Come on, let’s face it. Your secret dream is to become a successful influencer and quit your job. So, why not make the most of your holidays in Germany’s Black Forest to boost your social profile? Rent a car, grab your trusty smartphone and get ready to become an internet sensation!
Before striking a pose, get some info about the Black Forest
The Black Forest is not just a delicious cake, it is also a beautiful region with gothic castles and majestic trees that inspired some famous (and slightly spooky) fairy tales. Located in Southwest Germany near Freiburg, the forest can be explored by car within a few days. To avoid throngs of tourists, plan your expedition in early spring or autumn. Start in Baden Baden, then follow our guide to find the greatest locations and snatch the greatest pictures.
Suck in your stomach at thermal baths
Your personal branding needs to be elegant and inspirational. Well, your digital exploration should start in Bad Wildbad spa town, barely an hour from Baden Baden. The fabulous thermal baths are the perfect setting to show you cannot be faulted for your excellent taste. Not to mention that relaxing in the healthy spring water will get you so many comments you will not even have time to read them.
Likes goal: 52
Haters potential: 97% (especially if it’s a Monday morning)
Take a selfie in Calw with a charming local
Drive from Herrenberg to Calw, a lovely town with attractive half-timbered houses. Here is a reason why you should prefer taking a picture with the local baker rather than making “Stories” of the 200 buildings dating back to the late 17th century… Showing your face will get you 35% more likes. And if you hug him like he is your new best friend, people will go crazy.
Likes goal: 94
Local guide score: 78% (10% more if you pose with a baker and a butcher)
When in Triberg Falls, don’t overdo selfies
Drive south to Germany’s highest waterfall. Park in Triberg city centre and get ready for a story worthy of your gram. Admire the view from the top or snap remarkable pictures from the bottom of the 535 feet (163m) foaming waters. And please, use hashtags wisely not to bore your audience!
Likes goal: 151
Adventurous score: 75% (95% if you climb to the summit)
Sit on an uncomfortable rock with a dazzling smile at the Höllental
Don’t be predictable and avoid cuckoo clocks pictures, the area’s popular attraction. Instead, drive into the 5,5 miles (9 km) narrow valley between Freiburg and Hinterzarten and the scenery will blow your influencer brain away. Also, don’t be shy, ask your followers to like and comment on your trip.
Likes goal: 78
Off the beaten track score: 88%
Sit in lotus pose and pretend to meditate at Schluchsee Lake
Why don’t you finish your road trip here? No photobombs guaranteed at this lesser-known lake located 28 miles (45 km) east of Freiburg. Once you get there, you will surely appreciate the sailing, bathing and feeding ducks. By the way, make sure the sun is shining: the brighter the picture, the more likes you will get.
Likes goal: 126
Filter: At sunset, #NoFilter needed