Black ForestBlack Forest
wooded mountain region in SW Germany
Origin of Black Foresttranslated, translation of German Schwarzwald from schwarz, black (see swart) + wald, wood, forest (see vole): so named from the dark-colored fir trees high on the mountains
A mountainous region of southwest Germany between the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. It is a year-round resort area that is famous for its clock and toy industries.