Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. You’ll cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you’ll visit the locally renowned Drubb watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
Day trip to the Black Forest and Rhine Falls from Zurich
See two countries in one day: Germany and Switzerland
Learn how German cuckoo clocks are made at the Drubba watch showroom in Titisee-Neustadt
Stroll around Lake Titisee in the Black Forest and try the region’s Black Forest Gateau, if you wish
Enjoy free time at Rhine Falls to take photos and admire the scenery
Settle aboard your luxury coach, departing central Zurich for the approximate 1.5-hour drive north to southern Germany. Watch the scenery slip past, including Lake Schluchsee, as you approach the picturesque town of Titisee-Neustadt, situated on the edge of Lake Titisee in the heart of the Black Forest. Your guide makes a stop in town for about two hours, starting with a visit to the prestigious Drubb clockmaker. Step inside the shop and learn about the traditional art of producing cuckoo clocks, the area’s renowned export. During your free time, explore the town independently. Stroll at your leisure around Lake Titisee or take an optional boat ride. Perhaps head to a cafe to taste the region’s signature chocolate and cherry cake, Black Forest Gateau — aka Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. (Activities and food are your own expense.) When it’s time, meet up with your guide and re-board the coach for the drive south back toward Switzerland. You’ll journey through the spruce forests of Lenzkirch until you reach the Upper Rhine region. Before returning to Zurich, disembark at the impressive Rhine Falls to watch the waters of the Rhine River crashing down a 75-foot (23-meter) drop. During a 45-minute break here, stroll around admiring the scenery and posing for photos. Your 7-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the starting point in the evening.
We put the address into our GPS. The address was incorrect. We called the tour company for directions to which we were told this has never happened before and the bus was leaving. We were within 5 minutes of the location and the person we spoke to was super unhelpful.
The black forest visit is not worth it, they just take you to a town with the main objective being shopping. Rhine falls is fun, best to do a stand alone trip for that.
The tour guide was ok, but usually in the mode of giving instructions rather than making it a fun trip.
The coach is comfortable as well Guide. She has good audible & understandable English pronunciation. But Black Forest is not worth to visit by spending so much money & time. Nothing splendid. Slightly business oriented.Rhine falls is worth to visit. There should be only Rhine falls visit at 12.30 pm. So we can visit Zurich after the trip.
Absolutely loved the tour! Anna was our guide and very informative but not too talky so we could sit back and really enjoy the sites. The Black Forest countryside was so beautiful and the pretty lake town of Titisee-Neustadt was so much fun to explore. The bus parks close to the town so easy walking around. We also had Black Forest cake! Next stop was Rhine Falls with a fun boat ride and time to take lots of pictures.
This day trip was fun: we were thankful for an air-conditioned bus as our hotel in Zurich did not have A/C and we were there in July. Definitely bring your passport!! The cuckoo clock demo was interesting and we had lots of time to shop in the Black Forest. Germany accepts Euros and some places were cash only for food so make sure to bring some. The boatride at Rhine Falls is also cash-only and is definitely worth it for the photo opp and the chance to be outdoors on the water.