HIking Tour Baden Baden

Baden-Baden Hike

Our Baden-Baden Hike is an unforgettable experience. This hike takes you from the remote mountains of the northern Black Forest to Baden-Baden. You will hike beautiful forest trails to lunch stops at local cabins in the vicinity of the famous High Summit Road ending in the spa town of Baden-Baden. If you want to immerse yourself in the Black Forest and end with a world renowned spa experience, this is the hike for you.


Black Forest

Start / End





11-15 km daily




3 days, 4 days

Baden-Baden Hike

summer, fall
3 days, 4 days

Our Baden-Baden Hike takes you through the northern Black Forest. You can expect a tranquil hike taking you through parts of the remote Black Forest National Park. You will have vistas across the Rhine Valley to the Vosges mountains in France and pass by Lake Mummelsee, as your trails cross over the High Summit Road. Along the trail you’ll visit local Hütte (cabins) each day for food and drinks. In the evening you stay at a 4 star wellness hotel. Your last day brings you to the spa town of Baden-Baden where you have a chance to relax in the world famous thermal baths and visit the ancient world’s most renowned casino.

  • We Handle All The Details and Logistics
  • Luggage Transfer Included
  • Hotels Included
  • Lunch Included
  • 4 days or more
  • add-on more distance if desired
  • Detailed Route Descriptions & Maps
  • We are a phone call away, just in case

The Black Forest National Park

The Black Forest is a vast area covering hundreds of km. But only a small portion of it has been preserved as a National Park. The Black Forest National Park is located between Baden-Baden and the town of Freudenstadt. In this area you really get to see the real unmolested Black Forest, consisting of lush green forests and small trails covering around 10,000 hectares.

We have chosen trails that will take you through the Black Forest National Park, where you might hike for hours without running into another person, while others skirt civilization so you can see Lake Mummelsee and have lunches at an authentic mountain cabin.

You might hike for hours without running into another person

A typical German experience: Stop at a local Hütte for lunch

Germans like to hike. And part of the experience is lunch at a local Hütte (a mountain cabin serving food and drinks). Stop in, have a drink, enjoy some local food. Then hike on. Don’t expect fine dining. A Hütte usually serves hearty traditional German foods that are especially satisfying when hiking all day

And just in case, we provide you with a daily lunch box so you have a back-up plan if hunger sets in and there is no convenient Hütte to stop at.

Hike & Ride

You will be far off the beaten path on our Baden-Baden Hike. Therefore it is necessary that you sometimes take a bus to the trail-head or from the trail to your hotel. But not worries! The bus rides are very scenic and short. We provide you with all details on which bus to take and where to get off. You will not be getting lost. We transfer your luggage while you hike.

This is the only hiking tour we are offering in the remote Black Forest National Park. All our other hiking tours are situated in the more populated Central an Southern part of the Black Forest. Good to Know: If you prefer a less remote experience with a little more city-life, have a look at our hikes in the Freiburg area, where we have some nice Shorter Trails for example.

Town of Baiersbronn: Start your hike in the Gourmet Capital of the World

Your hiking adventure starts in the town of Baiersbronn. Foodies are familiar with the name Baiersbronn. Baiersbronn’s restaurants boast a total of 8 Michelin Stars and they are a must visit on Germany’s fine dining circuit. If food is important to you we recommend to add-on a night in Baiersbronn prior to your hike to experience some of the town’s restaurants.

The Great Spa Town of Baden-Baden is Waiting For You at the End

What better way to end your hike than in an ancient world-renowned mineral hot spring spa?

Baden-Baden is one of the most famous places in The Black Forest. And when it comes to natural hot spring spas and historic casinos, Baden-Baden is one of a handful of stops for the knowledgeable world-traveler.

Baden-Baden is one of the highlights of this hike

Is it for me?

This hike is great for people who prefer moderate hikes and good food. Whereas some of our other hikes put the focus on mingling with locals, our Baden-Baden Hike lets you experience the deep forest. 

Great hike to be combined with some sightseeing (Baden-Baden) at the end.





Arrival Info

  • Arrive in Karlsruhe by train.
  • In Karlsruhe you switch to a regional train which takes you directly to your first hotel in about 1.5 hours. This is an hourly train. No worries – we provide you with all the info on which train to take.


There are many options to eat in town, we are happy to provide recommendations. If food is important to you we recommend to make a reservation at one of the few Michelin Star Gourmet restaurants in town (for example Schwarzwaldstube at Traube Tonbach)


3 star hotel in Baiersbronn (2 nights) 


Elevation Profile Day 1:


Description of your day

  • Morning. Today’s hike is a good start to give you a first impression of the Black Forest. After breakfast you will hop on a bus and a 10 minute bus ride brings you to the trail head. Your first hikes takes you through the National Park – a good opportunity to experience the wild side of the Black Forest. 
  • we provide you with a lunch package
  • at the end of the hike you will have the option to stop in a local Mountain Hütte – the cabin is serving traditional German foods. Enjoy a late lunch or early dinner before you hop on a bus to take you to your hotel which is only 10 minutes away
  • Alternative: Add-on another 6 km and walk back to your hotel
  • Evening. Several restaurants in town to choose from. We provide all info.


  • same hotel as last night




Elevation Profile Day 2:

Regular trail of 11.2 km:


Alternative trail of 14.3 km:

Description of your day

Our trail today is a round-trip of 11 km – a very easy walk. We equip you with a lunch package. Today you also have a chance to stop in a local Hütte serving foods and drinks.

If you are looking for a longer trail we have an alternative trail of 14.3 km.

