Coming from France, cross into Germany near Strasbourg and spend some time in this city before we moving into the Black Forest. High recommendations for Baiersbronn and Mitteltal, especially the Hotel Lamm.
Mitteltal turned out to have amazing trails, restaurants, berry-picking, weather, and even a wine festival at the top of one of the ski lifts. Baiersbronn has more of the same and a farmer’s market added to the mix. My kids ask to go back to this place more than anywhere else we visited.
Working on the rest of my guide to Germany with kids – for now, Nomadic Matt’s site has a great overview of Germany.