoscht” A Black Forest farm in the idyllic district Ehlenbogen with children highly recommended, as there is a large playground and many animals . . .

Hinterholzstube in Schiltach
Quaint café/tavern, self made sausages, seasonal dishes, pork and sausages. Very secluded on a high-level, highly recommended, very hard to find – but worth the search! It is best to use the directions on the website. Check opening times.

Schenkenburg Schenkenzell and Schiltach
Delicious and nice pizzeria, nice ambience and good wines. Thursday piano Bar

Turmbräu in Freudenstadt
Brauhaus at Germany’s largest ancient marketplace in Freudenstadt. Quaint atmosphere with a lovely beer garden. Hearty and traditional cuisine, home-brewed, famous beer.

Cafe Bohne on the marketplace in Schiltach
At the market square surrounded by historic half-timbered houses, is the Cafe Bohne. Here you can taste homemade cakes and other small items.

Gasthof Sonne in Aischfeld at Alpirsbach
Cosy country house, just a few Mnuten from our house Lindenbuch away, with very good local food.

Gasthof Linde in Peterzell at Alpirsbach
Country inn with very good cuisine and usually a great salat buffet. Walking distance to our black forest cottage Brestenberg hof.

Hotel-Restaurant Rössle in Alpirsbach
Great cuisine that is present since 2011 in the Michelin Germany in the category “Bib Gourmant” for good kitchen with moderate prices.

Baiersbronn – the highest star density in Europe
Good food is a treat – especially in Baiersbronn in the Black Forest. What other place in this size can boast no fewer than three luminaries from the guild of culinary gods. Harald Wohlfahrt at restaurant Schwarzwaldstube at the Hotel Traube Tonbach, Claus-Peter Lumpp in the restaurant Bareiss in the Hotel Bareiss and Jörg Sackmann Restaurant Schloss Berg in Hotel Sackmann be a total of seven Michelin stars shine in the Baiersbronner gourmet heaven.

Shopping in Alpirsbach near your holiday home

Food self-catering and the famous Black Forest specialties, everything important such as banks and pharmacies, souvenirs for great holiday memories and souvenirs for the family and friends back home: In Alpirsbach you have everything. And if you want to make special shopping bargains: the fashion outlet Metzingen is only 80 km away.
You will find three large grocery stores in Alpirsbach: Edeka, Lidl and Penny Market, also several butchers, bakeries, pharmacies and stationery stores.

Original Black Forest food, there are also more and more. Nature Related products from local production:

In the meadows around the Schwenkenhof in Lossburg – 24 Höfe graze the cows and deliver the good milk for cheese-making. With meticulous craftsmanship and experience all the cheeses are handmade.
In Alpirsbach there is a Volksbank and District Savings Bank. In Freudenstadt, 20 km away all the major banks are represented.

Holiday keepsake or souvenir for home, discover brewery shop of local and well-known Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu brewery, in the glass blowing, in the Alpirsbacher Chocolaterie (our tip: the beer chocolates), in basket shop and liquor store. All of these stores are located in the town center.

Clothing and Accessories
Our special Shopping tip for bargain hunters is the Metzingen about 80 km away. It is with its factory sales outlet as high castle in Germany. Many major fashion brands are represented with an attractive offer: Boss , JOOP, Tommy Hilfiger, Esprit. A trip worth it in the Outlet City, the major brands have been reduced up to 70 %.

From sporty to relaxed

In the cold season the magical, snowy Black Forest landscape unfolds a particular appeal. Hikes are in the white splendor still moody, winter sports fans have high season.
The Black Forest Road with its numerous lifts and trails and its snow safety is very popular and located close to our holiday houses and our apartments. In Loßburg there is a 140 meter long toboggan run for children and the young at heart. Cross-country skiers will find on groomed trails ideal conditions. And what can you do after a cold day on the slopes provide better than to let the day end in the warm whirlpool or with a hot sauna? Experience the wonderful winter landscape of the northern Black Forest.

