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Black Forest

The Black Forest (German Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain region in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is the source of the Danube River. To the west and south, the Black Forest is bordered by the Upper Rhine valley.

The highest peak of the Black Forest is the Feldberg, elevation 1493 meters. Towns include: Bad Herrenalb, Baiersbronn, Calw, Freiburg, Freudenstadt, Lahr, Nagold, Schramberg, Titisee-Neustadt. Rivers originating in the Black Forest include: Danube, Enz, Kinzig, Murg, Neckar, Rench. The Black Forest is part of the continental divide between the Atlantic Ocean watershed (drained by the Rhine) and the Black Sea watershed (drained by the Danube). The forest mostly consists of firs; the main industry is tourism.

See also: Black Forest gateau