The Black Forest is perhaps best known as the setting for some of the Brothers Grimm’s finest fairytales, including Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. Upon first glance, it isn’t hard to see why. There is a very real sense of magic present throughout this corner of southwest Germany, dominated by a sprawling woodland that offers plenty for the visitor. Far more than cuckoo clocks, spa towns and the eponymous cake, the Black Forest invites relaxation and reconnection with nature. Discover the best things to do in Germany’s Black Forest region.