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By train

Thanks to its location in the heart of Europe, holidaymakers can easily reach the Black Forest by train from anywhere. Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Baden-Baden, and Offenburg are located directly on the high-speed rail line and can be reached easily by ICE, TGV, Intercity, EuroCity and CityNight.

From the west, there is a connection to the French SNCF network, and from the south to the Swiss Federal Railways. There are various direct connections from France, including the TGV from Paris, direct to the stations of Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe. The holiday region can also be reached in an environmentally friendly, fast, and comfortable manner from the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Upon arrival in the Black Forest, the KONUS guest card is your ideal means of transport. You automatically receive the card upon arrival in around 150 districts and can use it on public transport through the Black Forest. And it's even free of charge… One more reason to leave your car behind.

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By car

Of course, motorists can also get to the Black Forest quickly and easily. On the western edge of the Black Forest is the A5 / E35 motorway, to the east the A81 / E41, to the north the A8 / E52, and to the south, the A98 and B34.


Travel times:

Amsterdam - Karlsruhe: approx. 5:45hrs, 550km

Zurich - Freiburg: approx. 1:45hrs, 150km

Paris - Karlsruhe: approx. 5:30hrs, 530km

Bollenhutauto – © Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof


By plane

The Black Forest is also easily accessible by plane. The nearest airports are:

The international Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport (EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg) is located 6km northwest of Basel (Switzerland) and 20km southeast of Mulhouse (France) on the territories of the French municipalities of Hésingue and Saint-Louis in the department of Haut-Rhin,

directly connected to Switzerland by the toll-free Basel airport road.

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Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport is the second largest commercial airport in Baden-Württemberg by number of passengers. It is located southwest of Rastatt and west of Baden-Baden, close to the French border on the site of the Baden-Airpark industrial estate.

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Strasbourg Airport (Aéroport de Strasbourg) is the international commercial airport in the French city of Strasbourg in Alsace.

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Stuttgart Airport is the international airport of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the boundaries of the cities of Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Filderstadt.

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Zurich Airport is the largest airport in Switzerland.

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Frankfurt Airport is the largest airport in Germany. The airport is located directly on the A3 and A5 highways and is connected to the Deutsche Bahn rail network via 2 stations.

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nachhaltig durch den Schwarzwald

The KONUS guest card takes you free of charge by bus and train through the Black Forest - from Pforzheim to Basel, and from Karlsruhe to Waldshut. You can get the KONUS guest card in around 150 Black Forest holiday resorts by registering with your host. 

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