Black Forest of Germany {RB Dream Destinations}

Leading up to Christmas, there are many destinations in Europe that I’d love to make a holiday getaway to in the future … I’ve already spent a Christmas in Vienna, Austria, but one year I hope to make it to the Black Forest of Germany (or the Schwarzwald in German) to celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

When I think of sleigh rides and elves and workshops, there’s just something about the region that makes it totally believable that Santa Claus is real and has a workshop there, not the North Pole. I’m not the only one who thinks that, as Jerry B. Jenkins (you know, one of the Left Behind authors), even uses the location in his Christmas book* that I’ve reread every December since I found it in the bargain books section at B&N! Think about how many Christmas traditions most of us celebrate or do, like Christmas trees — the tradition apparently originated there — and its thought that Odin is the Germanic inspiration (at least beard-wise) for Santa Claus. Besides that, that one Christmas in Vienna made me fall in love with their Christmas markets … thankfully we have several places around Texas with German heritage that host them each year!

Between The Worlds
via Martin Gommel @ Flickr

Black Forest
via FlameSplash @ Flickr

Hütte im Schwarzwald (barn in black forest)
via Fotoelfe @ Flickr

Baden-Baden (Germany): Thawing
via Werner Wittersheim @ Flickr

Winter in the Black Forest
via Travel Aficionado @ Flickr

Baden-Baden Fountain
via Diueine @ Flickr

… and in warmer weather …

Black Forest
via Francisco Antunes @ Flickr

black forest
via Esclarabunda @ Flickr

Black Forest Stream in Spring

via Timeyres @ Flickr

Lake Titisee, Black Forest, Germany
via Marty Portier @ Flickr

So … blogger Christmas group trip to Germany next year anyone? 

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  • Jamie Gunter - December 16, 2014 - 7:54 am

    I just got back from Germany and while I didn’t make it to the heart of the BLack Forest…it is a comletely magical countryside! I’m going back in January and can’t wait to see it in all it’s snow glory!! You must make a trip!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - December 19, 2014 - 10:08 pm

      Someday I’ll make it there Jamie! Please take and post lots of snow photos from your January trip!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - December 16, 2014 - 3:04 pm

    Christmas in Germany is really the best 🙂 Those snowy photos are just the best!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - December 19, 2014 - 10:07 pm

      I guess I’ll have to live vicariously through you Jordan! As much as I love our rare snowfalls here, I’d much rather look through photos of snowfall in faraway places!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - December 16, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Der Schwarzwald looks so beautiful in the winter! I’ve not ventured very far in (only at the edge of it in Freiburg) but it is a magical, off-the-beaten-path sort of place to go and spending the holidays there would probably be nothing short of delightful.ReplyCancel

    • Christina - December 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm

      I agree completely Cynthia 🙂 i once had a pal that lived in Freiburg, its been years since I’ve heard that town name mentioned.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - December 17, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Looks like something out of a fairy tale!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - December 19, 2014 - 9:59 pm

      I know Katie! I have a feeling that I’d feel like I was in a fairy tale whenever I finally make it there 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Miles of Happiness - December 17, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    I was there a few years ago to celebrate Christmas… It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - December 19, 2014 - 9:51 pm

      Oh, I’m jealous of the fact you got to be there for Christmas, Miles of Happiness! Someday I’ll make it there at some point in the holiday season!ReplyCancel