Schramberg

Black Forest idyll in Germany – hiking in and around Schramberg

Black Forest idyll in Germany – hiking in and around Schramberg

Hiking Collection by Schramberg

With postcard-like panoramas, wide plateaus, rocks, and wooded valleys, the Black Forest is an idyllic backdrop for a hiking holiday. The town of Schramberg and the surrounding area is an ideal base for easy or challenging hikes. The six Schramberg districts of Tennenbronn, Heiligenbronn, Sulgen, Waldmössingen, Schönbronn, and the valley town on the Schiltach offer something for everyone. Feel the mountain air on your cheeks as you hike to panoramic rocks and enchanted castle ruins or enjoy a relaxed family hike along an education trail across a picturesque plateau.

The nine exciting Tours in this Collection showcase Schramberg's diverse landscapes in the heart of the Black Forest as well as views that stretch as far as the Swabian Jura. Three of the more challenging Tours take you from low down to the very top as you hike up the Schramberg Castle Trail and the Sonnenberg peak, or ascend up the Berneck Valley. These hikes require a good level of fitness but they offer a great reward – breathtaking views and imposing castle ruins.

For a more relaxed hike, you can walk a loop around the Heiligenbronn pilgrimage site, hike across the plateau around Paradiesberg mountain, and explore the typical Black Forest scenery along the tranquil Eselbach River. You can snap away on your camera on the way to the Käppele, a lovingly restored farm. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, the route to the windmill is ideal. Once there, you can treat yourself to a delicious sundae in the inn. If you’re hiking with your family, you can learn all there is to know about Europe’s largest chicken on the wood grouse trail. You’ll find lots of nice places to relax along the way.

Whichever beautiful Tour you decide on, all of the hikes end at the same point, so you don't have to worry about the time and how to return home. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    04:08
    7.74 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A good twelve kilometers of demanding premium hiking trails await you on the Schramberg Castle Path. On narrow paths and wooded paths you hike around the Schramberg valley town, up to castle ruins and the most beautiful viewpoints.In the heart of Schramberg you start the tour, which takes you with a substantial ascent to the Charlottenhöhe and the Fifthälerblick. Here you have five picturesque valleys at your feet: the Schiltachtal, Göttelbachtal, Kirnbachtal, Bernecktal and Lauterbachtal. Wooded it goes on and in an arc over the Schlangenbühl down to the pretty Falkensteiner chapel.Just a few hundred meters further, but a few meters higher you arrive at the ruins of Falkenstein Castle. It is one of the oldest castles around Schramberg. In good weather you can take a break here and watch the climbers doing their sport. The wonderfully rushing Lauterbach Falls accompany you on your way to the Hohenschramberg ruins.After this last, strenuous climb to the medieval castle from the 15th century, you stroll in a zigzag back down to your starting point in Schramberg.

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    Intermediate
    02:45
    5.98 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Postcard-ready panoramas, wide meadows and idyllic Black Forest characterize this wonderful, almost ten kilometer long round trip to the Paradiesberg and into the Eselbachtal.It starts at the top between Aichhalden and Schramberg. Even here, the landscape gives you wonderful views of Aichhalden and the surrounding area. Over the Lienberg you hike towards Paradiesberg and enjoy a wonderful view of the Sulgen.It goes down from the Paradiesberg to the Tierstein. You can now take a promising break on the sun terrace of the Schwarzwaldstube - a cozy snack bar. If you are out on the weekend, you can also count on hearty dishes such as schnitzel and saddle of pork.The landscape around the Eselbach is not stingy with charms that accompany you to the Schiltach Valley, to Aichhalden and back to the starting point.

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  • Easy
    01:58
    5.56 mi
    2.8 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You get very close to heaven on this relaxed tour in and around the pilgrimage site of Heiligenbronn. You walk through wide corridors, dense forests and secluded homesteads - the perfect tour if you are looking for peace and quiet.You start your hike in a monastery in the heart of Heiligenbronn. Where the impressive monastery stands today, there was once a swamp area with numerous streams and springs. In the middle of the 14th century, one of the springs was ascribed a healing effect and a well was built: the name Heiligenbronn was born.At the edge of the forest, the path leads you to a farm estate, across meadows and fields. At the Speckwald sign, you can take a detour to the airfield and stop off on the terrace of the Fliegerklause. We continue into a young forest area and past a small pond.Back in Heiligenbronn, a sound island, a scent bench and a berry garden await you in the garden of the senses. In the crypt of the Sankt Gallus Church you can finally taste the precious holy water that made Heiligenbronn famous.

