Schwarzwald

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The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, is named after the huge firs that cover vast contiguous areas. If you don't like pine, then the Black Forest might not be the best destination for you. The west of Germany's most impressive mountain range – next to the Alps - is the most forested. Here you will find the highest tops and the best views. Highest mountain is the Feldberg, 1493m. The Westweg links the best parts together.

To the east, the terrain become flatter, and there is more alternation with farmland. The Ostweg introduces you to this lesser known part of the Black Forest. Here you will walk closer to the Danube than to the Rhine, and the views extend to the Swabian Jura.

Above we already mentioned two of the most famous hiking trails: the Westweg, founded in 1900, and the Ostweg. In between is the Mittelweg. All three long distance paths start in Pforzheim and fan southward to finish at river Rhine near the Swiss border.

There are also about 20 other fantastic long distance footpaths. These follow beautiful valleys, have certain themes, or cross the mountains from west to east. The best place to start your search for information is the website of the Schwarzwaldvereins.

Day hikers will be happy too. Everywhere they will find well documented and marked hiking trails.

Tourism – including walking tourism - has a long history in the Black Forest. Hotels and Gasthäuser have been in existence for often more than a century, handed over from one generation to the next. In every village and on every mountain you'll find something, usually opan all year. There are also some 30 Wanderheime, uncostly and pleasant accommodations.

