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Founded i. In 1093 by Zähringen Duke Bertold II, as a house monastery and burial place, today's climatic health resort with many desirable facilities was built around the monastery over the centuries.

St. Peter offers you numerous accommodation, relaxation and entertainment options.

Get to know a gem in the Black Forest: the romantic, state-approved climatic health resort of St. Peter. You will feel at home here! It is located in an almost fog-free altitude, the landscape is characterized by the alternation of forest, fields and pastures.
St. Peter has retained its rural character. More than a third of the approximately 2.300 inhabitants live outside, on stately farms that are scattered around and have survived undiminished for many centuries. The double-towered baroque church of the former Benedictine monastery still visibly transmits the climatic health resort. None other than Peter Thumb created this masterful work.

There is probably no better way to relax than hiking; especially in a landscape that offers so much delightful variety: deeply cut into the ridge that goes up to Kandel (1243 m), our local mountain, are the valleys of the Glotter, the Eschbach, the Ibenbach and the Zweribach. The nature reserve around the Zweribach with its rocks, wildly romantic waterfalls and primeval forest stands is particularly impressive: the forest has been declared a “protected forest” and is left to its own devices.

Numerous well-maintained and well-marked hiking trails open up the beauty of the Black Forest landscape to you. One of the Black Forest Association's main routes, the Kandelhöhenweg, leads from Oberkirch over the Kandel through the Sägendobel to St. Peter and on to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Location and arrival

Despite the quiet location away from the main traffic routes, the journey to St. Peter will be easy for you.


From north, south and west:
BAB-A 5 (Frankfurt - Basel) to Freiburg North, about Glottertal to St. Peter (approx. 20 km).

From the east:
BAB-A 81 (Stuttgart - Singen) to Donaueschingen, via B 31 to Hinterzarten, B 500 to Thurner, then country road to St. Peter (approx. 60 km).

By train:
Take the train to Freiburg-Hbf. (20 km), or to Kirchzarten (12 km), continue with bus no.7205 or 7216.

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