Choose to either knit with Frederica Patmore or crochet with Anna Nikipirowicz on this exciting holiday to the Black Forest. Take the opportunity to get to know both of our experts as you explore this captivating region. Venture to the town of Triberg, famous for having the world’s largest and smallest cuckoo clocks, visit the vibrant city of Freiburg with its medieval old town and Gothic cathedral, and enjoy an insightful look into the Black Forest culture and history at the fascinating Open Air Museum.
Meet Anna, Frederica, and your tour manager at London Heathrow for your flight to Basel. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel on the outskirts of Freiburg in Germany. You will have some time to settle in and grab some lunch before travelling into Freiburg centre, where we will enjoy a guided tour through the historical narrow streets, town gates and ‘Bächle’ – a striking landmark of the city. You will also see the Gothic Cathedral and the marketplace before having the opportunity to explore independently. In the early evening, we will return to the hotel where dinner is included.
Today you will start your workshops with either Anna or Frederica, working on your socks! Lunch will be included at the hotel today.
The Titisee lake lies in the heart of the southern Black Forest. This morning you will enjoy exploring at your own leisure. Look for the Black Forest Ham and cuckoo clocks, take a stroll along the waters of lake, and admire the peaceful scenery.
This afternoon, we will make our return to the Freiburg area, stopping in Schauinslandbahn on route where we will take the cable car up for magnificent views of the Black Forest.
Today we will immerse ourselves in the history of the Black Forest at the Black Forest Open Air Museum. Enjoy a guided tour around the museum learning how people used to live and work in the Black Forest. Besides farming, various handicrafts played a significant role in people’s lives – today we will see a local craftsman demonstrate and explain their craft. You will then have the opportunity to enjoy some time at leisure and explore independently.
The town of Triberg is famous for having the world’s largest and smallest cuckoo clocks as well as the highest waterfall in Germany! We will explore this town which lies in the middle of the Black Forest with a guided tour of the Black Forest Museum, a walk to the waterfall, and some time at leisure to explore independently.
This morning we will check out of the hotel and depart to Basel airport for our return flight to the UK.
Tour Notes: You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to get the most out of this holiday. On excursion days you will need to walk a short distance from the hotel to the coach and you should be able to board the coach unaided. On arrival at the excursion destination, you should be able to alight the coach unaided and there may be a walk between the coach drop off point and the excursion venue. By their nature, walking tours, museum visits etc involve being on your feet for a significant amount of time. Whilst our excursions are taken at a leisurely pace, for the enjoyment of everyone in the group you should be able to keep up with your fellow travellers.
You will stay for seven nights at the 4-star Dorint Thermenhotel in Freiburg.