Beautiful countryside, we ventured on to the German trains for a couple of trips as parking can be a bit of a nightmare. The trains are so clean, on time, not to expensive and roomy. Well worth a try to give the driver of the family a day off.
Better value for money than most European countries. This part of Europe has a lot to offer. Freiburg is a beautiful city and the mountains to the south with the cable cars were great. My children really enjoyed Europa park, which is probably the best theme park in Europe.
There is loads of things to see and do: Hockenheim racing track tour, Concord museum in Sinsheim, waterfalls in Triberg, Freiburg which is even better if you by little boats for the kids to play with in the streams that run up and down the streets (hours of fun!), Denzingham has a great indoor swimming pool (quite busy in school holidays but lovely and warm plus it goes outside, and a fab model railway museum called Schwarzwald Modell Bahn in Hausach which was great on a rainy day with the kids.