Black Forest Germany
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Black Forest, Germany


Forests can be populated by far more than mere trees, of course, and one area of highland wood in southern Germany is known the world over for the grotesque fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood that were set in the dark depths of this national park. The Black Forest, a 6,733 square km wilderness of pines and firs, inspired many of the Brothers Grimm folk tales, originally written for children as early as 1812.

Black Forest, Germany

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Yet the forest has also influenced German food culture, with delicacies such as Black Forest ham, Black Forest Gateau, and the bracing, cherry-infused spirit Kirsch, all hailing this from sylvan corner of Germany. Despite centuries of logging, and a devastating storm that, in 1999, felled tens of thousands of trees, the Black Forest remains one of Germany’s most bewitching natural wonders.

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Date posted: 29th August, 2017

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