At 1493 m, the Feldberg in the southern Black Forest is the highest mountain in the Black Forest and thus in Baden-Württemberg. The Feldberg is the highest elevation of all German low mountain ranges.
The main peak extends south. The initially gently sloping Seebuck, which also belongs to the Feldberg, rises, from which the Baldenweger Buck branches off in the west. From the Seebuck, the Feldberg drops steeply to the east to the Feldsee. Deeply cut valleys extend to the northwest towards Freiburg (Zastlertal, St. Wilhelmer Tal) and to the southwest Basel (Wiesetal).
Best reached by car and cable car
The Vorberg, called Seebuck, can be reached from the village of Feldberg with a short chair lift. There is a climbable tower on the Seebuck. From there it's about 2 km almost flat to the Feldberg. Private people can only reach the summit on foot.
The cold war is history
The numerous radar systems used by the German, French and US armed forces during the Cold War have now been dismantled. The Feldberg is recognizable today with the old and new television tower and the Bismarck monument on the Seebuck (see above).
Ski area for the whole family
In total, there are almost a dozen ski lifts and slopes on and around the Feldberg. The actual Feldberg summit is outside the ski areas. He offers himself for Cross-country skiing as well as several cross-country trails around the Herzogenhorn opposite the Feldberg.
Most of the Feldberg area has the status of a nature reserve due to its subalpine vegetation. This protected area is the oldest and largest NSG in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Since 2001 it has been looked after by the Nature Conservation Center of the Southern Black Forest in the “House of Nature”.
The Feldberg offers one of the most comprehensive panoramas in Germany, in winter, in inverse weather conditions. In the west, beyond the Upper Rhine Rift, you can see the entire Vosges from Ballon d'Alsace to the Donon and the Odilienberg. Behind it you can occasionally see the southern Palatinate Forest or “Vosges du Nord”. In the north is the Hornisgrinde, in the northeast the whole chain of the Swabian Alb, to the right of it the Hegau volcanoes.
The Alps extend in the south, from the Alpspitze and the Zugspitze in the east over the Allgäu Alps. The Lechquellen Mountains, Ferwall and Silvretta; then in the western Alps of the Alpstein (Säntis), the mountains around the Walensee. Ringelspitz, Glärnisch, Glarner Alps, Piz Gannaretsch, Vierwaldstätter Alps, Urner Alps, Bernese Alps, Grand Combin and Mont Blanc to the Freiburg Alps in the southwest. The Swiss Jura stretches in front of the Western Alps and especially to the right of Mont Blanc, with the Chasseral as the highest point.