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Where To Stay In Black Forest Germany

We are a family of 3 (me, my wife and 12 year old son). We will be entering the black forest tomorrow on the 16th of May 2011. I will be entering the black forest from Switzerland from the basel Badischer Bahnhof station.
1. I am looking to stay in black forest, germany at one place for 6 nights. I would like to stay in an apartment (preferably a farm stay) in Black forest. I would like the farm to have a leo sign (good for children) and offering me a konus card (free transportation in the black forest region). 2. I am looking for a quaint little village/town (not commercial like baden baden). At the same time it should not be completely dead. I have heard freudenstadt, gernsbach and stauffen are good places to stay from one or 2 friends. However, I need a recommendation from travellers who have been to this region before. 3. Please note that i do not have a car. I will be entirely dependent on public transportation (i.e. bus and train). Therefore whatever recommendations are given, this fact needs to be borne in mind I am sorry to post this at such a short notice, but i have been travelling day in and day out in europe for the past 2 weeks, and i just found time today to write this post. Sanjay

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One good thing, almost anywhere you stay in the Black Forest you should get a Konuskarte, which gives you unlimited free use of the trains and buses in the area. Although there are quite a few train lines, buses go everywhere else. You might try Triberg or Villingen-Schwennigen in the southern part, with rail lines to Titisee and Freiburg, to the Bodensee, and to Sigmaringen, with it's Hohenzollern castle. You can go north, down the Gutach river on the scenic Schwarzwaldbahn to Hausach and the Black Forest openair museum. From Freudenstadt, you are a short distance by rail from Calw, a picturesque town of fachwerk buildings and the home of Hermann Hesse. In the other direction by rail is Alpirsbach, a pretty town in the woods, most notable for the monastery brewery there, with tours. If you want a bigger town experience, you are not very far from Stuttgart or Tübingen.