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Hiking heaven through the Black Forest in Germany – Baiersbronn Seensteig Lake Trail

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Hiking heaven through the Black Forest in Germany – Baiersbronn Seensteig Lake Trail

Hiking Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus

5

Tours

27:07 h

53.9 mi

8,500 ft

Your rucksack is packed and your hiking boots are tied. You are ready for a few days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Baiersbronn Seensteig Lake Trail is the perfect destination to find peace and quiet. You will walk through Germany’s sprawling Black Forest, discovering karst lakes, mountain peaks, and stunning nature. Most of all, you will find solitude once more.

This long-distance hiking trail leads you through the walkers’ paradise that is Baiersbronn region in 5 stages. The trail leads you along forest streams and through high moorland meadows that characterise the Northern Black Forest landscape. The route is a designated Quality High Trail, a title given to only the best paths in the country. As you walk along completely untouched, natural paths, it is easy to see why. You will lose yourself in the beautiful nature here.

The region is not just rich in diverse nature, but history too. The educational trail illustrates how Hurricane Lothar devastated the Black Forest in 1999. Look out for hidden waterfalls and corrie lakes found where glaciers would once have lain. To enjoy the lofty heights and idyllic mountain summits en route, you should be in good shape.

Located in the border triangle to Switzerland and France in the southwest of Germany, the Black Forest is easy to reach from all over Europe by car or public transport. You should also book your accommodation in the region in advance. You can find comfortable accommodation options in the villages on or near the route. For more information, visit: schwarzwald-tourismus.info/planen-buchen/uebernachten (there’s an option to translate the page into English).

Get ready for a few days in the peaceful surrounding of the Black Forest which will be a refreshing break for the soul too.

More and more people want to explore and experience the impressive nature in the Black Forest — whether by hiking, by cycling or on a mountain bike. But we as humans are only guests here in the Black Forest — and the animals and plants are our hosts. That's why #RespectForNature is mandatory for all nature lovers, because only with respect we'll preserve the Black Forest in its beauty for our descendants.

You can find out more about the #respectfornature initiative on our profile page komoot.com/user/schwarzwaldtourismus or at respekt-schwarzwald.info.

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Der Seensteig

54.1 mi

8,500 ft

8,500 ft

Last updated: November 21, 2021

Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:21
    8.94 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The time has come: The gates to the Baiersbronn hiking sky open and you get ready for your adventure on the Seensteig. Hopefully you have good shoes and some provisions with you. Then it can actually start.

    

    The first of the five stages of the Seensteig takes you from the heart of Baiersbronn to Mitteltal

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    11.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,500 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Well recovered? We hope so. Because the second stage of the Seensteig already has a few more kilometers in store for you. Just under 19, to be exact. You will master them thanks to the wonderful natural spectacles that await you on the way, but with a smile on your face.

    

    It starts at the game reserve

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  • Intermediate
    03:42
    7.77 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    New day New luck. You can find yours on stage 3 of the Baiersbronner Seensteig: You walk about twelve and a half kilometers over the Schliffkopf to Mummelsee.

    

    Depending on where you stayed, you start either directly at the National Park Hotel Schliffkopf or a few meters further at the bus stop. You hike

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  • Difficult
    06:17
    12.8 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,375 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Stage 4 of your Seensteig adventure is pending. And it follows the motto: "Take another breath before the grand finale." Over 20 kilometers you don't have to master too many vertical meters. Instead, dreamy forest paths, an unforgettable high moor path, several breathtaking viewpoints and - of course

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  • Difficult
    06:08
    12.7 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,200 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Time for the fifth and final stage of your lakeside adventure. Sleep well, you start it in the heart of Schönmünzach. On a total length of almost 20.5 kilometers, you can soak up the beauty of the Black Forest one last time.

    

    On a slope along the Stuhlberg and the Blockhaushof you hike towards Huzenbacher

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    53.9 mi
  • Duration
    27:07 h
  • Elevation
    8,500 ft

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