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Which is more scenic route to Konstanz?

Which route is more scenic through the Black Forest, Freiburg to Konstanz or Offenburg to Konstanz? Also is it worth it to take the train from Konstanz to cross the Rhine at Rhine Falls?

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Where are you coming from? Freiburg and Offenburg are on the same Rhine valley trunk line between Basel and Frankfurt.

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Coming from Frankfurt. I could get off at Offenberg and take direct route via Trieburg or get off at Freiburg and take meandering route with several train changes. Which is more scenic?

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I guess they edited their post.

"through the Black Forest"

You don't say where you are starting in the Black Forest. If from the northern Schwarzwald, I'd say go from Offenburg to Konstanz via the Schwarzwaldbahn up the Gutach valley (Hausach to Triberg) to Donaueschingen to Konstanz). There are direct regional trains all the way from Offenburg (actually starts in Karlsruhe) to Konstanz, but they don't go through Rheinfall. Going through Rheinfall would add hours to your route and would go through Basel and miss the Gutachtal.