The Black Forest: home of the world-famous cuckoo clocks, the red pom-pom hats, the iconic farmhouses and the legendary gateau. It is a place where traditional crafts like clockmaking and customs such as the Alemannic fasnacht carnival are cherished. In 1937 the area around the Feldberg (the highest peak in Germany that doesn’t count as a true mountain) became the first conservation reserve in Baden-Württemberg.
The Mecklenburg Lakes – ospreys and white-tailed eagles circle in the skies above sweeping woodland, meadows and moors. Dotted in between are the glistening waters of small pools, ponds and vast lakes. Discover the wonders of nature, try out water sports, or kick back and relax on the water’s edge.
The Werra river snakes its way for 300 kilometres from its source on the Rennsteig ridge through Thuringia , northern Hessen and southern Lower Saxony – often alongside the former inner-German border. At Hannoversch Münden, the Werra and Fulda merge to become the Weser river.