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The most beautiful mountains in the Middle Black Forest


The Black Forest is not only known for that Black Forest cake or the Black Forest ham. The mountains also attract nature-loving hikers and winter sports enthusiasts to its numerous skiing and hiking areas. But which mountains can bear the title “Most beautiful mountains in the Black Forest”?


With its 1241 meters, the mountain can rightly be called one of the most legendary mountains in the Black Forest. On the Walpurgis Night in 1981, the upper part of the rock, the so-called Devil's Pulpit, broke off. Since that day the mountain has been nicknamed "The Blocksberg of the Black Forest". When hiking around the mountain, the legends are always brought to life. The witch Kandela tells her stories about the forces that reign on this mountain on steles along the paths.

The Climbing is the Kandel also very popular. Climbing enthusiasts will find routes with different levels of difficulty here. This mountain also offers good starting points for hang-gliders and paragliders. Winter sports enthusiasts get their money's worth in winter. The mountain is transformed into a winter sports paradise with its lifts and trails for cross-country skiing.

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At 1.190 and 1.192 meters, this mountain is the second highest mountain in the municipality. This mountain is a highlight, especially in winter. The Cross-country skiing-Loipen of the Thunerspur lie between the communities of St. Märgen and Breitnau. The trails start on the Thurner Pass, which is 1.030 meters. The Thurner itself is part of the hamlet of Weiler, which is part of the district of the village of St. Märgen, about 8 kilometers away.

From the Thurner Pass you have the option to go up to the Weißtannenhöhe, which is around 1.190 meters and is therefore also the highest point on the trail. This height is a mountain in the high Black Forest between the Thurner and Hinterzarten.

The classic trail leads from the Thurner Pass to this height, around the Doldenbühl and back again. The difference in altitude is 130 meters and the total ascent meters is 260 meters. In addition, there are connections to Hinterzarten with a distance of around 14 kilometers. There is also a connection to the Schonach long-distance skiing trail - Ballon.

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Obereck is after Kandel and the already described Weißtannenhöhe, the third highest mountain in the Middle Black Forest. This mountain is located in the east of the municipality of Simonswald. A sharp-edged ridge culminates at the rounded crest. The mountain is bounded by the valleys of the tributaries Griesbach in the south and Haslachsimonswälder Bach in the north. The mixed forest stock was largely replaced by spruce trees through intensive forestry. The Obereck is accessible through various hiking trails. The path is not particularly well-known, due to the forest cover, the main summit offers neither a really good view nor good conditions for winter sports, which also means that there are only a few downhill slopes and no lifts on this mountain. You can find overnight accommodation in the surrounding districts of Simonswald.


At 1.152 meters, the Rohrhardsberg is the northernmost summit in the north-south direction of the Farnberg Plateau. This plateau lies in the triangle between Elztal, Obersprechtal and Simonswäldertal. The border between the district of Emmendingen and the Schwarzwald-Baar district runs over the summit ridge. On the top there is a 30 meter high radio tower and since 2004 a wind turbine.

In winter, the Farnberg Ridge between Rohrhardsberg and Brend is a popular ski area. In summer, the Black Forest Association's many hiking trails, such as the Zweälersteig, enable extensive hiking tours through the area.

In addition to the highlights already described, there are also numerous rare and sometimes endangered species to discover for plant and animal lovers on Rohrhardsberg and in the surrounding area. The vegetation and animal world is very similar to that of the Black Forest.


At 1.149 meters, this mountain is the highest mountain in the Black Forest holiday region. In good weather conditions, the summit offers a beautiful panoramic view of Feldberg, Schauinsland as well as to the Kandel and further to the Swabian Alb, Alps and Vosges. There are refreshment stops and the Günterfelsen near the observation tower.

The observation tower was built in 1905 by the Black Forest Association. The tower is round and made of granite blocks. You can climb the 17 meter high tower via an external staircase and an internal staircase in the upper area.

The European long-distance hiking trail E1 also leads over the summit, which leads from the North Cape to Sicily, which leads to the Westweg from Pforzheim Basel leads. With good snow conditions, the mountain is a very popular winter sports area and makes the heart beat faster for all winter sports.


At 945 meters, the Brandenkopf is one of the highest mountains in the central Black Forest. The mountain is located in Baden-Württemberg in the municipalities of Oberharmersbach, Fischerbach and Hausach. The summit of the Brandenkopf belongs to the municipality of Oberharmersbach.

The mountain owes its name to a major forest fire in 1730. Before this event, the mountain was called Vernlehenskopf.

Since 1929 there has been a 32 meter high stone observation tower, which offers a wide view of the Black Forest landscape. Before the stone tower was built, there were already wooden predecessors.

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