Schwarzwaldhochstrasse attractions

Top Choice National Park in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse

Nationalpark Schwarzwald

An outdoor wonderland of heather-speckled moors, glacial cirque lakes, deep valleys, mountains and near-untouched coniferous forest, the Black Forest National Park is the Schwarzwald at its wildest and untamed best.…
Lake in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse


This glacial cirque lake makes a beautiful splash on a vast tract of forest. Lore has it that a king and nymphs dwell in its inky depths – and indeed the lake is pure Grimms' fairy-tale stuff. You can pedal across i…
Waterfall in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse

Geroldsauer Wasserfälle

Word has it that German composer Brahms and French painter Courbet had a soft spot for these wispy falls, which plunge over mossy boulders into a green pool. The 1.5km walk through forest and along the Grobbach stre…
Mountain in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse


Rising 1007m, Mehliskopf's slopes attract families seeking low-key outdoor adventures. You can whiz downhill year-round on the bob run, picking up speeds of up to 40km/h on its hairpin bends and 360-degree loop, or …
Village in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse


As storybook Black Forest villages go, Ottenhöfen fits the bill nicely with its plethora of lovingly restored watermills (best explored on the 12km Mühlenweg), slender-spired church and farmhouses snuggled among low…
Village in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse


Serene and family-friendly, Kniebis backs onto a terrific landscape for all manner of outdoor activities – from hiking and biking to cross-country skiing and sledding. To cool off in summer, head over to the forest-…
Waterfall in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse

Allerheiligen Wasserfälle

The 90m-high Allerheiligen Wasserfälle spill in silky threads over several cascades. From here, a short round-trip trail leads over bridges and up steps through the wooded gorge to a ruined Gothic abbey – an evocati…
Wildlife Reserve in Schwarzwaldhochstrasse

Wildgehege Breitenbrunnen

If wildlife encounters rank highly on your wish list, factor in a stop at this game reserve to come eye to eye with stags, roe deer and wild boar.