After Frankfurt, the road trip continued to the southwestern of Germany, where Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is located. Why is it called Black Forest? It gets its name from the scenic dark canopy of evergreens, mostly consists of pines and firs.
Is this Black Forest related to black forest cake? Indeed. The world-known cake is originated from the region. The authenticity comes from the chocolate sponge layer, cream, local cherries and Kirschwasser with a noticeable cherry spirit flavour. Covered with cream and decorated with cherries and grated chocolate, it tastes even more extraordinary.
The regional speciality is not limited to Black Forest cake, but also its cuckoo clocks. The pendulum-regulated clock is manufactured in the Black Forest.
The most popular spot to visit is the Lake Titisee. Located in the southern part of Black Forest, Lake Titisee is a beautiful, picturesque lake with its crystal-clear water. Although it is a tourist village, don’t expect those hustle-bustle tourist activities. Generally, visitors come to do relax and healthy activities such as water sports, rent boats and sail the lake on your own or take a tour on a large boat.
The area surrounded was revamped as a waterfront promenade with shops and restaurants along the street. You can take a seat at one of the cafe for hours, thinking nothing but enjoy the marvellous setting of the lake. Forget about the negativity, breathe in the positivity of the surroundings. Kids chattering, people strolling with their dogs by the lake… If you are like me, enjoy watching these different emotions, you will love visiting Lake Titisee.