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Chrysanthemum Festival in the Black Forest

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  • Show round by a Guide at Chrysanthemum Festival in Lahr, Germany

    Show round by a Guide at Chrysanthemum Festival in Lahr, Germany
4 day tour
From £165 per person - minimum 25 passengers

The Chrysanthemum Festival in Lahr: a vibrant display of autumnal shades in the heart of the Black Forest.

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a festival of intense oranges, yellows and reds! Decorated with more than 10,000 chrysanthemums, worked into fascinating and creative arrangements, the picturesque German village becomes a vibrant sea of colour.

Established in 1997, the Chrysanthemum Festival in Lahr is continually growing in popularity.  Discover the pretty historic village and marvel at the thousands of blooms and beautiful flower arrangements decorating houses, cars and flowerbeds alike.  See beautiful flower archways and huge structures on floats. During the festival, there is also a programme of events running in the town which you could stop to enjoy.

This tour is based at the charming Hotel Bären in Oberharmersbach, a firm favourite with our guests. It is a traditional family-run hotel located in the heart of the village. Oberharmersbach is a decidedly quaint village in the Black Forest and only 30 minutes from Lahr and its Chrysanthemum Festival. The hotel also offers a choice menu of two main courses (from the second evening) and tea/coffee after dinner. What’s more, when staying at the Hotel Bären, benefit from a low single room supplement.

Additionally, experience more of the beautiful Black Forest region! Discover its spruce and fir covered mountains, gentle valleys and spectacular gorges carved by the River Rhine. Also see waterfalls, timber farmhouses, extravagant traditional costumes, hot spas and cuckoo clocks.  During this tour, visit also the beautiful town of Freiburg.  Potter through the medieval Old Town.  Bright squares graced with the most sunshine of any city in Germany are rimmed with pastel hued buildings, some featuring intricate decoration.  Take time to admire some of the city’s ornate doorways, and enjoy the region’s famous gâteau in the sunlit squares.


Chrysanthemum Festival - 19th October to 10th November 2019

Suggested itinerary

Day 1


Arrive in the Black Forest and check into your hotel. Time permitting, begin exploring the area.

Day 2

Colourful Chrysanthemums – A Town in Bloom

Travel to the picturesque village of Lahr, in the heart of the Black Forest for their annual Chrysanthemum Festival. Enjoy an unforgettable guided tour of the city to discover the historic centre and see the thousands of chrysanthemum arrangements that show off Autumn’s colours to their finest. See the intricate arrangements on cars adorned artistically with flowers. Local houses are also decorated with original and rich cascades of flowers.  What’s more, a varied cultural and musical programme is on offer from Wednesday to Sunday in Lahr’s Marktplatz.

Day 3

A Taste of the Black Forest

Visit the attractive city of Freiburg, dominated by its Gothic Minster, the Schlossberg and the remains of three castles perched above the city. Continue along the scenic Schauinsland and Feldberg roads via Schluchsee, to the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee where there may be time for a short lake cruise and to taste some traditional Black Forest gateau. Alternatively, you may want to enjoy a guided tour of the town. Drive to the historic town of Gengenbach, famous for its Advent Calendar, which is the biggest in the world. Or perhaps visit Breisach for a wine tasting and a tour.

Day 4

Auf Wiedersehen

If time allows, enjoy some final sightseeing and souvenir shopping before departing.

Featured hotel

Hotel Bären, Oberharmersbach ***

Traditional family-run hotel located in the heart of Oberharmersbach. The hotel has an in-house butchery & bakery, beer garden, café and bar. Coach parking available on-site. Oberharmersbach is just a 30min drive from Lahr and its Chrysanthemum Festival.

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25 October 2019 from £165.00 per person
Single room supplement from £39.00 per person



Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.118. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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