Day Hikes

Germans claim that ‘hiking was invented in the Black Forest‘ in the mid-1800s. We don’t know if that’s really true, but we do know that the Black Forest offers some of the finest hiking in Europe. The length of all trails combined is some 23,000 kilometres. They are ideal for short hikes with the family as well as challenging one-day routes. If you don’t want to worry about reading maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a local guide who takes you on a Black Forest hike. Our hiking guides are experienced locals who know the area like noone else. Many visitors ask if there are any regular scheduled hikes you can join. The answer is no. All my hiking tours are private tours, customized to each persons needs. Since these are private tours we can adjust to your speed and fitness. All you need to worry about is a good pair of hiking boots.

Fairy Tale Walk (Guided)

Starting 2018: Ever wondered where all those fairy tales originated? On our Fairy Tale Walk, your guide will lead you through one of the most mysterious parts of the Black Forest. Listen to true local stories while we show you this wonderful fairy tale land on an easy 2 km walk. More info coming soon, please check back.

Type: Guided Walk

Duration: one day

Distance: 3 km (2 miles)

Difficulty:  easy

Season: May to mid-October

Going Into the Forest (Guided)

Starting 2018: “Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”. In The Black Forest we call it ‘Going Into the Forest‘. This guided walk will open all your senses; breathing in the fresh forest air while walking slowly past water falls. Our guide shows you how to really experience the forest.

Type: Guided Walk

Duration: half day

Distance: 4 km (2.6 miles)

Difficulty:  easy

Season: May to mid-October

Self-Guided Day Hike

With our Self-Guided Day Hike in the Black Forest you receive all the information you need to spend a day exploring the trails. You receive a link to download detailed route descriptions and trail notes with your purchase – you cannot get lost. We provide you with several trail options, you can choose your favorite trail. More info coming soon.

Type: Self-Guided

Duration: one day

Distance: several options

Difficulty:  varies

Season: May to mid-October