Dense forests, quiet valleys and open mountain meadows - that is the Black Forest. The largest German low mountain range lures you with its extraordinary scenic diversity and untouched nature. Sometimes you hike through ancient forests and sometimes you walk along narrow rivers through deep gorges. On the highest mountains you enjoy the view as far as the Alps and the numerous mountain lakes attract especially in summer with the refreshing water. Here you hike through the picturesque landscape on mostly natural hiking trails. Pure enjoyment of nature.
No wonder then that the Black Forest is repeatedly called 'Germany's most beautiful gourmet corner'. But on the official Black Forest gourmet trails you will discover even more than picturesque nature. Tradition, regional wines and beers and above all the excellent Black Forest cuisine come into your focus on these tours. On your forays through the woods and over the mountains you can expect 'Schnapsbrünnle', inns, panorama benches and cultural highlights. All in all, you will find 45 gourmet trails throughout the Black Forest. The excellently signposted hiking trails are available in all levels of difficulty, so you can find your very own personal favourite hike.
On this gourmet path you hike along the Wolfsgrube circular tour, which takes you on the slopes of the Teinach and idyllic through deciduous and coniferous forests. You will also come across the wolf pit, which was actually used as a pit in the past to catch wolves. Enchanted paths take you to the fairy meadow, where you can linger and dream on the sky swing. Then it goes back over the imposing ax made of colored sandstone.
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 Germany. On Berneckstrand you can refresh your tired feet in the cool water of the Schiltach.
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The Heidelbeerweg is an absolute gourmet path with moderate inclines and varied, different path conditions. Look forward to wild romance while crossing a moss-covered rocky landscape on narrow paths. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views from the blueberry swing and snack on blueberries on the way.
On demanding trails, the Rötenbachschlucht gourmet path takes you into the unspoilt Rötenbachschlucht to the mouth of the Wutach. A small climb takes you to the lookout point "Am Hörnle", from where you can enjoy a great view to the Feldberg and far beyond the gorge landscape. A perfect panorama for a rest. Then the path leads through the fairytale Cancer Trench back to Rötenbach.
On the Belchensteig you can enjoy panoramic views from the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Black Forest. From Belchen you can see from the snow-covered Swiss alpine chain across the Rhine plain to the Vosges. Along the premium hiking trail you will always find seating and resting opportunities for your snack with first-class views.
In the mountain district of Durchbach, you will encounter stately Black Forest courtyards with centuries of family history, immerse yourself in dark forests and cross lush green orchards and deeply carved valleys - pure Black Postcard idyll! Let yourself be inspired by the diversity of the landscape, the views of the valley and the moss head and explore the stories of the seven farm estates characterized by hard work.
The premium path leads you on lonely paths through light-flooded forests, over lush orchards and past rippling brooks with constantly changing perspectives on Baden's number one wine location. Enjoy the view of the expansive Rhine plain, behind which the Vosges tower. And marvel at the panoramic view of Durbach with its vineyards and the landmark Schloss Staufenberg up to the highest point in the Black Forest National Park, the Hornisgrinde.
The 14-kilometer gourmet trail Baiersbronner Sankenbachsteig leads you on natural paths to the Sankenbachsee and the Sankenbacher waterfalls. Definitely recommendable: A stop in the rustic, serviced Glasmännlehütte at 777 meters altitude with panoramic views over Baiersbronn.
On the gourmet trail to the log cabin of the Hotel Traube-Tonbach, the pause seduction is especially sweet: Black Forest cake from the in-house patisserie. The scenic trail leads you 12.5 kilometers on old Holzmacherpfaden and with beautiful views around the Tonbachtal around.
Passing by schnapps and wine fountains, the gourmet trail Baiersbronner Panoramasteig takes you 14 kilometers across the sun terrace of the Murgtal. In the hiking hut Panoramastüble of the Hotel Löwen in Schwarzenberg there is a regional Vesper, coffee and cake.
The Waterfall Trail in the mountains of the Black Forest especially accentuates the enjoyment of nature: on the 11.3-kilometer tour, you hike through a narrow stream valley and through the Wolfsschlucht gorge. You reach the idyllic Fahler waterfall and the 98 meter high Todtnauer waterfall.
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 information boards along the way, young and old hikers will learn interesting facts about history, biology, ecology and forest management.
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 into the Rhine Valley and into the middle Murg Valley.
The Wiesensteig in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach leads you eleven kilometers through the wildly romantic Gorge of the Rench, over mountain meadows with comfortable loungers, water and fruit stations. The Höhengasthaus Hochwasen and above all the Renchtalhütte await you for a cozy retreat.
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.
The Bernauer Hochtal Steig offers challenging trails in the Bernauer Hochtal with impressive Black Forest and Alpine panoramas over a distance of 16 kilometers. For a rustic break the Krunkelbach hut under Herzogenhorn offers. The highest point of the climb, however, is the 1349 meter high Spießhorn. There you can enjoy the great view during a break on the original bench.
On the Peterstaler Black Forest Trail you walk 10.8 kilometers through the Renchtal. The moderate altitudes up to 745 meters offer you beautiful long-distance views. The river valley of Rench, mountain meadows with sky beds and spicy conifer forests provide additional variety on the medium-difficult tour.
Dizziness, surefootedness and sturdy shoes are offered on the Schwarzwälder Genießerpfad Karlsruher ridge. The highlight of this approximately twelve-kilometer tour through a wildly romantic waterfall valley is the 700-meter-long alpine trail over the rugged
Rock Ridge. Above you can expect an adventurous view down to the valley. After the tightrope walk, a cozy stop at Gasthaus Bosenstein is worthwhile.
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.