Black Forest is enchanting
By Capt. Spanky, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 24, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --
Hello, my furless followers! I hope you are having a splendid week. I recently learned a fascinating fact, the enchanted forest used in the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales is actually the Black Forest.
It may come as no surprise the Grimm Brothers were inspired by this location after looking at the majestic setting that is the forest.
The towering trees, the snaking trails, the monstrous cliffs and so much more just leaves you feeling like you've been transported to another world.
Though I suspect many of you are more familiar with the Disney retellings of the famous stories, I highly suggest that you take the time and make your way to the original enchanted forest.
With the Black Forest being approximately three hours from Ramstein, you could make your way there almost any given weekend and live your own fairy tale.
Regardless of the time you decide to make the trip, you should find plenty to do as the popularity of the area has made it a year-round tourist attraction.
So whether you want to take your Prince Charming trekking over trails or your Ice Queen skiing, your adventures can be as magical as you want.
I'm sure they will have a much happier ending than some of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales.
So until next, go out and have yourselves a happily ever after.