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

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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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2015
  • ADAC Wanderf hrer Schwarzwald Wandern mit Kindern
  • 30 avontuurlijke wandelingen met kinderen. Tips voor als het regent. suggesties voor spelletjes ontderweg. spannende verhalen. ADAC Wanderf hrer Schwarzwald Wandern mit Kindern Neben zahlreichen bequemen Wander- und Erlebniswegen locken noch viele weitere Freizeitm glichkeiten und nat rlich auch die gem tlichen Einkehrm glichkeiten und die... Read more
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2015
  • ADAC Wanderf hrer Schwarzwald Wandern mit Kindern
  • 30 avontuurlijke wandelingen met kinderen. Tips voor als het regent. suggesties voor spelletjes ontderweg. spannende verhalen. ADAC Wanderf hrer Schwarzwald Wandern mit Kindern Neben zahlreichen bequemen Wander- und Erlebniswegen locken noch viele weitere Freizeitm glichkeiten und nat rlich auch die gem tlichen Einkehrm glichkeiten und die... Read more
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  • Marco Polo FZK31 Zwarte Woud Noord
  • Een kaart en een reisgids in een handige omslag van stevig plastic, Op de kaart worden bezienswaardigheden aangegeven en heel kort beschreven met een afbeelding erbij, In de gids is de gedetailleerde informatie te vinden, Ook de op de kaart gemarkeerde wandel- en fietstochten worden in de gids beschreven, Door de gebruikte kleuren is alle... Read more
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  • Marco Polo FZK31 Zwarte Woud Noord
  • Een kaart en een reisgids in een handige omslag van stevig plastic, Op de kaart worden bezienswaardigheden aangegeven en heel kort beschreven met een afbeelding erbij, In de gids is de gedetailleerde informatie te vinden, Ook de op de kaart gemarkeerde wandel- en fietstochten worden in de gids beschreven, Door de gebruikte kleuren is alle... Read more
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  • Coast When YA Kin
  • Join me on my bicycle travels in this recollection of my 30 years of long-distance cycling. Climb some of America’s highest mountain ranges, turn the pedals along North America’s coasts and rivers, battle the relentless heat and mosquitoes of the western plains. Don't stop there. Ride the Danube River from Black Forest to Black Sea. Visit the... Read more
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  • Coast When YA Kin
  • Join me on my bicycle travels in this recollection of my 30 years of long-distance cycling. Climb some of America’s highest mountain ranges, turn the pedals along North America’s coasts and rivers, battle the relentless heat and mosquitoes of the western plains. Don't stop there. Ride the Danube River from Black Forest to Black Sea. Visit the... Read more
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2012
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Wandelgids Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Neben den Wäldern zeichnen den Schwarzwald seine offenen Flächen, seine Wiesen und Weiden aus. So abwechslungsreich wie die Landschaft sind... Read more
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2021
  • Wandelgids Schwarzwald Süd Mitte - Zwarte Woud | Rother Bergverlag
  • De Rother wandelgidsen beschrijven zeer goed de wandelingen in specifieke gebieden. In de gids vindt men kaarten, routebeschrijvingen en de nodige praktische informatie om van de wandelingen/trekkings een geslaagde onderneming te maken. Zahlreiche schöne Fern- und Weitwanderwege verlaufen in Deutschlands höchstem Mittelgebirge, dem Schwarzwald.... Read more
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  • Black Forest 2019
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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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  • Freiburg im Breigau / Kaiserstuhl 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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  • Alta Valle del Lamone 22
  • Map No. 22, Alta Valle del Lamone: Alto Appennino Faentino – Anello di Marradi, 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... Read more
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  • Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East
  • Map No. 135, Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East, 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... Read more
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  • Alta Valle del Santerno 23
  • Map No. 22, Alta Valle del Lamone: Alto Appennino Faentino – Anello di Marradi, 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... Read more
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  • Colline di Rimini
  • Map No. 124, Colline di Rimini, 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. This title covers the holiday resorts on the Adriatic coast around Rimini,... Read more
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  • Alta Val Tiberina
  • Map No. 125, Alta Val Tiberina, 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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  • Colline di Forlí
  • Map No. 127, Colline di Forlí, 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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  • Black Forest Rivers Cycling Routes Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Black Forest Rivers Cycling Routes guide from Verlag Esterbauer covering 670kms of cycle routes along the Murg, the Kinzig, the Enz and the Nagold, as well as the Black Forest Panorama route, with maps at 1:75,000 showing the routes and their variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
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  • Riviera Cesenate - San Marino
  • Map No. 128, Riviera Cesenate - San Marino, 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... Read more
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  • Monte Fumaiolo - Monte Comero 18
  • Map No. 18, Monte Fumaiolo - Alto Tevere, 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 numerous... 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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  • Neckar Valley Cycle Route - Source to Mannheim Bikeline Map-Guide
  • Neckar Cycle Route, a 367-km long cycle route from the source of the Neckar in the Black Forest across Stuttgart and Heidelberg to the Rhine at Mannheim, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and... Read more
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