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 the pose, gather some info about the Black Forest
The Black Forest is not just a delicious cake, it’s 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 over a few days. To avoid crowds of tourists, plan your expedition in early spring or autumn. Rent your car in Baden Baden then follow our guide to find the fabulous locations and snap the greatest pictures.
Pull in your stomach at Bad Wildbad’s thermal baths
You want your personal branding to be elegant and inspirational. Well, your digital exploration should start in this pretty spa town, barely an hour from Baden Baden. The fabulous thermal baths are the perfect setting to show you can’t be faulted for your excellent taste. Not to mention that relaxing in the healthy spring water will get you so many comments you won’t even have time to read them.
Likes goal: 52
Haters potential: 97% (especially if it’s Monday morning)
Take a selfie in Calw with a charming local
You can drive from Herrenberg to Calw, a lovely town with beautiful half-timbered houses. Here is a reason why you should prefer taking a picture with the local baker rather than creating “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’s your new best friend, people will go nuts.
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. You can either admire the view from the top or snap remarkable pictures from the bottom of the 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-clock pictures, one of the area’s popular attractions. Instead, drive into the 9 km narrow valley between Freiburg and Hinterzarten, where the scenery will blow your influencer mind 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 one will photobomb you at this lesser-known lake located 45 km east of Freiburg. Once you get there, you’ll love sailing, swimming and even feeding the ducks. By the way, make sure the sun is shining: the brighter the picture, the more likes you’ll get.
Likes goal: 126
Filter: At sunset, #NoFilter needed
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