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Castles, ghosts and knights – hike in Germany’s Black Forest foodie trails

© Tourismus GmbH Nördlicher Schwarzwald | Vanessa Lotz

Castles, ghosts and knights – hike in Germany’s Black Forest foodie trails

Hiking Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus

13

Tours

43:09 h

89.0 mi

14,475 ft

The Black Forest is steeped in legends and myths. Here, you can immerse yourself in the region’s interesting past and visit enchanting, weathered witnesses of time. In old castle ruins, you can soak up a special atmosphere whilst magnificent views of the picturesque valleys await. It’s worth stopping at the spectacular castles and catching an exhibition too.

Experience a sword fighting demonstration at Husen Castle, a cosy picnic in the castle ruins of Zavelstein or peak into Falkenstein Castle’s tower room. Some castles are ruined whilst others stand proudly and welcome visitors still today. Enjoy a delicious glass of wine at Eberstein Castle winery or treat yourself to dinner at its excellent restaurant. While you're at it, look out over grape vines, the valley and the surrounding mountains – truly enchanting.

All of the foodie trails in the Black Forest are designated as premium trails by the German Hiking Institute. The varied routes lead away from roads and towns through unique nature, with its wild forests, meadows, gorges and valleys. You can expect wonderful half and full day Tours, which show you some of the most beautiful places in the region. They also include foodie highlights: spoil yourself with Baden wines and delicious regional Black Forest cuisine.

The Black Forest is easy to reach from all directions and you can catch the train to many of the trails. All other routes are located near bus stops or hiking car parks.

More and more people want to explore and experience the impressive nature in the Black Forest – whether on foot, by bike or on a mountain bike. But we, as humans, are only guests in the Black Forest – the animals and plants are our hosts. That's why nature lovers are expected to have #respectfornature, only then can we preserve the Black Forest in its beauty for years to come.

You can find out more about the #respectfornature initiative on our profile page komoot.de/user/schwarzwaldTourismus or at respekt–schwarzwald.info.

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    Premium water forest and Calw meadow path – foodie trails in the Black Forest

    Intermediate
    04:05
    8.73 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the water, forest and meadow path around Calw, nature lovers pass colorful sandstone cliffs, orchards and a wild boar enclosure. The 13 kilometer gourmet trail through the northern Black Forest will also take you past the Zavelstein castle ruins and even past a stone scaffold in the forest, where

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  • Intermediate
    03:43
    7.31 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    An exciting past, idyllic valleys, pristine nature and beautiful views form the framework of the Black Forest gourmet path "Der Teinacher". The namesake is the river Teinach and the well-known mineral water from Bad Teinach. One of the highlights of your twelve-kilometer tour in the northern Black Forest

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  • Difficult
    01:47
    3.42 mi
    1.9 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the Gernsbach legend trail you follow the ancient Black Forest legends and myths. It leads to 5.3 kilometers across five legendary stations around the historic center of the lower Murg Valley in the northern Black Forest. The highlight of your tour is Schloss Eberstein with views over the vineyards

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  • Intermediate
    03:03
    6.14 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Alde God Panorama Tour in Sasbachwalden takes you on 9.7 kilometers through the vineyards of the Ortenau around the charming flower, wine and half-timbered village in the middle Black Forest. Vineyards, meadows, waterfalls and forests as well as the changing views of the white-black framework of

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  • Intermediate
    04:15
    9.45 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 16-kilometer gourmet trail Durbacher Weinpanorama is a challenging but fantastic hike. It leads through the Ortenauer Rebland with views of the Rhine Valley and 42 side valleys of the village. A highlight of your tour is a glass of wine on the pinnacle of Schloss Staufenberg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    6.23 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kniebiser home path takes you on a length of about 10 km through forest, heath moor, meadow and populated area around the village. Start and finish is at the visitor center Kniebis. In clear weather you have beautiful views over the Black Forest High Road and the valleys on Ellbachseeblick. On the

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    4.10 mi
    2.0 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The premium hiking trail is characterized by wonderful views of Wolfach including the castle, the Wolftal and the elongated Kinzig valley. From Wolfach train station, it goes up to the first lookout point Käpflefelsen with its golden ball. Past the Gesundheitsbrünnele you hike through the fragrant forest

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  • Intermediate
    04:04
    8.06 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Hausacher Bergsteig is a challenging, approximately 14-kilometer trail in moderate altitudes between 246 and 581 meters. It offers picturesque views of the mountains around the Kinzig Valley and on the way invites Wanderkühlschränke for a break.

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  • Difficult
    04:06
    7.68 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this promising premium hiking trail you dive deep into the Middle Ages. The tour takes you around the Schramberg valley town and past the Falkenstein and Hohenschramberg castle ruins. Also on the way is the Falkensteiner chapel, which contains one of the most beautiful lamentation groups in southern

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    7.09 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Without large differences in altitude, you hike along the forest trail Groppertal, passing tree giants, Black Forest farms and idyllic forest passages north of Villingen-Schwenningen. Vesperstuben and the rest area at the game reserve Salvest with playground and benches invite you to enjoy on the east side of the Black Forest.

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    4.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the Hochschwarzwälder Hirtenpfad near Lenzkirch you hike along the eight-kilometer circular trail along forest edges and blooming meadows. Expect wide views of the Gletscherhochtal and the southern Black Forest, with good visibility even into the Alps.

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    7.98 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On adventurous paths you walk on the Rappenfelsensteig past steep slopes, deep ravines and falling streams. The circular route takes you eleven kilometers through the Schwarzatal valley near Schönenbach in the southern Black Forest. From the Rappenfelsen you have an excellent view of the impressive rock

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  • Intermediate
    03:55
    7.91 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lebküchlerweg near Todtmoos runs twelve kilometers across meadows and forest paths. The moderately difficult tour leads up to an altitude of 1,159 meters. You hike past waterfalls, small gorges, old farmhouses and ancient pastures.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    89.0 mi
  • Duration
    43:09 h
  • Elevation
    14,475 ft

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