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Wilderness Trail

In less than 30 years time the majority of the park will be left to its own devices. The forests...

Maps & brochures

Out and about in the Black Forest National Park

Do you prefer short, circular walks or tours that last several days? Do you like walking on wild,...

Wilderness Trail

   Start: Car park "Plättig"

   Parking: Car park "Plättig"

    GPS: 48°40'11.93"N 8°13'53.76"E

   Navigation: GPX-Download

   Print: PDF-Download


   Estimated time: ca. 3 h

   Trail length: ca. 3,5 km

   Elevation: 75 m

   Altitude: 755 - 810 metres

After Hurricane Lothar in 1999 this area was simply left in its post-storm state. Hence the trail weaves its way over – and under – trees toppled by the hurricane-force winds. Here, visitors can sense the sheer power of nature and the direction in which the National Park may one day develop.The four-and-a-half kilometre Wilderness Trail, established as a joint project between the Nature Park and the municipality of Baden-Baden, is therefore a very special experience. Today it is the National Park Administration that looks after this popular trail and also offers guided tours around it.

The special experience! The power of nature close up.

The Wilderness trail leads you through the fallen trees of storm Lothar or even sometimes under them. Different stations allow for rest and relaxation. Look at how nature has evolved since the storm - and let yourself be surprised.

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Elevation profile

Suitable for

Small children

Not recommendable

Senior citizens

Not recommendable

Wheelchair users

Not recommendable


Without restrictions


Without restrictions


Not permitted

By car

Public transport

Bus stop „Bühlerhöhe/Plättig“

From Baden-Baden or Mummelsee: with KVV-Route 245

Detailed  time tables can be found on the website of the respective public transport network or the central journey planning system of Baden-Württemberg:



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