Chrysanthemum Festival in the Black Forest
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 chrysanthemum, 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, vibrant 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.
22 October 2020 and 05 November 2020
Begin your journey to the Black Forest by heading down to Dover for your crossing to Calais. Overnight hotel in Reims area.
Welcome to Germany
From France, continue on to the Black Forest. If time allows, explore to town of Oberharmersbach before heading back to the hotel for your evening meal.
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.
A Taste of the Black Forest
Perhaps spend the morning visiting the town of Lahr to enjoy the Chrysanthemum Festival, or why not visit the attractive city of Freiburg? Dominated by its Gothic Minster, the Schlossberg and the remains of three castles perched above the city, this vibrant city is famous for having its own climate! Continue along the scenic Schauinsland and Feldberg roads via Schluchsee, to the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee where you may have time for a short lake cruise.
Upon your return to the hotel, enjoy some traditional Black Forest Gateau and coffee!
Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland!
If time allows, enjoy some final sightseeing and souvenir shopping, before heading north towards the UK, stopping in France for an overnight stay.
Perhaps have a look around the town of Reims before heading to Calais for your crossing to Dover, and continue your journey home.
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 30 minute drive from Lahr and its Chrysanthemum Festival.
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|6 days||Half Twin/Double||Single room|
|22 October 2020||From £279.00 per person||£89.00 supplement per person|
|05 November 2020||From £279.00 per person||£89.00 supplement per person|