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 Kandern. To help you make friends with Kandern before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a small town in the southwest of the country, close to the French and Swiss border. This town in the state of Baden-Württemberg has a dynamic tourist industry due to its location close to the famous Black Forest. The scenic forest with its unique nature has been a magnet for centuries for travelers who look for recreation and outdoor activities. Cultural events in the small towns near the Black Forest, spending a relaxed day by a lake with the family, or sport activities are the most popular things to do in this area.
Your options for a Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel will be extremely limited, but you will find yourself in an excellent location. If you are on a budget, there are some private guesthouses and hotels available as well. You are likely to find school classes and bigger travel groups using your Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel. So keep in mind that in summer, especially July and August, you may discover your Kandern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel may be booked out quickly. If you should have problems finding a place to sleep, check out the hostels in the town of Lörrach or at Feldberg Mountain.
Kandern offers its visitors various activities in summer as well as in winter. Active travelers enjoy hiking in the Black Forest, biking, swimming, playing golf, and tennis. In winter, Feldberg Mountain can be reached within one hour by car. It is the highest mountain in the state Baden-Württemberg and the highest in Germany outside of the Alps. If the conditions are suitable, you can go skiing and sledding. The location of Kandern allows you to cross easily the border to Switzerland and France. Mulhouse (Mülhausen in German), in France and Basel in Switzerland, with their characteristic architecture and rich history, are definitely worth a day trip. Don't forget that Swiss shops and restaurants usually accept Euros there, but the exchange rate is comparatively bad. Therefore, paying with Swiss Francs is definitely the better option. Due to its size and location, the rural town does not offer a lot of nightlife. But once you are there, check out the small local restaurants and give the local cuisine a go.
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