Hi - We will be traveling by train and will be staying in Gengenbach for a couple days in early October. We would like to do a circular trip by train and see some of the more scenic areas of the Black Forest. Here's what I have been mulling over in my head:
(2) Hollentalbahn: Donaueschingen to Freiburg (via Titisee)
(3) Rhine Valley Railway: Freiburg to Offenburg (then on back to Gengenbach)
I some questions:
(A) What's the best way to book this and are advance bookings necessary (to save some $$$)? Also, will the Konus card cover any or all of this itinerary? How do you go about using the Konus card?
(B) Is it feasible to do this in one day? How much train time is actually involved?
(C) What would be some recommendations as to stopping points for some shopping, lunch, dinner, etc.?
(D) Lastly - is this really the best area of the Black Forest for seeing from a train?
I know there are some really great posters on this board and ... THANKS! ... in advance for the help.