Wild and romantic forests stretching over wide hills with fragrant meadows nestled amongst the pines. High peaks with fantastic views and dramatic valley landscapes with hair-raising gorges. Turquoise blue lakes that glisten in the sun and impressive rocks that form unusual shapes that offer phenomenal views - this is what you can expect when hiking in the Black Forest.
The Black Forest has a variety of long-distance hiking trails to help you experience the diversity of this unique landscape. That is why we show you the six most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in the Black Forest in this collection of hikes. They are between three and twelve stages long. The multi-day hikes promise you wonderful nature, breathtaking views and lots of adventures.
The long-distance Black Forest hiking trails offer something for every taste. If you like lakes, then the Seensteig is for you. The ZweiTälerSteig, on the other hand, let’s you explore the Elz- and Simonswäldertal landscapes, whilst the Schluchtensteig leads you through exciting gorges with thundering waters. On the Albsteig and the Premiumweg Murgleiter, you hike along the rivers that give the gorge its name. If you would prefer to enjoy the diversity of the Black Forest on one hike, then the Westweg is for you. It takes you from the northern tip of the Black Forest to the very south.
No matter whether you want to spend several days on a long-distance hiking trail or walk the varied landscape in daily stages, in the Black Forest, the motto is “the path is the destination” - and it will certainly enchant you.
The five stages of the Seensteig are a highlight in the Baiersbronn hiking paradise. On the Seensteig you can walk the entire district of Baiersbronn in five days, discovering incomparable landscapes. He was chosen by the German Hiking Association to one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany…
On five stages, the ZweiTälerSteig takes you to the most beautiful and pristine corners of the Elz and Simonswäldertal. The circular route begins and ends at the railway station in Waldkirch, the milestones of the walk are the Kandel, Simonswald, Oberprechtal and Biederbach. The first three days of the…
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The Schluchtensteig leads you on a varied, approximately 118 kilometer long route across the Southern Black Forest nature park. You will wander past thundering waterfalls and through dramatic valley landscapes. In six stages, you can go on this exciting long-distance trail, which requires sure-footedness…
On 83 kilometers, the long-distance hiking trail leads through the valley of the Alb along the lively river. From Albbruck on the Upper Rhine it goes to the roof of the southern Black Forest, the Feldberg and the Herzogenhorn, where the Alb springs. You can hike the route as a sporty variant in three…
The 110-kilometer Premium Hiking Trail was classified for the fourth time by the German Hiking Institute in 2017 and rated according to 34 experience criteria. The Murgleiter has passed this test with flying colors and may therefore also adorn with the name "premium trail". On five stages, you will hike…
The west variant of the Westweg leads you to about 287 kilometers from Pforzheim, the gateway to the Black Forest, to Basel in Switzerland. You cross the highest mountain of all German low mountain ranges, the Feldberg. The route requires sure-footedness and good footwear and you can hike it in twelve…
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