Getting to your next hotel

No matter which hike you choose, at the end of your hike you hop on a bus which takes you on a scenic ride to the High Summit Road. Within 30 minutes you arrive at your next hotel. No worries about your luggage- it is already waiting for you at your next hotel. We have also included dinner this evening – so you can enjoy your hotel.


4 star Wellness Hotel – on the High Summit Road (1 night)

Elevation Profile Day 3:

Description of your day

Our trail today takes you from the quiet High Summit Road all the way to Lake Mummelsee. On today’s hike you pass by several local Hüttes where you can grab a bite to eat. But no worries – we also equip you with a lunch package.

Don’t let the tourists at Lake Mummelsee irritate you – this is a very popular lake to visit during hiking season. Here you have a chance to have a look at some locally manufactured cuckoo clocks – something every visitor to the Black Forest should at least peak at:)

At the end of the trail you hop on a bus (runs hourly) which takes you to Baden-Baden in 60 minutes.


  • hotel in Baden-Baden (2 nights). Several hotels to choose from, our standard family-run hotel in the heart of town. Or an upgraded 4 star hotel with A/C





Relax Day at the Thermal Baths

Your last day is all about recovering from your hike. Enjoy a few hours at one of the baths in Baden-Baden. Explore town (we provide you with a self-guided walking tour) or go for another hike.


Departure Info

The train station in Baden-Baden is a bit outside of town. You will catch a bus from the town centre to the train station. 


Add-on a night at the beginning.

Your hiking adventure starts in the town of Baiersbronn. Gourmets are familiar with the name Baiersbronn. Baiersbronn’s restaurants boast a total of 10 Michelin Stars and they are a must visit on Germany’s fine dining circuit. If food is important to you we recommend to add-on a night in Baiersbronn to experience some of the restaurants:

  1. If you are lucky and plan it right, you can get a reservation at one of the famous Michelin Star Restaurants in town or 
  2. We offer a 4 course dinner walk through town – within 5 km we organize 4 stops at various restaurants for you. 

Good to Know

Our 4 day/5 night Baden-Baden Hike includes:

  • 5 nights of accommodation in double room with private bathroom (simple hotels or gasthaus) – 2 nights in Baiersbronn, 1 night on the High Summit Road, 2 nights in Baden-Baden
  • 5 breakfast 
  • 3 lunch packages
  • 1 dinner
  • 4 days of  free transportation on local busses and trains
  • luggage transfer between all hotels
  • welcome bag with useful items for your tour (water bottle, etc)
  • Travel to/from the Black Forest 
  • Dinners (we include 1 dinner, all other nights you choose your own restaurant)
  • Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against illness, injury, loss or damage to property and cancellations.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, extra transfers (such as by taxi or when not included in public transport pass).
  • Season. This package  is available from late May to early October

Our Baden Baden Hike is  a 4 days/5 nights package (3 hiking days and 1 rest day in Baden-Baden).

Looking for a shorter adventure? We highly recommend to leave the itinerary as-is. But if you don’t think you need a rest day after your hike we can certainly cut your adventure short by a day. It would then be a a 3 day/4 night pacckage (3 hiking days, no rest day)



Please inquire 

The hotels we include in this package are a combination of smaller and larger hotels.

Night 1 and Night 2 are spent in the town of Baiersbronn. Your are staying in a 3 star hotel -This is not a fancy hotel, but clean and friendly. Our hotel is in walking distance to the train station, surrounded by several restaurants.

  • Our hotel in Baiersbronn does not have A/C

Night 3 is spent in a 4 star wellness hotel on the High Summit Road. The hotel has a restaurant. Dinner is included.

  • Our hotel does have A/C

Night 4 and Night 5 are spent in Baden-Baden. We are working with several hotels here and you have the option between a small family run hotel in a historic buildingor a 4 star hotel 

  • Our family hotel does not have A/C.
  • Our upgraded hotel does have A/C

In regards to rooms:

  • Double Rooms. If you are booking a double room there is one double bed with 2 individual mattresses (not 2 twin beds). If you require separate beds we recommend booking 2 separate rooms. In rare cases twin beds are available, please inquire.
  • Single Rooms. If you are traveling by yourself we charge a single room supplement. You will either be provided with a single room. Or with a double room for single use – based on availability.
  • Upgrades.  Upgrades are possible in Baden-Baden.
  • Bathrooms. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms.
  • Air-Conditioning. Summers can be very warm. Most hotels in Germany do not have air-conditioning. Sometimes hotels can provide a fan for your room. Usually the hotel owners will tell you to sleep with the window open during the night – this is very common in Germany.
  • Elevators. Please note that our hotels sometimes do not have elevators – you will have to walk a flight of stairs to get to your room. 


  • daily lunch package
  • dinner on night 3
  • comfortable walking boots and socks 
  • hiking poles recommended
  • warm and waterproof clothes
  • a day pack is useful
  • rain gear
  • sun glasses, sun hat, sun block
  • tick spray

You will receive detailed route notes and maps from us upon check-in at your first hotel. 

You have a choice between touring with a paper map & route description. Or using our app to navigate during the day (mobile device required, no data plan needed). We will provide you with both options so you always have a back-up



  • Mobile Phone Coverage. Please note that the Black Forest is a mountainous area. Often there is no mobile phone coverage when touring the Black Forest. 
  • Wi-Fi in hotels. All of our hotels have wi-fi but sometimes it can be spotty in your room – depending on the location of your room.
  • If you require constant online access we do NOT recommend touring the Black Forest. Consider staying in a large town like Baden-Baden or Freiburg instead.

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Day 3:

Day 4: Rest Day

Where you will be touring

Baden-Baden Hike

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