This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Forbach. To help you make friends with Forbach before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tucked into Germany’s Northern Black Forest, the village of Forbach showcases some of the most spectacular landscapes the country has to offer – the rolling hills and rushing waters of the Murg river valley to the slopes of the Schwarzwald mountains. Outdoor activities are a big draw for tourists here, with winter sports, swimming, rock climbing, hiking, watersports, and cycling.
The hostels and hotels here are full of adventurous travelers looking to explore the scenic region of Baden-Württemberg, which features dark fir forests, brooks, high mountaintops, and deep gorges. The covered wooden bridge across the Murg river is an especially romantic landmark in the area, and the more than 40 unique fountains located throughout the town make for a fascinating tour of Forbach.
Tourists can walk to from their local hotel or hostel to the St. Bernhardus Church to take in the stunning stained glass windows, or head to the nearby village of Langenbrand to discover the impressive 15th century architecture of the St. Valentin Church. The St. John the Baptist Church features twin 50m towers that rise above the trees, making it an eye-catching landmark in Forbach.
Whether you stay at a hostel or a bed and breakfast, there are plenty of options for accommodations in this charming village. The tourist information centre in Forbach provides visitors with information about how they can explore the Black Forest from their home base here in town.
Visitors can get to Forbach from the nearby cities of Rastatt and Freudenstadt by hopping on the Murgtalbahn, but there are also shuttles and taxis available to bring visitors to this picturesque part of Germany. Baden-Württemberg is a popular holiday destination for both German tourists and foreigners, with plenty to explore – so a car rental would give visitors the chance to get around through the forests and mountains of the region.
Written by local enthusiast for Forbach hostelsJakob Lombardi