From Birkenfeld, Frankfurt is about 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northeast, while Cologne is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the north.
Traveling in this popular part of the country can be not only relaxing, but an adventure too; so be sure to go on a little road trip and tour some of the other cool population centers around Birkenfeld. Eppelborn and Historic Downtown are just two of the many other places worth checking out while you're in Black Forest.
When it's time to explore beyond Birkenfeld, why not check out the nearest regional city. Trier is 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features attractions including Black Gate, Cathedral of Trier (Trierer Dom) and Rhineland Museum. Fell Exhibition Slate Mine and Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) are other attractions here that should be on every traveler's list.
Black Forest is graced with some important cathedrals and other holy sites, perfect places to experience the region's spiritual side. Should the heavens open, fear not, Black Forest offers a range of history museums, art galleries and art museums, guaranteed to keep you and your family entertained and dry.
Signing up for one of the city walking tours, winery tours and guided nature walks can be a good way to learn about Black Forest. Why don't you have a go at some wintersports while you are in this area? Snowboarding is a good option. Another one is snow shoeing.
At the end of your stay in Birkenfeld, say goodbye the way German's do, with a hearty "Tschüss."