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From Rembrandt & Van Gogh to Delft, bicycles & beer, this art tour of Holland is a masterpiece.
Many people cite Germany tours as highlights of European travel for the country's compelling history, delicious cuisine and intriguing architecture, but it also has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the region. Anyone searching for proof of Germany's picturesque landscape needs look no further than the Black Forest. Located in the country's southwest corner, this famous forest is more than 90 miles long and 25 miles wide, and every inch is worthy of exploration.
The Black Forest is certainly much more developed than it was in years past, but it still retains much of its remote charm that you can't find in the bigger cities in Germany. There are a number of destinations in particular you should visit during your trip through the forest, including Freiburg. The city was founded in the 12th century, and a stroll through its most historic quarters is a walk back in time. There are also ample natural highlights including the serene Freiburg Botanical Garden, which was founded in 1620, and the relaxing Arboretum Freiburg-Günterstal.
While cities such as Freiburg should be included on your tour of the Black Forest, you also should make a point to visit its many natural highlights. Chief among them are the Triberg Waterfalls. Though it may not be the highest waterfall in the country, its location within the depths of the forest make it among the most popular natural destinations in Germany. There are also a number of majestic mountains strewn throughout the forest, including the 4,639-foot Belchen.
Of course, whether you want to include further stops - such as the cities of Baden-Baden and Heidelberg - is up to you, but they will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression after you've headed out of the forest.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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