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    Intermediate
    04:22
    7.96 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Prepare yourself for some hairy climbs on this almost 13 kilometers long loop. But you are certain of the reward for the effort. You can expect pure variety - peppered with castle ruins and incomparable panoramas of the Berneckal.You start at Berneckstrand and start the hike with a substantial ascent high above the Falkensteiner Chapel and to the Berneck ruins. Apart from a wooden coat of arms on a tree, there is unfortunately not much left to refer to the castle. The view is definitely worth the effort. You climb a bit up to the Benediktinerhöhe and back down to the Schiltach.Then it goes wildly romantic up through the Katzenloch and past the Ramstein ruins. Here, too, the view is more impressive than the remains of the former castle. A little later you will meet the court chapel of the Käppelehof. It was lovingly restored on our own. As the last highlight, the Falkenstein ruins will cast a spell on you before you descend back to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    02:18
    5.00 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wonderful views and perfect photo opportunities are guaranteed on the eight-kilometer tour to the Käppelehof with the pretty little court chapel. You can enjoy panoramic views of the Sulgen, the Neckar Valley and the Zollernberge.The hiking car park Remsbach an der Remsbachhöhe is your starting point. In moderate ups and downs you hike through shady forest, on promising slopes and small streets to the Ramstein Chapel. It has belonged to the Käppelehof since 1754 and has been lovingly restored in-house. The cozy rest bench is the ideal place for a break.In the direction of Halden it is now slightly upwards, with a view of the wind turbines. You dive into a forest, hike on a narrow path along the slope and on a wonderfully soft spruce needle carpet to the viewpoint at the fish pond. A total of seven ponds are directly connected to each other here. Right next door: an amazing view.From here it's not far back to the starting point. So you can enjoy the wonderful view in peace.

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    Difficult
    05:11
    11.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This demanding day hike takes you over 18 kilometers and a good 400 meters in altitude to the panoramic Sonnenberg and Sulgener Berg. At the beginning and the end of the varied round tour, there is a lot to discover in the Park of Times.You start walking at the Schramberg Town Hall and after a few meters stroll through the exciting Park of Times. This is a real theme park, because there are play areas, water elements, works of art such as the world clock and fairy tale characters to discover. In the park you already master the first meters of altitude, then it goes steeply up to the Charlottenhöhe.Above the Sonnenberg you can see the Schiltach Valley, the Göttelbachtal, the Kirnbachtal, the Bernecktal and the Lauterbachtal from the Fifthälerblick. You reach the highest point of the tour at the Marienkapelle and the Sulgen water tower. The 26-meter-high tower has a capacity of 100 cubic meters and is one of ten containers that supplies the Schramberg population with drinking water.Over a panoramic plateau and through fragrant forests, you hike in a creative figure eight through the fascinating landscape and end after a descent back at the Schramberg town hall.

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    Intermediate
    04:21
    9.36 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Nature, beautiful meadows, dense forests and extensive plateaus - the hike to Windkapf is a popular tour through the typical Black Forest landscape. You walk along quietly rustling brooks and master a few meters in altitude.After starting at the village square in Tennenbronn, you walk past the village pond and leave the beautiful Schramberg district behind you. Your babbling companion is now the Schiltach, which you cross a few times before turning to the edge of the forest towards Windkapf. From now on it's steadily uphill. Take a break from time to time and enjoy the fantastic landscape around you.When you arrive at Windkapf, you can pamper yourself with a cool drink and delicious food in the “Deutscher Jäger” inn in the beer garden. The great view is included for free. Maybe you also like an ice cream sundae for dessert. You can also treat yourself to it, because from here it is only a relaxed downhill ride on beautiful forest paths back to the starting point in Tennenbronn.

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    Intermediate
    03:03
    6.44 mi
    2.1 mph
    900 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can find out everything about the capercaillie on the ten-kilometer premium hiking trail and connoisseur trail through fragrant forests and beautiful meadows. A large population of capercaillies lived here until the 20th century, and this trail is dedicated to them.It starts at the Remsbach hiking car park. The Auerhahnweg starts a little below the bus stop. The first information board about the largest chicken in Europe is already here. On your way through forest and meadows you always have a great view of the Swabian Alb. The view from AugenBlick Schramberg is particularly beautiful.At the Auerhahnbalzplatz you not only read about the mating behavior of the conspicuous animal, at the push of a button you can even listen to the courtship song. You walk through the idyllic Eichbachtal with the quietly babbling Eichbach to the sleeping area of the capercaillie. If you like, you can take the name of the station literally and take a little nap on the cozy wooden lounger.Finally, you walk down towards Tennenbronn and tackle the last few meters back to Remsbach. Here you will find a quaint restaurant to strengthen yourself again.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    59.1 mi
  • Duration
    28:05 h
  • Elevation
    8,900 ft
Schramberg

Black Forest idyll in Germany – hiking in and around Schramberg