Titisee in the southern Black Forest
Titisee in the southern Black Forest

Exclusive bathing fun in the Black Forest


The Black Forest is not only known for its romantic hiking trails, its fantastically beautiful nature and regional specialties, but it is also an Eldorado for all water lovers. The traveler can expect exclusive experiences, because bathing in the Black Forest is often very different than in other regions of Germany.

A special kind of swimming pool

Admittedly, at first glance, most of the swimming pools in the Black Forest look like ordinary bathing establishments. In the morning, the lifeguard unlocks the door and welcomes the guests, who are soon frolicking in the pools filled with clear water. In the evening he pulls pool robot its laps, as is the case in many private swimming pools around the world. Nevertheless, a holiday in the Black Forest offers the chance to bathe in a more exclusive way than anywhere else.

In Baden-Baden, for example, the healing water bubbles up from twelve springs and ends up in the Caracalla Therme at a pleasant temperature. The springs are around 2 meters deep, have a maximum temperature of 000 degrees and are enriched with valuable minerals.

The Friedrichsbad, built in the Renaissance style, has been one of the landmarks of Baden-Baden for over 140 years. In the thermal bath Vita Classica in Bad Krozingen there is a special pool with beautiful underwater music.

The Keidel mineral thermal baths in Freiburg also have their own spring. Just in and around Fribourg the Black Forest vacationer can bathe wonderfully and relax in the warm water.

In the Cassiopeia Therme in Badenweiler, guests can enjoy themselves nude in the Roman-Irish bath, following an ancient tradition. The thermal baths are fed from the artesian spring and have a balanced mineralization. The ruins of one of the largest thermal baths from Roman times still exist in the idyllic town of Badenweiler. One of the special features is the Radon Revital bath in Menzenschwand. The indoor and outdoor pools are filled with fluoridated medicinal water. This flows from the Barbara spring in Krunkelbachtal.

Cassiopeia thermal baths
Cassiopeia thermal baths

Natural bathing lakes in the Black Forest

If you want to swim on holiday in the Black Forest, you will find a variety of options. Waiting for the visitor Thermal baths, leisure pools, but also idyllic lakes with excellent water quality. The largest natural lake in the Black Forest is Lake Titisee, which offers water sports enthusiasts the opportunity for stand-up paddling and boating. Excursion boats sail regularly across the crystal-clear lake. In addition, there are numerous insider tips for bathing enthusiasts in the Black Forest. For example, what sounds like a place in Asia is a loud, roaring waterfall with a small bathing area. The walker can reach the Krai-Woog-Gumpen as part of a moor hike.

In the Isteiner Schillen you can bathe in small rock pools in fresh Rhine water. The Waldenecksee is located near Baden-Baden on a quarry floor of a former quarry. This idyllic piece of earth has often served as a mystical film backdrop for filming. The naturist area is popular with nudists.

Near the Feldberg is the approximately 61 meter deep Schluchsee. Sandy and pebbly beaches and bays invite you to sunbathe. There is a special family area in the southeast of the lake. A Insider tip in the Black Forest is also the quarry pond Fohlengarten near the French border. Here you can rent small gardens with barbecue areas. The Weingarten quarry lake is located on the slopes of the Ungeheuerklamm. In the south of the lake, a fine sandy beach and a large sunbathing lawn await guests who are looking for peace and quiet. Lake Ferma is particularly beautiful with its small bathing beach and the many natural retreats for protected plant and animal species.

Images courtesy of Photo by Iizzy29 on Pixabay and Cassiopeia Therme
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