On the edge of the famed Black Forest in southwest Germany is the charming and historic town of Baden-Baden. Dating back over 2,000 years, this area was first discovered by the Romans because of the thermal waters running underground. It’s also famous for its dense forests, picturesque villages and hiking trails. You can easily call it the land of cuckoo clocks, chocolate cherry cake and large wooden farmsteads. Driving through the Schwarzwald’s dark conifer forests, you’ll understand why so many Brothers Grimm fairy tales were inspired by this corner of Germany.