We decided to go check out the Black Forest for Memorial Day weekend. We drove down on Sunday and hit several places before heading to our apartment near Europa Park for the night, below is our itinerary for those of you who like to have everything visually laid out like I do 😉
Black Forest Itinerary
Day 1 – Drive Down – Sunday
Dorothees Glass Hut – Wolfach, Germany
3 hours 13 min drive from Spangdahlem
Glashüttenweg 4, Wolfach im Schwarzwald
Sommerrodelbahn Gutach – Gutach, Germany
7 min drive from Dorothees Glass Hut
Singersbach 1a, 77793 Gutach
23 min drive from Sommerrodelbahn Gutach
Used parking garage on Haupstrasse
House of 1000 Clocks in Triberg
2 min walk from parking garage
2 min walk from House of 1000 Clocks
4 min walk from Waterfalls
Esso to Get gas in Triberg
4 minutes drive from parking garage
Gerwigstraße 12, 78098 Triberg, Germany
World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock in Schonach
6 mins drive from Triberg
Untertalstraße 28, 78136 Schonach
Apartment near Europa Park
1 hour 7 mins drive from Triberg
Hinter dem Löwen 30, 77955 Ettenheim, Germany
Day 2 – Monday – Memorial Day
Europa Park – Arrived at park opening at 10 am. Will have post about this coming soon.
13 mins drive from apartment
Drive Home (3. 5 hours)
Here is some info about the places we visited and links to where you can find more detailed info as well.
Dorthee’s Glass hut, you can read about our experience HERE. We ate lunch and did the glass museum to see them blowing glass vases.
Sommerrodelbahn Gutach was a fun experience for the family! We love alpine coaster’s although our 12 year old was bit intimidated by how high up it was. You can read more about it HERE.
In Triberg we parked in the parking garage off of Haupstrasse and then visited the House of 1000 Clocks and the Triberg Waterfall, you can read about the waterfall HERE.
At the House of 1000 clocks you can see the large laminated bears outside on the roof. It also has the largest cuckoo clock inside right when you enter on the right, although the mannequin standing next to it is fairly creepy.
They have all kinds of cuckoo clocks but I have heard it’s best to shop around as the prices can be high here, we bought our cuckoo clock years ago when we visited from Iceland so we were just looking around.
The huge cuckoo clock, it was hard to take a pic of with my large camera in the small space.
After the falls we headed to Pinnochio’s Pizzeria to grab some dinner. It was a great choice for yummy food that was reasonably priced. Our family of 5 ate here for €40. You can read my TripAdvisor review here.
I loved this wooden statue when you enter.
The Black Forest cake here was yummy and reasonably price at €3,50.
We then ran by to try to see the World’s Largest Cuckoo clock in Schonach but knew we’d be cutting it close to the closing time. We didn’t make it in time and you can’t really see anything without paying the low admission fee, so we couldn’t see the clock part on the back of the house. It’s a house that has been turned into a cuckoo clock so it’s probably worth a visit if you can squeeze it in.
We then headed to our Apartment near Europa, which was great! The review for it is here it’s the top anoymous one because I haven’t figured out how to update the user name yet.
The next day (Memorial Day) we spend at Europa which is normally a great day to go on American holidays but it was also a German holiday unfortunately so it was a bit more crowded than I expected. It wasn’t horrible but not as short of lines as we are used to. I’ll be posting a review about it soon!
After a day at Europa we drove the 3.5 hours home, which wasn’t bad at all. It was a great way to spend a short 3 day weekend!
Know Before You Go
What: Black Forest/Triberg Area, Germany
How To Get There: It’s about 3 hours mins from Spangdahlem to the closest attraction and 3.5 hours to the furthest, and 2 hours 30 mins to the closest attraction from Ramstein and 2 hours 43 mins to the furthest.
Parking: Varies by location, see links for detailed info above.
Cost: Varies by attraction, see links above.
Traveling with little kids: All of these were little kid friendly.
How long: Plan on at least 3/4 to a full day for Day 1 and a full day for Europa Park.