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Old 23.05.2019, 11:09
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Baiersbronn?

I've had to cancel our grand 30th anniversary alpine getaway and so am in need of suggestions for an alternative more amenable to my current wobbly state.

So I was thinking of a culinary or wine tasting weekend. Have any of you been to Baiersbronn? Any recommendations for a hotel or restaurant?

OH is a serious foodie, but a convivial atmosphere is even more important. Food snobbery is the last thing we want. I've been reading about the 'Michelin Star Mecca' village and wonder if a trip is worth it.

I've never been to the Black Forest, so any all recommendations for the area would be most appreciated.

Or any other suggestions for a getaway within ca 4-ish hours' drive of Zürich; we only have a weekend and don't want to waste too much time traveling.


(I need to keep accessibility in mind. I can do stairs, slowly, and a few gentle short walks. Hours of sightseeing on foot is off the agenda for now.)

Many thanks!
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Old 23.05.2019, 13:09
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Re: Baiersbronn?

We’ve stayed at the Traube Tonbach twice and eaten at the Schwarzwaldstube both times. It’s one of our favourite hotels and restaurants anywhere. We stayed for three nights last July and ate at all the restaurants in the hotel, took out e-bikes and generally lazed around the outdoor pool. Breakfast is top quality and even the standard restaurant served great food. Unsurprisingly, it they do amazing Black Forest gateau and have a lovely rose garden to eat it in. The service is excellent too. We have friends who weren’t so keen on the Schwarzwaldstube, but frankly we have no idea what they didn’t like.

We haven’t eaten at Bareiss, so can’t comment on that.

The Black Forest itself is beautiful, but perhaps not that different to what you are used to here.
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Re: Baiersbronn?

I like the black forrest. We have a lovely meal at Kaffee Rapp. https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF...54954568717489. Also Villingen-Schweningen is nice with an old town to walk around in. Freiburg im Breisgau is also well worth a visit in case you have never been.
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Old 23.05.2019, 19:48
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Re: Baiersbronn?

Ticino/Northern Italy.

Alsace.

Germany would be last on my list for food/wine.

When I lived up north, and even after, Alsace was our main choice (works with either French or German), but now that my Italian is above the level of my German and almost as good as my French, Ticino/Italy are our usual choices.

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Old 23.05.2019, 19:53
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Re: Baiersbronn?

If less for the food and more for the sight seeing: Freiburg.

For the food I agree with Alsace or Lorraine (spend a couple of days in Metz and enjoyed the food there)
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