Hiking

Hiking was invented in the Black Forest - It was Philipp Bussemer from Baden-Baden who, at the end of the 19th century, opened what was probably the first tourist information centre in the Black Forest near to his haberdashery shop.

Publishing hiking maps and numerous hiking guides for the Schwarzwaldverein, which had been promoting hiking in the Black Forest since 1864, soon became more important to him than his chosen career. The Schwarzwaldverein is an association that cares for the needs of nature in the Black Forest and is predominantly responsible for signposting the hiking trails in the Black Forest.

Long distance trails

Long distance trails – more hiking possibilities than anywhere else

The three main long distance hiking trails are the Westweg, a hiking trail in the western Black Forest, the Mittelweg trail in the central Black Forest and the Ostweg, a hiking trail in the eastern Black Forest.

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Hiking was invented in the Black Forest

It was Philipp Bussemer from Baden-Baden who, at the end of the 19th century, opened what was probably the first tourist information centre in the Black Forest near to his haberdashery shop.

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le "Vesper"

Vesperstuben - snack places - are excellent hiking destinations

There are about 100 of these popular hiking destinations in the Black Forest. Some lie ensconced in the high mountains, others in cosy forests, and they are also embedded in the Black Forest network of hiking trails.

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Geocaching

Satellite Support

The new-generation hiking guides are out of this world. Satellite-based hiking is becoming increasingly popular.

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Schwarzwaldverein

More than 500 certified hiking guides

The qualified hiking guides of the Schwarzwaldverein have to complete an 80-hour intensive course. The focus in on holistic hiking: Body movement and sense perception are brought into accord with the cultural and natural landscape hiked.

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Easy Hiker

In his blog easyhiker.co.uk, veteran journalist Michael Schürmann preaches the hiking gospel to the converted and the skeptics alike. Featured destinations include the French Riviera, the Rocky Mountains and New Zealand, but his heart belongs to Germany (he calls it "the most underrated tourist destination in Europe"). Read here what he has to say about the Black Forest.

Endlich ankommen im Wanderschwarzwald

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