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This is how I imagine the typical Black Forest!

Helena Vogel

Day 1

Aim high

The name Hochschwarzwald (High Black Forest) suggests that this region is the highest in the Black Forest. It is also home to the highest mountain in the Black Forest, the Feldberg. Start your holiday with a ride on the Feldberg cable car and get an overview of this beautiful region from the summit. 

One superlative follows another as the journey continues to Todtnau to its eponymous waterfalls, which are the highest natural waterfalls in Germany. After a relaxing walk through the forest with a view of the falls, a stop in Todtnau is a great idea.

Lake Titisee is just as one would imagine the Black Forest and draws the most international tourists. Explore the lake by boat tour, stroll along the lakeside street with its many souvenir shops, and treat yourself to a freshly prepared Black Forest gateau. If that doesn't make you feel like you're in the Black Forest, nothing will!

The many restaurants offer great reasons to enjoy Titisee in the evening. How about a visit to the first cuckoo “parlour” in the Black Forest?

Feldbergbahn, Hochschwarzwald
Feldbergbahn, Hochschwarzwald – © Hochschwarzwald Tourismus GmbH

Day 2

Culture & Beer

The Hochschwarzwald is not only world-famous for its stunning nature, but also its culture. In St. Blasien, appreciate Black Forest architecture by visiting the cathedral. This early classical domed building is the largest of its kind north of the Alps at 36 metres in diameter and 62 metres in height. Truly impressive!

But the natural landscape beckons again. The journey takes us to nearby Menschenschwand. There you can admire the Menschschwander waterfalls, which can be reached by a hike along the Black Forest Geißenpfad gourmet trail. Afterwards, satisfy your rumbling stomach in one of the many restaurants in St. Blasien.

Then, another highlight calls… The world-famous Rothaus beer. The best way to immerse yourself in the world of Zäpfle is with a guided tour of the Rothaus State Brewery in Baden. After this, you will be a real beer connoisseur. Nearby you'll find a Black Forest house, just as you know them from stories and picture books - the Heimatmuseum Hüsli. With its low-pitched roof, cosy rooms with painted ceilings, doors, cupboards, and tiled stoves, the Hüsli is an architectural work of art to be enjoyed by visitors.

A hearty, typical regional dinner awaits guests at the Rothaus Brewery Inn. Here, beer is not only served as a drink, but is also used in the dishes themselves. One example of this is the Black Forest beer cream schnitzel.

Badische Brauerei Rothaus, Hochschwarzwald
Badische Brauerei Rothaus, Hochschwarzwald – © Hochschwarzwald Tourismus GmbH

Day 3

Active & Relaxation

The final day in the Hochschwarzwald is all about active relaxation. The entrance to the Ravenna Gorge is directly behind the railway viaduct of the same name. The name for this narrow valley in the Höllental is said to come from the French, "La ravine " (the gorge). It is cool and shady, with rushing water and close rock walls. It is impossible not to completely switch off here.

At the end of the gorge is the beautiful village of Hinterzarten, which is perfect for a long lunch.

Just one town away, immerse yourself in a tropical paradise in the middle of the Black Forest at Badeparadies Schwarzwald. Be it relaxation or something active, there is something for everyone. In the Palm Oasis you will feel like you're in the Caribbean beneath more than 300 palm trees, and in the sauna at the Palais Vital wellness oasis you can switch off from everyday life. In the Galaxy area, children and adults can dive into a waterslide universe that is out of this world.

Heimatpfad-Hochschwarzwald
nachhaltig durch den Schwarzwald

Also available in the Hochschwarzwald: the KONUS guest card – your card for easy travel by bus and train throughout the Black Forest.

KONUS benefits