What is the Schlühüwanapfad Grafenhausen?
The Nature discovery trail Schlühüwanapfad Grafenhausen is located in the middle of the idyllic Schlueche Lake and the Rothaus brewery. This 2,6 kilometer circular route leads past various beautiful sculptures and stations where children in particular can explore nature with curiosity. The sculptures located here were created from the remains of trees from Hurricane Lothar in 1999 by the carver Herbert Hofmeier.
At the entrance to the hiking trail, visitors are greeted by a snake and funny gnomes. Right at the beginning, children in particular can feel the landscape with their feet on the barefoot path and then let the forest xylophone sound. The visitors pass many other stations here where they can explore the nature of the Black Forest.
A wooden squirrel shows the way to the next sections at the junction, which test the children's senses and skills. In the animal jumping pit, the jumping power can be compared with that of the animal inhabitants of the forest. After the interesting test of strength, the tree phone awaits the visitors. You can hear who is on the other end of this line here. From here on, the families in particular have to go on rather quietly, because the path leads directly into the forest so that with luck they can see and observe the awesome residents. The hiking tour can be extended around the Schlüchtsee. On this way, visitors will also find the “water” station and it quickly becomes a tingling pleasure. Then they stop by the insect hotel and see who lives here. Finally, they can listen to the voices of the animals at the place of silence before they head back to the exit.
The Schluchtsee on the way
At the end of the Schlüchtsee, hikers come to the Schlüchtseehof and, after the Schlüchtseehof, follow the Schlucht, that promenade path and forest nature trail to Grafenhausen. There the visitors cross the Rathausplatz as well as the Schaffhauser Straße and marvel at the sculptures in the beautiful spa park, turn left into the Mühlenweg and then meander along the promenade along beautiful pastures and the small forest down to the Tannenmühlenweg, on which they go to Reach Gasthof Tannenmühle.
Visitors can also take a longer break here, as there is a lot to discover here. This also includes the beautiful mill museum and the large mill wheel that is still turning. There are also many animals waiting for me to feed and lots of petting from the visitors and the water playground is really fun, especially in warm weather. The ride-on excavators and the tractors are often manned, but with patience, visitors can dig and have fun here.
Mythical creatures and fairy tale characters on the adventure trail
Families venture into the interesting world full of mythical creatures and fairy tale characters on the Schlühüwana nature trail in Grafenhausen. Along the path, children and parents in particular learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the Black Forest in a playful way. They are also encouraged to try things out and participate.
The children and parents alike begin the 1,7 kilometer circular route at the entrance to the “Hüsli” local history museum in the beautiful town of Grafenhausen. From here you hike on natural paths into the nature reserve up to the Schlüchtsee. From here families hike with the children to the Hüsli and back to the exit.
On the way to the side of the Schlühüwana path, families also pass a barefoot path and try a forest xylophone. At the amusing animal long jump pit, visitors with children can measure the arts with those of the forest animals. The children find a cave tree here and walk along the famous Prisch path. This and more can be found here for families to discover and explore.