Trails in this region

Books

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  • Twelve Nights
  • Discover this beautiful winter gem of a novella that makes the perfect stocking filler this Christmas.`I may have been gone a long time, but I`m no stranger...` Manfred walks alone through a snowy valley, surrounded by his memories, on a pilgrimage of sorts to his childhood home. He`s been estranged from his brother Sebastian for decades, ever... Read more
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  • DK Eyewitness Road Trips Germany
  • With its scenic towns, romantic medieval cities and evocative landscapes, Germany is the perfect destination for a leisurely road trip. It`s yours to explore with Road Trips Germany, our redesigned and newly updated guide containing 24 drives across the country, from the winding Baltic Coast to the remote valleys of the Black Forest. Packed... Read more
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  • Black Forest: Triberg 35K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 40
  • Black Forest: Triberg area at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval varies from 10m... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Join in the festivities at Munich's Oktoberfest, step into the Schloss Neuschwanstein fairytale castle, or hike among... Read more
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2016
  • Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Join in the festivities at Munich's Oktoberfest, step into the Schloss Neuschwanstein fairytale castle, or hike among... Read more
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  • Deutschlands H Chste Gipfel
  • In Deutschland kennt jeder Feldberg, Brocken und Zugspitze. Aber wo liegt das ''Land der 10 Tausender'', und wie heißt der höchste Berg Brandenburgs? Was sind Fuchskaute und Entenbühl, liegt der Schwarzwälder Hochwald im Schwarzwald, und was muss man sich unter der Großen Blöße vorstellen? Alle Antworten finden sich in diesem Buch, in dem nicht... Read more
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  • Deutschlands H Chste Gipfel
  • In Deutschland kennt jeder Feldberg, Brocken und Zugspitze. Aber wo liegt das ''Land der 10 Tausender'', und wie heißt der höchste Berg Brandenburgs? Was sind Fuchskaute und Entenbühl, liegt der Schwarzwälder Hochwald im Schwarzwald, und was muss man sich unter der Großen Blöße vorstellen? Alle Antworten finden sich in diesem Buch, in dem nicht... Read more
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  • Journey Through the Black Forest
  • Dark woods, fertile meadows, gushing streams, and romantic gorges represent the diverse scenery of Germany’s Black Forest in this travel companion. The region is illustrated as a place where ancient traditions have been carefully preserved on lonely farmsteads, in traditional costumes, and during the traditional Alemannic carnival. The... Read more
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  • Journey Through the Black Forest
  • Dark woods, fertile meadows, gushing streams, and romantic gorges represent the diverse scenery of Germany’s Black Forest in this travel companion. The region is illustrated as a place where ancient traditions have been carefully preserved on lonely farmsteads, in traditional costumes, and during the traditional Alemannic carnival. The... Read more
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2014
  • ANWB actief & anders - Zwarte Woud
  • ANWB Actief onderscheidt zich van andere reisgidsen door 30 dagtochten. Bij elke dagtocht worden de moeilijkheidsgraad, duur, lengte en horeca vermeld. Alle tochten zijn voorzien van duidelijke, gedetailleerde kaarten. Bovendien kunnen van alle wandel- en fietsroutes GPS-tracks worden gedownload. De beginpunten van de routes zijn voorzien van... Read more
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2014
  • ANWB actief & anders - Zwarte Woud
  • ANWB Actief onderscheidt zich van andere reisgidsen door 30 dagtochten. Bij elke dagtocht worden de moeilijkheidsgraad, duur, lengte en horeca vermeld. Alle tochten zijn voorzien van duidelijke, gedetailleerde kaarten. Bovendien kunnen van alle wandel- en fietsroutes GPS-tracks worden gedownload. De beginpunten van de routes zijn voorzien van... Read more
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  • WF5415 Hochschwarzwald, Rund um den Feldberg Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch . nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung . übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen . XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick . aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung . persönliche Empfehlungen der AutorenDe Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van... Read more
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  • WF5415 Hochschwarzwald, Rund um den Feldberg Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch . nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung . übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen . XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick . aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung . persönliche Empfehlungen der AutorenDe Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van... Read more
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2017
  • Wandelgids 411 Kautokeino - Nordkap E1 | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn wat beperkt. Duits. Die 330 km lange Wanderung auf dem E1 von Kautokeino zum Nordkap ist ein unvergessliches Wanderabenteuer. In 15 Etappen laufen Sie durch die Wildnis Nordnorwegens und überqueren die... Read more
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  • Germany. eyewitness travel guide -2003
  • This volume in the award-winning Eyewitness series shows Germany at its best, from the Baltic Sea to the Romantic Rhine to the Black Forest. Visit the world-class cities of Berlin and Munich with the help of 3-D aerial maps, floorplans of the best museums, cutaways of historic buildings. Make the most of the beautiful countryside with the help... Read more
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  • Germany. eyewitness travel guide -2003
  • This volume in the award-winning Eyewitness series shows Germany at its best, from the Baltic Sea to the Romantic Rhine to the Black Forest. Visit the world-class cities of Berlin and Munich with the help of 3-D aerial maps, floorplans of the best museums, cutaways of historic buildings. Make the most of the beautiful countryside with the help... Read more
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  • Freiburg im Breigau / Kaiserstuhl 25 2021
  • Black Forest: Freiburg im Breisgau - Kaiserstuhl area at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Read more
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  • Black Forest 52 2019
  • Black Forest - Pforzheim - Baden-Baden area at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
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  • Black Forest - Pforzheim - Baden-Baden K+F Outdoor Map 52
  • Black Forest - Pforzheim - Baden-Baden area at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 52 Outdoorkarte Schwarzwald - Zwarte Woud | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Black Forest - Pforzheim - Baden-Baden area at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour interval... Read more
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  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen - Kinzigtal
  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen – Kinzigtal area of central Black Forest on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive... Read more
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  • Alta Val Marecchia
  • Map No. 126, Alta Val Marecchia, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
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  • Bagno di Romagna Monti Editore 19
  • Map No. 19, Bagno di Romagna, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.The maps have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and numerous Map in this series have... Read more
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  • Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone
  • Map No. 16, Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
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  • Middle Black Forest - Strasbourg
  • Black Forest Middle – Strasbourg on a waterproof, tear-resistant, GPS compatible cycling map at 1:75,000 from the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club - the official German cycling federation), in a series of maps with extensive overprint for long-distance and local cycling routes. GPS waypoints, route profiles, details of online links for... Read more
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  • Black Forest Complete 4-Map Set Kompass 888
  • The whole of the Black Forest on a set of four double-sided, GPS compatible and contoured maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. Coverage extends from Ratstatt and Pforzheim north of Baden-Baden to Basel and the east/west section of the Rhine.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS:... Read more
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  • Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria
  • Map No. 122, Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at... Read more
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  • Foreste Casentinesi NP Monti Editore 20
  • Map No. 20, Foreste Casentinesi: Campigna, Camaldoli, Chiusi dell Verna, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with... Read more
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  • Monti Sibillini National Park Edizioni Multigraphic 60/61
  • Monti Sibillini National Park at 1:25,000 on a double-sided contoured map from Edizioni Multigraphic highlighting local waymarked hiking routes including the GAS – Grand Anello dei Sibilini, the circular tour around the mountains.The map has contours at 25m intervals with colouring for woodlands. Waymarked routes are highlighted and annotated... Read more
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  • Black Forest South Kompass 2-Map Set 887
  • The southern part of the Black Forest on a set of two double-sided, GPS compatible maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc. Coverage extends from Teningen south to Basel and the Rhine and includes Freiburg and the Naturpark Schwarzwald – the most visited part of the Black Forest. ... Read more
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  • Alpe della Luna 17
  • Map No. 16, Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
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  • Southern Black Forest Cycle Tour (240km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Southern Black Forest Cycle Tour, a 240-km long route around the Black Forest Nature Park starting in Freiburg and including Titsee, Waldshut-Tiengen, Basel and the German bank of the Rhine, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols,... Read more
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