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Children's hiking trails in the Black Forest
Children's hiking trails in the Black Forest

Children's hiking trails in the Black Forest

High mountains like that Feldberg, magical ravines and mysterious forests form the splendid Black Forest on the border with the Alps, the sun-shining Rhine Valley and the French Vosges and in the east the cozy Swabian region. Far away from the big centers, there are surprising secrets, historical buildings and a self-confident rural culture to discover. Many fairy tales and legends like that of the cold heart or the delightful story of the little sailor in Glaswaldsee can be told on hikes. The air is intoxicatingly pure and you can stop for an authentic stop anywhere along the way. The Black Forest is like a large adventure park for the whole family.

Children's hiking trails in the Black Forest

The Black Forest Tourism has helped with a lot of love and know-how to create hiking trails especially for children in the entire low mountain range. Depending on the age of the children, the paths can be hiked in a short time of two to three hours or on longer tours. Entertaining and educational stations along the way tell of the fairy tales and legends of the forests or the wonders of the local nature. Fantastic views over the country and mysterious forest paths alternate. The paths are not strenuous to walk and are mostly suitable for prams.

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Children's hiking trails
Boetzingen
At the playground in Erlenschachenwald is the starting point for the 2 km long Bötzinger forest adventure trail for groups, school classes or families with children. All the way
Kandern
Going on a voyage of discovery with the whole family, the Kandern forest adventure trail is the ideal excursion destination. With a mixture of interesting information about ours
Boetzingen
What can I experience with my children in the Schambachtal? There are all kinds of things to discover on the adventure trail. For example, a dry stone wall is
Hornberg
An adventure trail with a fun factor! The Hornberger-Schießen-Weg is located in the Black Forest Middle / North Nature Park. This tour is a special experience for children with lots of fun and games.
Haslach in the Kinzigtal
On the idyllic Haslach Forest Adventure Trail, children can experience the nature of the Black Forest up close. Eight adventure stations along the route ensure fun and games for the
Forbach / Bermersbach
The Glücksweg in Murgtal is an adventure trail in the northern Black Forest. New discoveries and experiences can always be taken with you on the way. In addition, the Glücksweg offers
Schuttertal
In Schuttertal, children can look forward to many stations on the forest play path to romp, play and climb. The forest play path extends over a length of about
Houses
Even the children enjoy hiking on the wild animal trails in houses. The adventure trail brings out the animal world for both children and adults
Bad Griesbach
Go on vacation or an excursion in the Black Forest, not at home but in a local environment with forest and water. The stalking path meanders along the
Hausach
In the Kinzigtal holiday region, the adventure path in Hausach offers fun and games for children. There are 20 adventure stations on the adventure trail on a 3
Gengenbach
We all know the robber from our childhood days. Probably the most famous robber of all time lives in Gengenbach-Strohbach on the nature discovery trail. This is in
Lenzkirch
Get to know Kucky's bird world in Lenzkirch on adventurous paths with your family. Variety and fun are guaranteed. In Kucky's bird world we are accompanied by
Dead moss
We're talking about a great children's trail for young and old. The perfect place to get the pulse of nature again as a family
Simonswald
The Schlawinerweg in the Simonswald is a family-friendly hiking trail in the Black Forest. The families set out to find Simon's hat and go
Simonswald
The children's hiking trail “Simon's Wunderfitzpfad” is very family-friendly, but unfortunately not suitable for prams. He also offers some places to stop for a break. The level of difficulty of the round tour is of course individual,
Yours
This tour on the Kaiserstuhl is very family-friendly and promising. You can also marvel at some geological, botanical and faunal highlights. From vineyards to
Baiersbronn
The Baiersbronner Holzweg is a 2,2 kilometer long circular route. Families can then share their knowledge about the precious raw material wood there
Hinterzarten
When you visit the nature adventure trail, you and your family will experience nature with all your senses. The entire path is 4 km long. You should for
Seelbach
Educational fun for the whole family As a child you also dreamed of experiencing life as a damsel or a knight
Unterkirnach
Brief overview: Length: 4,2 km Duration: ~ 2 hours Opening times: May to October (depending on weather conditions) Tour with interactive stations particularly suitable for
Höchenschwand
The adventure trail for the whole family is 3,9 km long and comprises 88 m. The path is not suitable for pushchairs. The friendly wolf mascot "Lupus" accompanies you
Hornisgrinde
The popular circular hiking trail offers its visitors an insight into the world of the high moor area and its unique flora and fauna. The Hornisgrinde with just under 1.170
Kappelrodeck
A very exciting and instructive hike takes those interested in the middle of the northern Black Forest to Kappelroddeck. According to a legend from 1356, it was drifting there
Oberharmersbach
The almost 2 kilometer long “Hademar Waldwichtel” nature trail in Oberhamersbach has various stations ready and is open around the clock. Overall it includes
Grafenhausen
What is the Schlühüwanapfad Grafenhausen? The Schlühüwanapfad Grafenhausen nature discovery trail is located in the middle of the idyllic Schlueche Lake and the Rothaus brewery. This 2,6 kilometer circular route leads
Feldberg
On the way on the Wichtelpfad in the capercaillie forest In an enchanted forest high up on the Feldberg lives Velt, the Feldbergwichtel with his friends: Massive, the
Todtnau
The magic path on the Hasenhorn was created especially for the young and young at heart. The path is based on a book by the Todtnauer Sabine
Rötenbach
There is a lot to discover for young and old on the Rötenbacher Ant Trail. The starting point of the children's hiking trail is the Hardt hiking car park. From there it goes
Bernau
The magic forest path leads 2,5km through the Taubermoos in Bernau. The narrow paths lead over roots and stones past bog brooks, mosses, ferns and wild berries
Baiersbronn
On Boxing Day 1999, hurricane Lothar raged and left large parts of the Black Forest in a snow of devastation. On the Schwarzwaldhochstraße (B500) in

