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Site Information

Nationalpark Schwarzwald
Schwarzwaldhochstr. 2
77889 Seebach}
07449 - 92998 0
07449 - 92998 499
info@nlp.bwl.de

Contact

Contact person "Tourism":

You work in the travel industry and want to collaborate with the Black Forest National Park? Please feel free to contact our responsible employee:

Natalie Beller
Phone: +49 7442 18018 321
natalie.beller[at]nlp.bwl.de.

 

Contact person "Ranger":

You have questions about the work of our rangers? Please feel free to contact our responsible employee:

Urs Reif
Tel.: +49 7842 99654 12
urs.reif[at]nlp.bwl.de

 

 

 

Out and about in the National Park

Following the tracks at your own pace

Deep green forests, thundering waterfalls and bizarre rock formations – during a short walk, a cycling trip or a cross-country skiing tour you can explore and enjoy the wild beauty of the Black Forest at your own pace. In the National Park you will find numerous signed paths and adventure trails complemented in winter by cross-country skiing tracks and snowshoe routes. Help us to preserve nature’s magic and to protect the animals and plants by keeping to the rules.

Out and about on foot

The most intensive way to experience nature in the National Park is probably on foot. The slowness of your own steps allows the magic of nature to unfold in all its glory. Those who walk through the Black Forest with a keen eye can discover many little wonders on the edges of the paths. 
Here you can find a number of tour suggestions.

The most intensive way to experience nature in the National Park is probably on foot. The slowness of your own steps allows the magic of nature to unfold in all its glory. Those who walk through the Black Forest with a keen eye can discover many little wonders on the edges of the paths. 
Here you can find a number of tour suggestions.

Out and about on a bicycle

There are numerous trails in and around the National Park that also allow you to explore the region by bicycle. Enjoy the far-reaching views over the Black Forest’s chain of hills – with steep climbs and rapid descents the choice on offer is practically unlimited. This is what nature and freedom feels like! When cycling, however, please also respect nature and other nature enthusiasts and keep to the marked paths.

Fantastic views are on offer around the village of Kniebis or by ascending the summits of Hornisgrinde or Badener Höhe, while the Murg, Schönmünz and Langenbach valleys are ideal for extensive tours. Maps of these areas can be purchased in the National Park Centre in Ruhestein.
Here you can find a tour suggestion.

Out and about without barriers

Young children in pushchairs and wheelchair users can also discover the National Park and its surroundings. A choice of barrier-free routes offers everybody the chance to enjoy the heights of the Black Forest and to experience nature in its original form.
Further information can be found on the website of the Central/North Black Forest Nature Park (Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord): The barrier-free
nature park.

The National Park Centre at Ruhestein is housed in an old building and is therefore not completely barrier-free. The exhibition on the ground floor is barrier-free and a barrier-free toilet can be found here too.

More on the topic of accessibility in the National Park

Out and about in winter

Snow-covered treetops and ice crystals glistening in the sun – wintertime in the National Park is a very special experience. From November to April extremely harsh conditions prevail in the upper reaches of the Black Forest – and large quantities of snow are common. At this time of year the best way to explore the Black Forest is with a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis using the designated tracks. Since the 2014/15 winter season, the National Park Administration is in charge of marking the tracks. There is also a wide range of ski pistes in and around the National Park.

The colder months of the year are a particular challenge for the animals in the National Park. We therefore kindly remind all visitors of the necessity to keep to the cross-country skiing tracks and snowshoe trails. The slightest disturbance can be harmful for the roe and red deer, the capercaillies, hares and martens. As food is scarce in winter, the animals must to a large extent rely on their fat reserves. Hence they require quiet areas where they can rest and save energy. Due to stress or even having to escape, the animals use up energy resources that are desperately needed for survival. Please keep as calm as possible and leave the forest by nightfall. We kindly ask you to keep dogs on leads as is the case throughout the year.

A report on the snow conditions with daily updates is provided by a local association, the Black Forest National Park Region.

Snow-covered treetops and ice crystals glistening in the sun – wintertime in the National Park is a very special experience. From November to April extremely harsh conditions prevail in the upper reaches of the Black Forest – and large quantities of snow are common. At this time of year the best way to explore the Black Forest is with a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis using the designated tracks. Since the 2014/15 winter season, the National Park Administration is in charge of marking the tracks. There is also a wide range of ski pistes in and around the National Park.

The colder months of the year are a particular challenge for the animals in the National Park. We therefore kindly remind all visitors of the necessity to keep to the cross-country skiing tracks and snowshoe trails. The slightest disturbance can be harmful for the roe and red deer, the capercaillies, hares and martens. As food is scarce in winter, the animals must to a large extent rely on their fat reserves. Hence they require quiet areas where they can rest and save energy. Due to stress or even having to escape, the animals use up energy resources that are desperately needed for survival. Please keep as calm as possible and leave the forest by nightfall. We kindly ask you to keep dogs on leads as is the case throughout the year.

A report on the snow conditions with daily updates is provided by a local association, the Black Forest National Park Region.

Hike

Hike

Find your personal hiking trail through the National Park.

We offer you a few options.

  • Rund um den Ruhestein
  • Dunkle Augen
  • Steinmäuerle - Schliffkopf
  • Allerheiligen-Wasserfälle
  • Rund um ...
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Cycling

Cycling

Find your personal bike tour across the National Park. How about this route?

  • Out and about on the mountain ridges and foothills
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Rules for
National Park
Visitors

We are delighted that you are interested in discovering the Black Forest National Park and wish you a very warm welcome. Due to the high number of ...

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