Seebach, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg , Germany
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Seebach - a village for all seasons
Seebach is a small village of 1500 inhabitants nestling in the Acher valley, close to the legendary Lake Mummel. Local customs and folklore are very much alive here and there is much pride in many centuries of history and tradition. You will find hospitality and friendliness that’s unique to the Black Forest.
The seasons in this area tend to be more defined – with cold winters, warm sunny summers, fresh bright springtimes and golden autumns. The climate in the valley is wonderful for growing fruit and produce and the locals take full advantage of this – there are over 100 schnapps distillers in this village alone!
There are many kilometers of marked walks and cycleways in the village and surrounding areas – you will need to spend many holidays here to complete them all! On a hot day, you can enjoy a walk through the famous Schwarzwald pine forests. We can lend you a walking map of the area for your stay and we have details of walks, in and around the village, to get you started.
There is a childrens' playground 100 meters from the Pension. In the centre of the village is the Kurpark where you can enjoy a beer and perhaps listen to the local music and singing.
We are 5 minutes from the Schwarzwaldhochstraße (B500), which is a stunning route through the high Black Forest. Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Triberg (the cuckoo clock capital of Germany), Freudenstadt, Strasbourg and the Alsace (France) and Basel (Switzerland) to name but a few, are within easy driving distance for wonderful days out. For the children, there is Europapark theme park, about 50 minutes away, as well as Karlsruhe Zoo, Mehliskopf dry toboggan run and Steinwasen Park.
Springtime in Seebach is full of new life and the anticipation of a wonderful summer ahead.
The valley is turned a vibrant shade of fresh green as the trees come into leaf and the fruit trees bear colourful white and pink blossoms.
It is a lovely time for an early break, maybe a walking holiday to 'kick start' your system after a long winter or an Easter break. A fun time to visit is for 'Fasnacht' which is carnival time in this area. Our neighbouring village of Kappelrodeck (10 minutes' drive) is famous for its Fasnacht celebrations, especially the colourful parades. If you are here on 30th April you can join in the raising of the Seebach maypole which entails much merriment and beer!
The summers here are warm and sunny, although of course, we do also have the odd shower of rain – a must to keep everything lush and green!
All of the attractions open up at Easter and it's a lovely time of year to relax, hike or explore and to take advantage of the long summer days and warm evenings. There are a selection of open-air swimming pools in the area, the nearest one being in our neighbouring village of Ottenhöfen, around 5 minutes drive.
Walkers, of all abilities, can experience unforgettable views and will marvel at the varied landscapes of the Achertal – forest meadows, orchards, waterfalls, mountain brooks, lakes, farms and watermills.
This is a beautiful time of year in the Achertal. The trees are a riot of autumnal hues – yellows, reds, oranges – and the weather normally remains settled until late October/early November. It's a lovely time of year for a late walking holiday or a relaxing short break before winter sets in.
The apples and pears are harvested and the schnapps distilling begins in earnest – you can buy the schnapps directly from the producer. Several villages in the area are famous for producing wine and you can watch the grapes being harvested, visit the wineries for a little wine tasting and join in at the wine festivals – held during September and October.
Winter in Seebach is normally snowy and downhill and cross country skiing are popular along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße (around 5 minutes drive).
Christmas time is very special with the Christmas markets starting at the end of November. They are a sight to behold and evoke memories of a traditional old-fashioned Christmas – Glühwein, roasted chestnuts and stalls selling wooden toys and Christmas trees straight from the forest – fairy lights and, if you're lucky, maybe some snow.
Silvester (New Year's Eve) is also a wonderful time to visit Seebach. At midnight everyone lets off fireworks and from the Pension we have an excellent view of a most spectacular display.
Join us for a winter break and get away from it all.
We have 11 rooms – double, twin, triple (1 double bed and 1 single bed) and single. All rooms have an en-suite shower/toilet and TV and most are south facing with a private balcony and magnificent views. We have ample private parking. Wi-Fi is available in the Pension.
Guests are welcome to use our dining room during the afternoon and evening to socialize and maybe enjoy a drink or snack from our self-service ‘honesty’ bar, which has a selection of beers, wines, schnapps, soft drinks, etc. There are several lovely restaurants in the area offering good food at reasonable prices. For large groups, we can provide a buffet service using local caterers. Packed lunches are available and we can make you a refreshing pot of tea in the afternoon for you to enjoy on your balcony.
Groups, children, and well-behaved dogs are very welcome at our Pension. For the children, there is a playground about 100 meters from the Pension and an open-air swimming pool in our neighbouring village. If you are bringing your dog from the UK there are English-speaking Vets in the area who are able to complete the formalities for the 'Pet Passport Scheme'.
We have an information area to help you make the most of your holiday and, of course, we are very happy to advise you on wonderful days out.
You can begin your holiday on any day of the week and you can stay for 1 night or 1 month – it's up to you. We are open all year.
Things To Do
Seebach is ideally placed for exploring the Black Forest – here is a small selection of some places to go and things to see during your stay:
Seebach and the whole of the Black Forest is a haven for walkers, whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or a more strenuous hike. There are hundreds of kilometers of well-marked paths for all abilities. We can lend you a walking map of the area and provide you with a packed lunch or you can stop off at one of the many 'Hütte' or 'Gasthofs' along the way for a hearty German lunch. On many of the walks, you will find locally distilled schnapps chilling in the water troughs – there are glasses for you to use and you put your money in the box provided. Larger walking/hiking groups are also welcome.
For Motor Cyclists
We are 'Biker Friendly' and are situated just 5 minutes from the Schwarzwaldhochstraße, the famous B500. This is one of the most popular roads in Germany for motorcyclists due to its twists and turns and magnificent views. There are also many kilometers of other well-maintained quiet roads – ideal for touring and getting off the beaten track. You will find plenty of places along the way for coffee and a slice of Black Forest Gateau! We have a warm room for drying out your clothes on a wet day and there are motorcycle repair garages in the area with English-speaking staff.
For the motor enthusiast: Between 45 minutes & 2 hours away
From the end of November each year every town has a Christmas Market, some last for a couple of weeks and others last until Christmas and the New Year. The Christmas Markets are a sight to behold. They evoke memories of a traditional old-fashioned Christmas - Glühwein (German mulled wine), roasted chestnuts and stalls selling wooden toys and Christmas trees straight from the forest - fairy lights and, if you're lucky, maybe some snow. From Seebach, you can experience the Christmas Markets of three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. Please contact us for a list of some of the best Christmas Markets, along with their opening dates and approximate driving times.
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