Black Forest

Type: Forest

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The Black Forest mountain range was already known in ancient times, at that time under the name “Abnoba Mons” (Abnoba = Celtic Goddess). It is Germany’s highest and largest contiguous low mountain range, as well as the most visited holiday destination among the German low mountain ranges. The Feldberg in the southern Black Forest is the highest mountain at 1493 meters (4,898 ft) and is used for numerous sports such as e.g. skiing. Unique in the culture of the Black Forest are the traditional costumes and red “Bollenhüte” (bollen hats), as well as the world-famous cuckoo clocks.