Black Forest National Park Region
The Black Forest National Park Region comprises 18 municipalities and an administrative district: Baden-Baden, Achern, Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Bühl, Bühlertal, Forbach, Kappelrodeck, Lauf, Lautenbach, Ottenhöfen, Ottersweier, Oppenau, Sasbach, Sasbachwalden, Seebach and the Landkreis Freudenstadt, with the municipalities of Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach, Baiersbronn and Freudenstadt. Together they cover the 10,000 hectares of the Black Forest National Park.
The region is situated in the western part of Baden-Württemberg, between Karlsruhe and Freiburg, close to the French border. The 60-kilometre-long Black Forest High Road (Schwarzwaldhochstraße) runs between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt and is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads of Germany.
Nature is encountered everywhere: on the lookout tower, in the wild animal park, beside the rushing waterfall and looking out onto the mysterious lake in the Black Forest National Park Region. The region also offers a wealth of possibilities for individual touring away from the tourist magnets.
Highlights: Teufelskanzel rock formation (Bad Peterstal-Griesbach), Wolf and Bear Park (Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach), Lake Ellbach viewing platform (Baiersbronn), Gertelbach waterfalls (Bühlertal), Kniebis mud baths (Freudenstadt), Buchkopfturm Tower (Oppenau), Breitenbrunnen wildlife reserve (Sasbachwalden), Wilder See forest reserve, Wildsee Lake, Lynx and Wilderness trails (Black Forest National Park)
A network of premium marked paths and circular tours of various levels of difficulty traverses the Black Forest National Park region. There are also themed routes, gourmet paths, mountain bike trails and e-bike routes.
Highlights: Wiesensteig and Schwarzwaldsteig climbs (Bad Peterstal-Griesbach), Murgleiter and Seensteig and the gourmet paths to the hikers' huts (Baiersbronn), Gertelbach and Mehliskopf circular tour (Bühlertal), Heimatpfad and Klostersteig paths (Freudenstadt-Kniebis), Renchtalsteig climb (Oppenau), Alde Gott gourmet path (Sasbachwalden)
You'll find a varied range of gastronomic delights throughout the region, whether you sample the cooking at one of the 21 rustic inns, some especially for hikers, or visit one of the 9 gourmet restaurants - which between them boast 16 Michelin stars and 11 wildlife park proprietors specialising in regional products.
316 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails, tobogganing runs and a network of ski lifts are available in the winter in the Black Forest National Park region. There are more than 300 kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails and numerous snow shoe trails.
The Black Forest National Park Region e.V. association is responsible for the tourist marketing of the region.