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Through deep forests and bright heights - 7 stages through the Black Forest

Klaus Becker

Through deep forests and bright heights - 7 stages through the Black Forest

Hiking Collection by Anette

8-17

days

3-6 h

/ day

107 mi

15,525 ft

17,475 ft

The Black Forest has always been a place shrouded in myth and legend. The deep, dense, expanse of the forest has inspired many a tale over millennia, with the forest’s mysteries feeding the fantasies of all who visit. Christened Silva Nigra (the Black Forest) by the Romans who wandered these woods long before us, the region is perhaps more notorious today for its beautiful hiking landscapes than the terrors that may have once laid in wait.

From the Alexanderschanze in the middle of the Black Forest, right the way across to the southern Kandern, this 7-day high-altitude hike winds you through the most beautiful areas of the Forest. Throughout the duration of the trek, you’ll wander over wind-kissed peaks, through rustic forest, across wild, high moors and alongside pristine lakes. And always with a smile on your face as the varied landscape reveals its beautiful secrets.

All you need for this 7-day hike is a pair of comfy, worn-in hiking boots, enough food for the day and a reservation at one of the numerous hotels en route, especially during the busy season.

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Höhenwanderung im Schwarzwald (auf dem Westweg von der Alexanderschanze bis nach Kandern)

99.5 mi

14,050 ft

16,100 ft

Last updated: March 10, 2022

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  • Intermediate
    04:55
    10.8 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You start right at the Alexanderschanze car park. From there the path leads you into the deep, dense forest. One of the most pristine and quiet forests in the central Black Forest awaits you there. Ancient and gnarled giant trees line your way over the lonely, wooded ridge and amaze you.

    

    Through the aisles

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  • Difficult
    06:24
    13.4 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,550 ft
    3,075 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This stage takes you into the heart of the Black Forest. After the ascent to the windswept Brandenkopf, you have a clear view of the majestic Alpine panorama from the Brandenkopf tower when the weather is clear.

    

    Lush meadows, old Black Forest farmhouses, breathtaking views and forest, forest, forest await

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  • Difficult
    06:38
    12.9 mi
    1.9 mph
    3,600 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this long and varied stage you conquer a total of over 1400 meters in altitude - a tour for those who love the forest in good condition. The first climb to the Farrenkopf will make you sweat. But it's worth it, because the wonderful view over the wide valleys makes you want more.

    

    Past bizarre rocks

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  • Difficult
    06:33
    14.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage takes you through one of the most beautiful and mythical landscapes in the Black Forest: in the direction of the legendary Blindensee, you climb through an old high moor and hike past mighty rock formations through one of the most beautiful forests in the Black Forest.

    

    In the middle of the

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  • Difficult
    07:36
    16.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,775 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Kalten Herberge the path leads you through always dense spruce forest up to the Lachenhäusle. You hike varied between forest and meadows on fairytale root paths and soon after reach the sublime Weißtannenhöhe. From here you can already see the impressive Feldberg massif.

    

    Enjoy the fantastic forest

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  • Difficult
    09:02
    18.5 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,175 ft
    2,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Without a doubt, the king's stage of every Black Forest tour awaits you today: crossing the Feldberg. Discover the highest peak of the German low mountain range.

    

    Passing the idyllic natural paradise of Feldsee, the route climbs steeply to the windswept summit of the Feldberg. On the ascent you'll work

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  • Difficult
    09:58
    20.1 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,925 ft
    5,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this long tour you will become a summit climber. With the Belchen and the Blauen, two of the highest Black Forest peaks await you. With the ascent to the Belchen you can prove your skills: the Belchen is considered the most alpine peak in the Black Forest. It is not for nothing that it has always

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    107 mi
  • Duration
    51:06 h
  • Elevation
    15,525 ft17,475 ft

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