Enjoyment experiences at Freudenstadt

Such paths can be found in the foothills of the Black Forest in the north as well as in the Black Forest and in the sunny south. We have selected a few examples here for families with young children. In the far north of Freudenstadt, the Giant Fir Gourmet Path beckons. It starts at the Teuchelwald forest car park. Giant firs watch along the way, including the largest fir in the Black Forest on a small detour (approx. 1 kilometer). These trees were previously rafted to Rotterdam on the Rhine. This real Black Forest trail lets you experience the magic of the forest and is more suitable for families with slightly older children. The Kienberg offers some hiking pleasure:

    • Miniature golf
    • Treading water
    • Swings
    • Waldcafé Teuchelwald.

The Achertal in the northern Black Forest

In the far north, on the edge of the Black Forest National Park, the Achertal meanders from the Upper Rhine Plain to the highest point of the Black Forest, the Hornisgrinde, with views far over mountains and valleys. The winner of the state competition for family holidays, the National park-Community of Seebach. More than 100 children's events are offered here every year. The nature at the foothills of the not too steeply rising Black Forest offers many beautiful family hikes, often with a view over the Rhine valley.

A hike in the Achertal to the Dasenstein Hex

Just south of Saasbachwalden, with its gourmet culture and a stunning view of the Rhine Valley, the Dasenstein Hex is waiting for visitors from young to old in the red wine village of Kappelrodeck. The approximately three-hour hiking trail with views to Strasbourg Cathedral starts at the Schützenhaus. It is suitable for children and strollers. Hikers can log in at hotspots along the path leading through forests and vineyards. The story of the little witch is experienced in multimedia, great fun for children. You can rest at the Dasensteinhütte right next to the rock. Older visitors can enjoy wine tasting in the wine cellar of the same name. It is located in Kappelrodeck and is one of the 100 best companies in Germany.

From Seebach to the Mummelsee

The shines between the dark fir trees up on the Black Forest High Road Mummelsee like a dark gem with a cozy hotel on the shore. A family hiking trail of no more than 30 minutes leads from the Mummelsee, the Grindenpfad, high on the mountain with no steep incline, during which the dark saga of the virgin from Mummelsee is told. An observation tower is climbed on the Hornisgrinde, which rewards you with fairytale views over mountains and valleys. After returning to the Mummelsee there are real ones in the hotel Black Forest cake.

