The Schluchsee is a reservoir in Schluchsee municipality near St. Blasien in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg. It lies south-east of the Titisee and is the largest lake in the Black Forest. At approximately 930 metres (3,050 ft) above sea level, it is the highest sailing area in Germany. The Schluchsee is a paradise for lovers of all kinds of open water and paddle sports. A natural ice rink forms here in winter, with an extensive network of cross-country ski trails around the lake; there is even a ski lift in Fischbach ski resort.
Since the 1960s, the lake has formed part of the Schluchseewerk hydropower complex in which a number of reservoirs are linked by pumping stations. In addition to the natural flow of water, the Schluchsee is replenished with water from the Rhine via a cascade of hydropower plants.
The Schluchsee was originally a glacial lake, part of the Feldberg glacier, and its surface was around 30 metres lower than that of today’s reservoir, which was created by the impounding of the River Schwarza. From north-west to south-east, the lake is 7.3 km long and 1.4 km wide and reaches a maximum depth of 61 m.
The Taubergießen is a nature reserve, also known as an alluvial landscape, that is located in the area between Freiburg im Breisgau and Offenburg, exactly near Rust. It covers an area of 1,697 hectares and is one of the largest and oldest nature reserves in Baden-Württemberg. The landscape is characterized by sand and gravel benches and dense bushes. The water from the pouring is very clear. The nature reserve is home to rare plant species and endangered animals. In addition, avalanche forests are being created which have not been managed since 1982. Taubergießen also supports many recreational activities such as the famous canoe tour, which is carried out by the owner of the canoe fleet Anton Kossmann. There are also impressive hiking trails, cycle paths and lookout points. The administration of the nature reserve is carried out by the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg.
Freiburg covers an approx. territory of 153,1 km2 and has approx. 229.636 inhabitants, it is the 4th biggest city in Baden-Württemberg.
Freiburg is nestled in the so called „Three-country corner“, the South-West corner of Germany, together with France and Switzerland.
Freiburg is also called the University city, because of all the students that study at the University.
One Specialty is the „Bächle“, it is a 30cm deep waterway, from medieval times, which goes through the old city, and is one of the landmarks of the city.
Freiburg’s old town is very attractive, it combines the old times with modernity.
You will notice that many people use bikes, which can also be rented.
In the old town it is not permitted to use a car, except for emergencies.
Rulantica is a water and an adventure park, it belongs to the Europapark Rust near Freiburg. The water world Rulantica is open daily from 10:00 till 22:00. For visitors of the hotel the swimming pool opens earlier – at 09:00. The swimming pool has windows facing the Black Forest with a wonderful view. In the water park there are 9 theme areas for relaxation and action. In these areas there are 25 attractions including 17 slides. For overnight accommodation, Rulantica has a hotel including 2 restaurants and 4 bars.
You´re in action all day, so come on! We wish you lots of fun and relaxation!
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The Rulantica Theme Park is an adventure water park that opened in 2019. It is located in Rust (a town in the south of Baden-Württemberg, approx. 20 km north of Freiburg im Breisgau). Europa Park is also 1.5 km away. Rulantica is open all year round from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This popular tourist attraction is located in Rust, a little town about 20 km north of Teningen. From Teningen it takes about 20 min to get there by car or 45 min by public transport.
The Europapark is an adventure park, which is divided into different thematic sections, representing European countries. In each “country” there are replicas of famous sights, for example the Globe Theatre (the original building can be found in London!) as venue for shows in the English section. You can also find rollercoasters and rides matching the country topic, for example in the Italian section there is a ride about “Leonardo da Vinci” called “Volo da Vinci” or in France you can find the “Can Can Coaster” which is a rollercoaster in the dark dealing with the famous French Can Can dance.
Moreover, there are traditional food and drink offers in each country section, like “Flammlachs” (a kind of salmon dish) in Iceland, Churros in Spain, Pizza and Pasta dishes in Italy, meat dishes like Gyros in Greece or Finnish Glögg in Scandinavia and Russian coke in Russia.
The Feldberg is with 1493 meters the tallest mountain in Baden Württemberg. The Feldberg is located in the southern Black Forest, southeast from Freiburg in Breisgau. The Feldberg is regulary impresses with it´s unusual saddle shape.
In the cours oft he earth´s history, the basement in the area oft he Feldberg was raised several meters and removed again. About 65 million years ago, the mountains were raised again, the Feldberg was created.
The biggest part oft he Feldberg is a nature reserve. Well know fort he area is for example the hous of nature, nature park, naturre adventure path and the Feldbergsee. Furthermore the Feldberg is famous for it´s ski alpinismus. Every year ski and snowboard competitions take place bacause the Feldberg ist he centre oft he biggest skiing area. That´s why you can take the cable car almost up tot he mountain top. 1891 climed the french diplomat Raymona Pilet as the first person on skis the Feldberg. You can also go hiking, mountain biking, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, explore adventure trails, experience cultural events and enjoy regional products.