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Bad Griesbach stalking path

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Location: Bad Griesbach
Track length: 1 km
Ascent: 40m
Descent: 40m
Suitable for prams: no
Starting point: Weiherplatz hiking car park

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 approximately 1 kilometer long hiking trail near the Weiherplatz in Bad Griesbach. Here children and adults can discover the local flora and fauna up close. The explanatory boards convey the habitat of the forest dwellers who live here in a child-friendly manner.

The stalking path flyer from the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office simply answers questions about the flora and fauna in the Black Forest. Go on an exciting hunt for clues with the children on the discovery of the stalking path.

A short only 1 km long but entertaining one Family Hike through the Bad Griesbach stalking path and the fascinating Black Forest landscape. Find the forest dwellers hidden there with the children! There are also many other fun stations to discover along the way, such as the humming stone.

The start and the directions!

The entrance to the Bad Griesbach stalking path is directly at the “Weiherplatz” car park. Here it goes past the information board, right a few meters downhill and there is the first signpost for the stalking path. Go right and follow the path until you have to cross a small stream.

Then the narrow path on the right goes straight into the forest. You cross some wooden walkways up to a large tree staircase. These tree stairs must now be climbed carefully and carefully. Along wild blueberry bushes, you reach a tree throne and have to overcome a small incline. A climbing rope helps to get up the last little piece.

Once at the top, you will come to a wide forest path, which you continue to the left at the junction. Leave the forest path here and follow the signpost on the path that meanders downhill through the forest. You will soon meet the stream on the right. The shady path continues over a small incline. At a point on the brook laid out with large red sandstones ¨You can safely cross the water even with small children.

Arrived on the other side of the stream, it goes slightly downhill through the forest to a fork.
Keep to the right here and stay on the wide forest path until a very narrow path is hidden on the left, which leads downwards over tree roots to the pond and back to the starting point.

The highest point of the hike is 675 meters. Sturdy shoes are recommended, as the hiking trail also crosses a stream and it can be slippery in the forest. When it is warm in summer, everyone can put their feet in the cool stream. The forest path is also ideal for picnicking in the shady forest!

Is the path suitable for strollers?

You cannot get on this trail with a stroller. If you would like to take smaller children with you, a backpack can be borrowed from the tourist information.

Lending options for the path?

The tourist information has ready for inquisitive little adventurers to borrow discovery vests with discovery material, such as magnifying glasses or landing nets! A back carrier can be borrowed for small siblings.

At the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office you will receive a personal discovery diploma as a souvenir of your visit to the Bad Griesbach stalking path! The discovery pass promises even more adventure when visiting the stalking path! Once all the tasks and puzzles have been solved, you will receive an award at the tourist information! Recommended for children from 4 to around 10 years.


Free parking spaces are available at the Weiherplatz hiking car park.

Arrival by car!

On the B28 from the direction of Bad Peterstal, drive to the end of the town of Bad Griesbach. Between the hotels “Kimmig” and “Adlerbad” turn into “Wilde Rench” after 3,5 km straight from the direction of Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen, turn left and drive onto the gravel path to Weiherplatz. Or the B28 coming from the direction of Freudenstadt at the beginning of Bad Griesbach, turn between the hotels as above.

Arrival with the Ortenau S-Bahn or the Südwestbus.

Get off at the Bad Griesbach stop or at the St. Anna stop. If you arrive by train, you have to plan a walk of about 60 minutes to Weiherplatz.

Image courtesy of KTG Bad Peterstal-Griesbach


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Nice place