The magic land on the Kinzig near Loßburg

At the Lossburg open-air pool, a path leads into the magical land of the Kinzig, which extends into the Rhine through the Black Forest. The path is around 2 kilometers long, suitable for prams and also leads back to Loßburg as a 4-kilometer circular route. Winni, the water drop girl, tells the exciting story of many water drops. It is good to have a change of clothes for the water playground. Tree houses and witch houses are safely climbed using rope ladders. At the end of the path, the sky ladder leads directly into the sky of the pine summit.

The Horneradsch forest adventure trail near Todtnau in the Upper Black Forest

 

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Further to the south, the peaks of the Black Forest rule with their deep forests. Between Feldberg and Ballon the city is picturesquely located Todtnau with magnificent church buildings and authentic village streets. In Todtnauberg, a little to the north, not far from the waterfalls there, the mountain troll Horneradsch invites you to a nature adventure trail with wondrous attractions along the way:

    • insects hotels
    • Tree phones
    • Sensing stations
    • a playground
    • Rest hut and Black Forest ham.

The graveled hiking trails along the little ascending path around the Todtnauberger Horn are easy to hike, but not ideal for prams. The route takes around an hour without a break. In winter, Todtnau Tourismus provides information on daily groomed paths into the winter wonderland.

On the trail of the Wichtelmann in Hinterzarten

Between the Feldberg and Titisee-Neustadt is the home of the Upper Black Forest town of Hinterzarten. The first 1,5 kilometers of the nature trail there are also suitable for prams. After returning, the ice cream parlor at the start and finish point in the center of Hinterzarten offers a refreshing ice cream. There is an obstacle course for the little ones. The path provides conversations with nature via a tree telephone, a Kneipp water treading facility, a willow tunnel and a barefoot course. In the second part, a male wood elf is pursued into the forest. Many animals can be observed at the eagle pond. Take a picnic with you for a break at the eagle pond!

Interactive museum and wooden friends near Schluchsee

There is a lot of fun in Grafenhausen, southwest of the beautiful Schluchsee. The Schlühüwanapfad attracts visitors there, which is nothing more than an abbreviation for “Schlüchtsee-Hüsli-Wald-Natur-Park”. You park at the Rothaus Tourist Information Office, then you start. The path is lined with imaginative wooden figures that accompany you on your way through barefoot paths and past tree telephones and a forest xylophone. The path is suitable for strollers and takes about 2 hours. If you still have strength, you can take a detour via the outdoor pool on Schluchsee and enjoy the fresh water there. In Grafenhausen you will learn a lot about black culture and nature in a sensual and exciting way. Children's backpacks are lent at the tourist office.

A farmer's path on Lake Constance

In the far south the mountains border on Lake Constance, on whose northern bank Kressbronn beckons to rural experiences. The path starts in the Berg district and leads to the Straussner Halde. From there there is a stunning view over the lake and the Austrian and Swiss Alps to the Säntis. Along the way, sensually designed stations provide information about hops, wine, berries, fruit, forests, cattle and dairy farming. For a change, there is play and climbing equipment for the children. 300 meters from the path there is a fun labyrinth in the maize field near Nitzenweiler. The walk takes about 1,5 hours and is suitable for strollers.

Enjoy hiking over hills and through forests in the western Black Forest

To the north of Freiburg and Emmendingen, the beautiful Black Forest town of Freiamt rests in the midst of romantic hills. In winter the snow enchants the village, in spring it blooms and in autumn the colors orange and brown come into their own. Hiking is fun for families in the hilly environment with little incline. At 18 stations, the Freiamt forest adventure trail also provides information about the wonders of the Black Forest's nature in its own forest herb garden and on the way over the Rollberg. Other stations offer fire pits, a forest playground, a beekeeping, a high seat and a historic charcoal burner place. The path measures 2,5 kilometers and is suitable for prams.

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Kappelrodeck
A very exciting and instructive hike takes those interested in the middle of the northern Black Forest to Kappelroddeck. According to a legend from 1356, it was drifting there
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