Sometimes all I want is a place of total solitude and serenity. A place to reflect, a place to read. A place to watch the insects and bugs going about their day, a place to escape the world. Today I found that place.
- Black Forest, Germany.
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Der Schwarzwald (Black Forest) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. It’s one of the most rural areas in all of Germany. It’s bordered by the Rhein valley, France, and Switzerland; highest peak is the Feldberg (1,493 m). The forest mostly consists of pines and firs. The main industry is tourism. Popular destinations include Baden Baden, Freiburg, and Calw (birth town of Hermann Hesse); the Titisee and Schluchsee lakes; the All Saints and Triberg Waterfalls, and the gorge of the River Wutach. Dialects spoken here are Alemannic and Swabian. 17 Michelin-starred restaurants are located in the region.