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Green restaurant in Black Forest

The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany.

The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany.

What is being called Europe’s “first green restaurant” serves traditional German food in a magnificent natural setting high above the tall conifer trees of the Black Forest, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature.

The Rappenecker Hütte is a 350-year-old farm house in southern Germany that generates all its energy from photovoltaic cells and a small wind turbine. The concept is a pilot project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and it has proved very successful with the hikers and mountain bikers who criss-cross the Black Forest in search of adventure and communion with nature.

All the restaurant’s vegetables, fruit, dairy products and meat supplies come from farms in nearby villages and the Black Forest cake is made with cherries grown in the gardens of the Rappenecker Hütte.

The Rappenecker Hütte is a 350-year-old farm house in southern Germany that generates most of its energy from photovoltaic cells.

The Rappenecker Hütte in southern Germany generates most of its energy from photovoltaic cells.

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