Schwarzwald Panorama (Hotel Review with a VIEW!)

Last month we sneaked away to the Black Forest to get out of town after a busy month of finishing our Masters degrees (!). We were exhausted, burned out, and a little overwhelmed by our new post-grad lives.

A visit to the Schwarzwald Panorama was the perfect fix.

Situated in the small spa town Bad Herrenalb (a short drive from Baden-Baden), Schwarzwald Panorama is a four-star hotel with stunning views. It features a 180 degree panoramic view of the surrounding Black Forest, wellness activities, and a spa area.

The town is quiet (except for the birds) with hiking paths criss-crossing the surrounding area. We were lucky to get a warm February day so we could enjoy our tea and books on the balcony!

The hotel has a restaurant and bar (their breakfast buffet is incredible!) but there are other restaurants within walking distance. We shared a few plates at the Greek restaurant downtown—Dionysos—and almost needed to be rolled back up the hill.

Overall, the staff is incredibly accommodating and the facilities were 👌. We definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an easy weekend getaway.