Done by Matthias Brandt and Annett Brandt
On Sunday we did a round trip in the northern Black Forest, which is advertised by the community of Baiersbronn as a tour of the Baiersbronn Himmelswege. We opted for the 2-lake tour. The start of the 2-lake-tour (the tour is signposted with the sign of a green dragonfly) is located at the parking chairlift. However, we started in the center of Baiersbronn in the Sankenbachstraße. There you can park for free on Sundays. From here it goes first through the village in the direction of the signposted parking lot of the ski lift. Shortly before the parking lot, it goes to the creek of the Sankenbach to the deer enclosure. Arrived at the edge of the forest, the trail begins to rise slightly and leads past a forest playground on the Sankenbach ford (the small pedestrian bridge is currently closed) to the romantic Sankenbachsee.The Sankenbachsee is one of five Karseen in the municipality of Baiersbronn, which were created during the last and penultimate Ice Age.The route then leads over a natural path and a moderate slope for experienced hikers to the Sankenbach waterfalls. Here rises a steep rock face and lets the Sankenbach fall down as a 40 m high, two-stage waterfall. Between the two waterfall steps runs a bridge. Here you can steer over a slide the water surge of the waterfall. A highlight, not only for children.After this impressive nature experience you can reach the waterfall hut via a path. From here, the trail continues another short uphill to the village Kniebis. Here we follow the home path to the observation deck to Ellbachsee. From the viewing platform you have a great view of the lake and a beautiful view in the direction of Hornisgrinde. From there you can take a short detour in the Kniebishütte. The food and service were very good there.After the refreshment drive back to the viewing platform, which we now leave to the right, and now we are entering the descent to the lake, a narrow section of the path where certain surefootedness is required. The Ellbachsee also invites you to linger with its dark water.From the lake, the route follows the Ellbachtal on wide paths to a fork in the road. Here you have the option to follow the broad path to the left or to choose the "Aberteuerweg", which leads almost 30 m later on a narrow path through the forest. We decided on the adventure. The path requires surefootedness and leads over roots and stones along the mountainside. Finally, the path leads steeply downhill back to the wide path, which we had left at the fork and now follow in the direction of "green Plätzle" again. When we arrived at the Ellbach, the river is called "Good Ellbach", we leave the 2-Seen-Weg and cross the Gut Ellbach over a bridge and follow the river now left side towards Mitteltal. Once in Mitteltal, it is now right again up to the edge of the forest until we come back to the green dragonfly and opens up a beautiful view over Mitteltal. In beautiful viewpoint it is now on the winter side to the view on the Allmandblick and the "Holzweg". A short distance follows the course of this adventure trail to the Heuberghof. Below the Heuberghof we leave again the 2-lake tour to the left and walk to the center of Baiersbronn.
Thank you for the beautiful nature photographs and the detailed description of the tour 😊!
really great tour - Thanks for the nice impressions
Thanks for the very good description. The photos to animate to a Black Forest tour.
Beautiful tour, unfortunately too long for us
Nice tour - I will also save the same. I made my own tour around the Sankenbach waterfalls a few days ago - but this one is better! Your pictures of the Ellbachsee and the viewing platform have seemed familiar to me - just a few weeks ago I wrote the thriller-two-parter "And you're dead!" seen. There the lake serves as a crime scene.
Nice tour and a good inspiration :-)
👍schöne corner selected ..
Nice tour with detailed description and beautiful pictures, also with an eye for detail.
The photos are from both Annett and myself. The specified running speeds agree with me, for whatever reason, never. Both on Saturday and yesterday we were very comfortable on the way or the paths used did not allow a fast gear.
@ Matthias: The speed is not only wrong with you, I've been with Komoot for 6 years :-( I always look at the altitude / speed profile on tours, because you can see well how long each hiked / cycled has been.
Bravo, the description is a stunner, thank you for your effort.