Along the Black Forest High Street between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt you find numerous slopes of varying difficulty.
The ski lift Stokinger Freudenstadt is located only about 16 km from Alpirsbach. When snow conditions allow here is also unique in for the region a fun park for snowboarders and freestylers is prepared.
For winter sports offer locally to the ski lifts Alpirsbacher lard slope include ( Ehlenbogen ) , the ski lift and the ski lift Katzensteig Reinerzau in the idyllic ” valley of the small river Kinzig .” In the latter two also floodlit driving is an option.
In the sports area “Käppele ” in the near Lossburg a plate-Lift with 400 meters in length is in operation, in addition to the slopes, offers an unclouded sledding fun. In Betzenweiler is the “Esch hump” to conquer with a slope length of 500 m.

Toboggan run
From the Loßburger Ferienland a road leads to the Schömberger a 140 m long toboggan run. Also in Schomberg itself and at the Vogteiturm you can do tobogganing.

Cross-country skiing and ski
Tracks that are groomed in Alpirsbach are at Blassenbuch ( 5.6 km ), the small circular track Reutin (2,4 km), the large circular track Reutin (4.7 km) and the circular track Römlinsdorf (9.5 km). Also in the trail network Freudenstadt is sophisticated to just about anything here and the way for Black Forest guests who love this sport. Particularly attractive on the ski slopes and ski trails in the northern Black Forest: they run not only through valleys, but are very often also across the plateaus: Magnificent panorama!

Here the kids have the most fun

Our Black Forest holiday homes and holiday appartments have lots of child-friendly features. These include exciting entertainment media and children’s books. One of the daily main attractions is of course the big garden around the cottages with plenty of space to play to their hearts content and nearby playgrounds to our holiday apartments.

However, the surrounding area of Alpirsbach offers attractions for a great day out. Under the topics excursions and sports we have other destinations listed for you, to delight children.
The nearby town Loßburg was labeled as a family resort to be “best in the

Black Forest “. The “Loßburger Ferienland” is national winner and winner in the state competition family holiday “experience for children and parents”. For children and teenagers there are numerous events May to September.
Barefoot Park Hallwangen
Experience nature barefoot: a great experience for young and old. One has almost forgotten how it feels to walk without shoes through the forest. Different substrates and stations as an ice cold Kneipp pools promise lots of fun and unexpected impressions. Here there is also a great playground with barbecue in the woods.

Europa Park Rust
Located at the foot of the Black Forest, the largest amusement parks in Germany will make the little one big eyes. The day is almost too short for the ever new sensations, shows, events and themes. But even adults are offered a lot of pleasures in the “Service Champion 2012”.

Steinwasenpark in Upper Ried
The enchanting family park in the Black Forest awaits with many adventures and animals. From the suspension bridge to the 4D cinema, lynx, marmots to the petting zoo. To this end a fantastic adventure playground, great restaurants and many beautiful picnic areas.

Impressive Black Forest farms, mills, and saws, rural culture and tradition of craftsmanship: In cottages and barns you learn how in the last 400 years in the Black Forest people usually lived and worked.

Indoor play park Bounce Kinderland
Freudenstadt race, climb, play on 2500 m²! Not only as an alternative on rainy days, kids and adults find plenty of fun at the fun park: trampoline facility, karting and much more. Also from the toddler area is always much rejoicing to hear.

Seewald theme park in Enzkloesterle – Poppeltal
Here it goes off! The longest giant slide southern Germany, children’s mountain railway, rodeo, pirate boat – all invite you to an exciting experience day for young and old.

Panoramabad Freudenstadt
In Panoramabad Freudenstadt throughout the yea you find fitness, wellbeing and relaxation. A very nice swimming pool, steam room and a large sauna area not only for bad weather days. Even in summer and winter make the water adventure caves under the dome roof with its fascinating light effects especially mood.

Badkap Albstadt
Wellness and fun for the whole family – for wellness you will find the rock crystal rose quartz sauna or sauna, for the fun you have a roaring whitewater river, wave pool and – the beloved mud place in the children’s outdoor area.

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