The Black Forest

Find out about the home of Black Forest gateau! …

The Black Forest

One of the most famous holiday destinations in Germany is the Black Forest or ‘Schwarzwald’. The Black Forest is located near the borders of France and Switzerland in southern Germany.

This area has mountains with thick forests of dark fir and spruce trees. It’s also famous for its delicious Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau) – a rich cake with cherries, cream and lots of chocolate!

The Black Forest

Did you know …?

  • The Black Forest is famous for moutain hiking and skiing!
  • The Feldberg mountain is the highest moutain in the Black Forest and is 1,493 metres tall!
  • The Black Forest covers an area of 2320 square miles! That’s a lot of space!
  • There are lots of spa towns in the Black Forest, for example Baden Baden, which translates as bathe bathe

Words Ahoy! · Wörter Ahoi!

Deutsch English
schwarz black
der Wald forest
die Kirschen cherries
die Torte cake


The Black Forest is also home to Germany’s biggest leisure park!