Black Forest Lines scenic train

Climbing 650 meters vertically and covering a distance of 150 kilometers, the Black Forest Railway (or Badische Schwarzwaldbahn in German) passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Think pine forests, rock faces and dark overhead branches. It’s hard to believe that this isn’t a tourist train.

Black Forest Lines routes
Facilities and services
Travel tips

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Landscape in the Black Forest, Germany

Landscape in the Black Forest, Germany

View of Black Forest

View of Black Forest

Black Forest Lines scenic train route

 

From the small town of Offenburg, the train travels through grassy fields to Hornberg, and past deep green pines to Donaueschingen. The train then runs down to Singen where it joins the Upper Rhine Railway to shores of Lake Constance (Konstanz).

Map with route of Black Forest line
The Black Forest line operates on the following route:
  • Offenburg - Konstanz

Facilities and services

 
  • Air conditioning

  • Disabled facilities

  • Shower / WC

  • snack trolley


Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
Logo of German railway DB Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Travel tips

 

Donaueschingen makes a good place for a pit stop, about an hour and a half into the route. You’ll find plenty of places to tuck into hearty Black Forest dishes such as the Schwarzwalder Shinken (ham) or Kalbsrouladen (veal roulade).

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