"The Arboretum: Trees of the Black Forest" Gernsbach Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Gernsbach Things to Do: 18 reviews and 64 photos

  Rhododendron bushes in the forest
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  • Rhododendron bushes in the forest - Gernsbach
      Rhododendron bushes in the forest
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  • Plan of the trails and the Arboretum - Gernsbach
      Plan of the trails and the Arboretum
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  • Old chestnut trees - Gernsbach
      Old chestnut trees
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  • The old linden trees near the castle - Gernsbach
      The old linden trees near the castle
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  • A starling at his nesting hole in a linden tree - Gernsbach
      A starling at his nesting hole in a linden tree
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Along the hiking trails on the slopes around Eberstein castle, parts of the forest have been turned into an Arboretum, an exhibition of trees. Some of these are really old trees that have been growing here for decades, if not centuries - like the linden alley on the way to the castle, or the group of chestnut trees halfway up in the vineyards. Others have been planted in groups of a species each, in order to give an overview of the trees that grow in the Black Forest, both native and introduced specieses. They are explained but the signs are in German only plus the Latin botanical names. Even if you don't read them the trees are simply enjoyable to look at. Rhododendron bushes have been planted in several shady spots, most beautiful in May when they are in bloom - I was there at the perfect time.

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  • Written May 16, 2011
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