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Exploring the Black Forest in Germany – fantastic trails & nature

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Exploring the Black Forest in Germany – fantastic trails & nature

Hiking Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus

17

Tours

74:47 h

154 mi

25,025 ft

Fantastic views over forests and hills, a perfect network of paths, cultural sites and great food – the quality hikes in the Black Forest in Germany make for a great adventure. With hidden witches’ cottages, gently rolling hills, tempting Schnapps fountains, and untouched nature, it is easy to understand why the routes here were given the “Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of approval by the German Ramblers’ Association.

The 18 varied routes in this Collection reveal the most beautiful corners of the Black Forest. You can hike along the Maisacher Tumsteig mountain ridge in the heart of the Black Forest, enjoy sweeping panoramas in the Krottenbachtal Valley in the south, and let your kids run wild in nature on the Wildcat Trail near the town of Bad Herrenalb in the north. For those of you who like a challenge, there are plenty of metres to climb on a summit hike in Simonswald.

As the trails are signposted throughout, you can leave your compass at home for all hikes. Some of the hikes are demanding at times, but you have plenty of opportunities to stop for a rest at an inn and tuck into a hearty schnitzel, freshly-caught trout, or delicious cake.

All that is left is to decide upon a hike whether you are looking for family fun, cultural exploration, or untouched nature. Whatever you decide, you can look forward to a care-free hike through the idyllic Black Forest.

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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    Lautenbacher Hexensteig – Qualitätstouren im Schwarzwald

    Intermediate
    04:47
    9.64 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Hocus-pocus Fidibus, this climb goes high! Magical views and enchanted witch houses line this fabulous path around Lauterbach.

    

    Your magical journey on the Hexensteig begins at Lauterbach station with the ascent to the former vineyard. The Allerheiligensteig shows you that it is even steeper. Fortunately

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  • Intermediate
    04:41
    8.94 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A top-class tightrope walk with great views, narrow paths and some challenging passages awaits you on the Maisacher Turmsteig. Of course there are also great opportunities for a stop.

    

    This beautiful tour begins very close to the Maisacher Schule. After a short time you collect altitude and climb the Maisacher

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  • Intermediate
    03:43
    7.15 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the Krottenbach valley near Blumberg you can enjoy wide panoramic views down into the Achdorf valley as a nature lover. You also collect quite a few vertical meters on the way to Eichberg with the best view over the Wutach Gorge to the Black Forest Heights.

    

    At the rippling village fountain of Achdorf

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  • Intermediate
    01:45
    3.68 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The exciting and lovingly designed wildcat forest adventure trail is a great trip for the whole family. Follow the tracks of the wild velvet paws over small paths and rivers for over six kilometers.

    

    At ten interactive adventure stations you will learn almost everything about the last big cats in Europe

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  • Difficult
    04:54
    9.35 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The "dream tour" takes you into idyllic forest gorges and enchants you with unique views, natural highlights and the best places to stop for a bite to eat.

    

    At the start you walk through the archway in the heart of the town of Bad Herrenalb in the seven valleys and then follow the markings for the big

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    8.18 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the Oberkircher Brennersteig you really go on a scenic and culinary journey of discovery. In the gentle hills of the Hesselbach valley, numerous distilleries invite you to taste them - sometimes as tiny huts.

    

    It starts at the Hesselbach hiking car park. Between meadows you follow the Brennersteig

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  • Difficult
    05:01
    10.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Pure nature and legendary - you get that and nothing less on this demanding hike with many steep climbs and narrow forest paths.

    

    In Gütenbach, on the edge of the ZweiTälerLand, your magical tour begins with a quiet climb. Across a narrowing ridge you come to the namesake of the hike: the Lord God of Balzer

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  • Intermediate
    03:41
    7.87 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this truly heavenly tour, dreamy panoramas alternate with narrow paths through fairytale forests.

    

    At the hiking car park “Gutenhöhe” your tour starts with the best view of the table mountains in the northern Black Forest. Look forward to typical Black Forest courtyards, some with their own chapels

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  • Difficult
    06:33
    13.4 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The almost 22 kilometer long Kaiserstuhlpfad leads you from north to south over the small low mountain range in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg. Discover the varied landscape of the warmest region in Germany on your hike. Around 35 species of orchids grow in the almost Mediterranean climate and numerous

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  • Easy
    01:26
    3.37 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    How about a long walk through a wonderfully green landscape? Then the Pfaffenroter Kreuzweg is the right program for you. There are numerous wayside crosses and wayside shrines to be seen on the five-kilometer circuit - and the view is not neglected either.

    

    It starts at the town hall in Pfaffenrot. The

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    4.68 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You know your way around? If not, don't worry. On this almost eight-kilometer circuit, you will learn everything you need to know about using a divining rod. Is that not yours at all? No problem either. You can also expect a wonderful landscape and an impressive ruin. And at the end you are guaranteed

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

    This seven-kilometer hiking trail offers you a great mix of nature and city. You can be sure of variety on the circuit in and around Ettlingen. And of course there is also a wonderful view - as it should be for a hike in the Black Forest.

    

    The route starts at the Ettlinger Albgaubad. At the beginning you

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  • Difficult
    05:36
    11.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Magical forests, mystical legends and wonderful views await you on the almost 18 kilometer long Hexensteig near Kappelrodeck. As the name of the hike suggests, the witches are your constant companions. But don't worry, the magicians are kind to wanderers per se. The starting point of your tour is at

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  • Difficult
    06:22
    13.4 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In a constant up and down you hike on this almost 22 kilometer long tour seven mountains around Nagold. Wide views of the city and into the distance alternate with historical highlights. The route can easily be divided into two sections.

    

    You start at the mouth of the Waldach in the Nagold in the Krautb

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  • Difficult
    10:23
    21.3 mi
    2.1 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Geroldsecker Quality Trail leads through the valley towns of Lahr-Reichenbach, Seelbach and Wittelbach to the panoramic heights of the central Black Forest and to two romantic castle ruins. The 30-kilometer route can be divided into two balanced stages by a night in Wittelbach.

    

    At the beginning you

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  • Intermediate
    04:28
    10.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 16-kilometer quality trail captivates with mysterious forests, moss-covered paths and rushing streams. The perfect round to enjoy fresh forest air and lots of peace and quiet. It starts at the Neuweiler village square, which you leave in a northerly direction. At the edge of the Falchenwiesen you

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    7.63 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The valley of the "Doinich" - as the locals call the rushing Teinach - is a natural hiking paradise. Accompanied by splashing, this twelve-kilometer circular hike takes you through the beautiful landscape near Bad Teinach.

    

    You start at the Teufelsbrücke hiking car park and immediately cross the Teinach

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    17
  • Distance
    154 mi
  • Duration
    74:47 h
  • Elevation
    25,025 ft

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