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Black Forest and Europa park

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Black Forest and Europa park

We are a family with 2 kids ( 11 and 5 yrs) and plan to visit Europa Park in Rust ( 2 days) next september. Would it be feasible to spend 4 or 5 days in the Black Forest , since it is not too far away. Is it safe to rent a car or better to use train? Thanks Audrey

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1. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

If you stay in most towns in the Black Forest, your trains are free with the KONUS card that your landlord/innkeeper will issue you.

Try the sommerrodelbahn (toboggan) near Hausach

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2. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

Thanks Will look this up:) It seems that trains are reliable and a great option. Happy Christmas to all

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3. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

Bigtyke, if we were to rent a cottage in Rust near EuropaPark and then forage into the neighbouring areas using the Konus card by train, will this be a good idea? Will the landlord be able to issue the card in Rust?

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4. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

What do you intend to do in Rust? It is a village down in the Rhine Plain not in the Black Forest and apart from Europapark there is nothing, and transpüort connections are not the best either. I'd look for a more interesting destination with some scenery around, for example one of the small towns in the Kinzig, Elz or Dreisam valley.

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5. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

Rust is not a good base for the Black Forest if you want to use public transport. Means bus to Ringsheim and from there a regional train to Freiburg or Offenburg to change for a train into the Black Forest.

Apart from the fact that Rust takes not part in the KONUS program (this depends on the town/village - not where you stay there).

Better suited are (KONUS) towns at one of the main railways into the Black Forest. E.g. Gengenbach at the Black Forest Railway (Kinzig valley)

http://www.stadt-gengenbach.de/

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…29

or Kirchzarten at the Hell Valley Railway (Dreisam valley)

www.dreisamtal.de/en/kirchzarten/index.php…

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…29

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6. Re: Black Forest and Europa park

I have been to a Europa a Park twice using public transport, it's fairly easy. But that said, it does require, train changes, along with a bus ride. I would not want to base in Rust to visit the Black Forest without a car. Will Europa Park be the beginning of your trip or the end. It's 99 euros one way from the Basel airport for 4 people. It will be a lot cheaper to stay in a hotel in Rust then a Park Hotel. There is a mini bus that picks up around town and delivers you to the entry.

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