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Schauinsland Peak

The Black Forest

Looming above Freiburg, the Schauinsland peak (1284m) is topped by a lookout tower commanding fabulous views to the Rhine Valley and Alps, plus walking, cross-country and cycling trails that allow you to capture the scenery from many angles.

A cable car glides to the top in a matter of 20 minutes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Black Forest attractions

1. Steinwasen Park

1.39 MILES

Buried deep in the forest, the nature-focused Steinwasen Park, 7.5km southeast of Schauinsland, is a big hit with families. A trail weaves past animal…

2. Todtnauer Wasserfall

5.27 MILES

Heading south on the Freiburg–Feldberg road, you’ll glimpse the roaring Todtnauer Wasserfall. While the 97m falls are not as high as those in Triberg,…

3. Schwabentor

5.99 MILES

The 13th-century Schwabentor, on the Schwabenring, is a massive city gate with a mural of St George slaying the dragon, and tram tracks running under its…

4. Museum für Neue Kunst


Across the Gewerbekanal from the Altstadt, this gallery highlights 20th-century Expressionist and abstract art, including emotive works by Oskar Kokoschka…

5. Schlossberg

6.01 MILES

The forested Schlossberg dominates Freiburg. Take the footpath opposite the Schwabentor, leading up through sun-dappled woods, or hitch a ride on the…

6. Augustinermuseum

6.08 MILES

Dip into the past as represented by artists working from the Middle Ages to the 19th century at this superb museum in a sensitively modernised monastery…

7. Martinstor

6.13 MILES

One of Freiburg's two surviving medieval town gates.

8. Museum für Stadtgeschichte

6.13 MILES

The sculptor Christian Wentzinger’s baroque townhouse, east of the Historisches Kaufhaus, now shelters this museum, spelling out in artefacts Freiburg’s…