Whether you prefer to relax in the bubbling waters of the thermal baths or get your circulation going in the Kneipp pools, wellness is a longstanding tradition in the Black Forest. From the 'gold town' Pforzheim to Bad Rippoldsau, the Black Forest Spa Route takes you on a circular tour through an unparalleled natural landscape that is perfect for wellness, fitness and health breaks. Draw strength from your surroundings – Mother Nature will give you energy, while the food and wine will restore your lust for life. Few other regions have as many Kneipp, climatic, thermal and mineral health resorts as the northern Black Forest, one of Germany's largest nature reserves. There is a large choice of leisure activities with something for everyone – from walking, cycling, golf, climbing, fishing and paragliding to a wide range of winter sports. The region's deeply carved valleys have been home to beneficial thermal mineral springs since time immemorial. Idyllic little towns, distinguished and elegant spa towns and health resorts, abbeys, castles, palaces, secluded lakes, peat bogs and picturesque valleys define this landscape. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by nature, culture and history. The northern Black Forest offers gentle hills, vibrant colours and healthy, relaxing air – a chance to breathe deeply and to find your inner self. And if the woodland air and the thermal waters stimulate your appetite, you're sure to find delicious food in the right surroundings – whatever your taste.