What could be more beautiful than going for a hike during autumn? On a misty autumn day there is a mystical atmosphere, as the low sun sets the leaves alight in a blaze of colour. The air is usually cool and clear and the forest floor is covered with golden leaves. On days like these, the autumnal atmosphere is all-consuming.
In this Collection, we have selected eight day tours that will take you to the most beautiful places for autumnal hiking adventures in Germany’s Black Forest. You'll hike past impressive World Heritage sites, mystical natural monuments, historical border markers and explore the peaks of the Northern Black Forest, where panoramic views are your reward for the tough climbs.
Wilder than the South, the Northern Black Forest is characterised by its dense forests, karst lakes and ridges. The tall, dark fir trees crowd close together and stretch across the mountain ranges. This Collection enables you to become intimately acquainted with this wonderful landscape; to climb the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest, the Hornisgrinde; to scramble over alpine terrain on the Karlsruhe Ridge; and to enjoy magnificent views over the Murg Valley and into the Rhine plain. The Tours are as varied as the Northern Black Forest itself. Don't let murky conditions put you off either, as cloud inversions are common. You often have the sun in your face at high altitude, while a thick carpet of fog settles in the Rhine plain below.
Conveniently, the Tours are all loops and can be reached either by bus or train. And when you've had your fill of autumn air on the trails and tracks, cosy inns with hearty food and delicious cakes await you. With this in mind: Carpe autumni – enjoy the autumn.
This short but crisp tour offers a spectacular panorama from the ridge of the Hornisgrinde over the Rhine Valley. You start at the Unterstmatt train station and follow the right path towards Hornisgrinde. You hike past the ski slopes, through the coniferous forest, always steeply up the mountain to the…
Bad Wildbad not only has a lot to offer for its spa guests, but also for pleasure hikers who like to have a little variety on the way. Let's start at the train station in Bad Wildbad. The first ascent is via the so-called Himmelsleiter - 365 stone steps that reward you with a beautiful view over Bad…
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Maulbronn presents itself steeped in history as the northernmost corner of the Northern Black Forest region. The leisurely day tour starts at Mühlacker train station and, after a short stretch through farmland, takes you into the Wannenwald.
In the Wannenwald you follow the historic "Landesdefensionslinie…
The tour around the hiking paradise of Baiersbronn starts at the Baiersbronn train station and climbs the ridge above the Tonbachtal to over 800 meters. Once at the top, old boundary stones from the 16th century greet you and one kilometer further you can visit a well-preserved ointment oven.
You should not miss this panoramic tour with the only via ferrata in the northern Black Forest. You can reach Ottenhöfen, the starting point of this day tour, by train. The majority of the path is signposted as the "Genießerpfad Karlsruher Grat". To be on the safe side, take a look at the hiking information…
The day tour leads along the third stage of the Westweg, a long-distance hiking trail across the Black Forest.
The start is at the train station in Forbach, from where it first goes steeply uphill and over bumpy paths. Soon you have already reached the tranquil Herrenwieser See.
A final ascent leads past…
The Dachsstein, the Lautenfelsen and the Teufelsmühle tower high above the Murgtal. Three literal highlights in the hiking region around Gernsbach. This tour takes you from the Hilpertsau train station uphill to the first viewpoint on the Dachsstein at 646 meters. Less than two kilometers further, the…
Less than 40 minutes by train from Karlsruhe, the spa town of Bad Herrenalb not only attracts with wellness and good food, but above all with the wild nature of the northern Black Forest.
From the train station you head southwest on the ascent to the Bernsteinfels at 693 meters. On the way there you circle…
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