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Recommended by 140 out of 146 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord


  • Kauai

    The path over the Katzenkopf is a small, but all the more beautiful connection between Mummelsee and Hornisgrinde.
    You can balance over boulders or watch paragliders at the start.

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    • January 28, 2018

  • M a r c u s 🥾

    One of the most beautiful views Hornisgrinde has to offer.

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    • July 3, 2019

  • Pittsen

    Wonderful ways, wonderful view! Absolute highlight in the Hornisgrinde area.

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    • June 15, 2017

  • kurbeltreter

    The access to this beautiful viewpoint is not easy to find. But once you've found the rocky place, everyone will be amazed. Paragliders also start from the cat's head.
    The eastern approach is flat, but you have to be careful not to lose the barely recognizable path.
    The western approach is very steep and rocky (sure-footedness required)

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Björn

    You can actually always enjoy a great view of the distance along this hiking trail. In good weather, even as far as France

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    • September 21, 2020

  • Fabi

    Great place to rest, away from the busy hiking trail. Approx. From time to time, paragliders also start 50 meters away

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    • July 30, 2020

  • Belo1986

    Nice view from the Katzenkopf to the Achertal

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    • August 3, 2020

  • haertera

    Fantastic place with beautiful sandstone blocks. The rocky path over here is just beautiful and then there's this view.

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    • January 8, 2021

  • PyrenäenTomTom

    Great extra loop off the marked path. A real highlight below the Hornisgrinde.

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    • July 22, 2021

  • Jörg

    Secluded from the main trail and wonderful views. You have to find the entrance and above all the way back.

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    • June 6, 2022

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Location: Achern, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation1,120 m

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