Beautiful & Bewitching Black Forest (33 PICS)

June 24th, 2011 Permalink

The Black Forest in Germany is so dense with pine trees that it blocks out most of the light in the woods and that’s how “Black Forest” got its name. The German name for the Black Forest wooded mountain range is Schwarzwald. Like the Halong Bay, gorgeous jewels in an emerald sea, and Volcanic JeJu, Island of the Gods, the Black Forest is one of the elite 28 finalists in the competition to name the new 7 Wonders of Nature. The beautiful Black Forest is a gigantic nature park, calling to nature lovers and adventurers . . . and for those with an active imagination, it’s said that Germany’s Black Forest possesses a “rich mythological landscape. It is said to be haunted by werewolves, sorcerers, witches who haunt the darkness, and the devil in differing guises, so watch out. Fortunately, there are dwarves that live within the woods who like to help people and try to balance the scales.” [33 Photos]

Fall Colors of Black Forest

Fall Colors of Black Forest. Imagine that beauty times 4,600 sq miles. Long ago, this forest was so thick that is was impenetrable to people and to sunlight. Photo #1 by Andreas Wonisch

Deep in the Black Forest

Deep in the Black Forest…surrounded by trees and snow. Photo #2 by Andreas Wonisch


Schwarzwald 5-10-11

Schwarzwald (Black Forest) is known for three distinctive features: its highlands, scenery and woods. Photo #3 by vince42

after the Black Forest winterstorm

Brrrr! After the winter storm. Photo #4 by Matthias Klaiber

Now and Forever at Schwarzwald

In Schwarzwald at top of the Kandel. The photographer wrote, “Turned out we were not the only one watching the beautiful sunset atop an almost never-ending valley of fog….” Photo #5 by Andreas Wonisch

Forest of Gondor (BLACK FOREST)

The photographer called this shot of Black Forest, “Forest of Gondor.” The Black Forest region is supposedly blessed with a “rich mythological landscape. It is said to be haunted by werewolves, sorcerers, witches and the devil in differing guises. Helpful dwarves try to balance the scales.” Photo #6 by Lutz-R. Frank

Triberg, Germany - Largest Waterfall in Germany

Triberg, Germany – Largest Waterfall in Germany just so happens to be in Schwarzwald. Photo #7 by Benjamin Vander Steen

The lake in Schwarzwald

The lake in Schwarzwald. The Black Forest is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations. Photo #8 by Kevin van Dijk

Summer Black Forest

These German forests employ 1.3 million people. This resource is extremely valuable for the environment and precious for many industries like tourism and timber. Photo #9 by Domenico

Beautiful Black Forest

Beautiful Black Forest is in danger. Experts warn that the situation is critical and up to 20% of all trees in German forests are sick. Photo #10 by vince42

Aerial Feldberg Mountain Seebuck

Aerial Feldberg Mountain Seebuck. Photo #11 by Thomas Maier

Over the Black Forest Hills

Over the Black Forest Hills. Photo #12 by Andreas Wonisch

Path in Black Forest

Sun helping to find the path. Photo #13 by gato-gato-gato

Black Forest jungle

Black Forest “jungle.” Photo #14 by gato-gato-gato

cold as ice Black Forest

Cold as ice. The Black Forest is part of the continental divide between the Atlantic Ocean drainage basin (drained by the Rhine) and the Black Sea drainage basin (drained by the Danube). Photo #15 by Matthias Klaiber

Pastel-Colored Forest

Pastel-Colored Forest. Photo #16 by Andreas Wonisch

Schwarzwald waterfall

Another Schwarzwald waterfall. The region is full of mountain ranges, rivers and waterfalls. Photo #17 by vince42

Church - Zell in Schwarzwald

Church – Zell in Schwarzwald. Photo #19 by Matthias Heinzel

landscape of blackforest

Land of lovely landscapes Photo #20 by vince42

Krai Woog Gumpen is a waterfall in the Hotzenwald, a remote part of the southern Black Forest

Krai Woog Gumpen is a waterfall in the Hotzenwald, a remote part of the southern Black Forest. Photo #21 by Andreas Wonisch

Here comes the sun through the Black Forest

Here comes the sun through the Black Forest. Photo #22 by flickrolf

Morning light - start of a wonderful day black forest

Morning light – start of a wonderful day. Photo #23 by Sandra

Fairy Forest on Nov 1 in Schwarzwald

Fairy Forest taken on November 1. Photo #24 by Lutz-R. Frank

Schwarzwald Colder Nights

Schwarzwald Colder Nights. Photo #25 by Andreas Wonisch

schwarzwald 5-9-11

How would you like to live in Schwarzwald? Talk about getting away from it all. Photo #26 by vince42

Schwarzwald 'absorb' the viewer into the forest

The photographer wants the viewer to ‘absorb’ the forest. Photo #27 by Andreas Wonisch

Schwarzwald dark trees

Schwarzwald dark trees. Photo #28 by gato-gato-gato

Final Performance Schwarzwald

Final Performance. Photo #29 by Andreas Wonisch

Schwarzwald

German tourism wants visitors not to be tricked by the name of the forest and explore the natural beauty. Photo #30 by gato-gato-gato

Schwarzwald 5-8-11

If you go deep into the Black Forest, the large concentration of conifers and the nearby mountains will cast their shadows over the valleys to conjure up images of a dark, sinister place. It might be a good time to tell tales of werewolves springing out to attack lost hikers? Photo #31 by vince42

light through the trees at Black Forest

Light through the trees at Schwarzwald. This woods is famous for its cuckoo clocks. Also hidden away in the woods, you can find the landscape dotted with castles and 300-year-old old farms. Photo #32 by gato-gato-gato

Fall Schwarzwald

Fall in Schwarzwald. So what do you think? Should this beautiful Black Forest be chosen as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature? Photo #33 by Matthias Heinzel


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