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Hiking trip - Germany

Hiking in the Black Forest


  • Hike over the Feldberg to Todtnauberg

  • Hiking along the raised bogs of the Rotmeer nature reserve

  • Route to the picturesque Lake Feldsee and Lake Titisee

  • Discover the Schluchsee on a hike

  • Incl. luggage transfer


In the Black Forest, nature awaits you in all its glory: peaks with wide views, deep valleys and dark blue mountain lakes surrounded by green forests. This magical region is one of the most popular and varied hiking destinations in Germany. The first stages will take you from Titisee up to Feldberg, the highest peak in the Black Forest. Afterwards, the trail continues to the beautiful high valley of Bernau through the winter sports resort of Todtnauberg. The tour leads through quiet mountain valleys to the shores of Schluchsee until you reach the starting point of your hiking week at Titisee again. Choose a hiking vacation in the Black Forest with itravel.



Saig / Titisee – Hinterzarten – Feldberg & Feldsee – Todtnauberg – Bernau im Schwarzwald – Schluchsee

The Black Forest offers favorable weather conditions.

The summer months are best suited for hiking tours. The average daily temperature is 20°C. Lakes and high peaks help you cool down at higher temperatures. Hikers can choose shady trails or gorges for walking if needed. Peaks are best climbed in the morning when visibility is clear. Spring and fall are the busiest times in the Black Forest, and inexpensive hotel deals entice visitors to stay.

Hiking vacation in the Upper Black Forest - today your adventure begins!

Today you will travel individually to the village of Saig. You can arrive with your own car or book a rental car through itravel - please let us know with your request. Saig is a climatic health resort in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald and only one kilometer away from Lake Titisee. Depending on your arrival time, you may have some time to explore the small town.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Saig, Germany

Your first hike starts today after breakfast. From your hotel you will hike through a quiet forest to the Rotmeer nature reserve. A former lake silted up here after the end of the ice age to form raised bogs, which make up the area today . Since Rotmeer was only declared a nature reserve in 1995, it is one of the most recently protected regions in the country. You will cross the Bärental valley and take a look at the Seebach waterfall before starting a steep climb again. You will reach the Westweg trail, which will take you past numerous small lakes to Hinterzarten.

Walking time: approx. 4 - 5 hours, approx. 16 km, + 355 hm / - 505 hm

Overnight stay with breakfast in Hinterzarten, Germany

Your second hiking day starts after a hearty breakfast. Leave Hinterzarten and hike up to picturesque Feldsee. Get some rest at this idyllic spot and then follow a narrow path up to the Seehalde. Pass a small ski area and then continue to a mountain inn on the Feldberg, where you will spend the night. At 1493 meters, Feldberg is the highest in the Black Forest. Tomorrow, as you walk up to the summit, wonderful panoramas of the valley await you.

Walking time: approx. 4 - 5 hours, approx. 16 km, + 950 hm / - 350 hm

Overnight stay with breakfast on the Feldberg, Germany

Today you will climb the Feldberg. The path is a vigorous climb, but you will reach the summit shortly. From the highest point of the Black Forest, a wonderful panorama of the charming surrounding countryside awaits you. This is also the location of the famous Feldberg tower. The viewing platform on the 11th floor of the tower, at a height of 45 meters, looks out over the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to the Zugspitze, the Mont Blanc massif and even as far as the Vosges Mountains. After resting for a bit, you will continue to follow the Westweg. The tour leads through quiet forests always gently downhill. Today's destination is the lively winter sports resort of Todtnauberg.

Walking time: approx. 4 - 5 hours, approx. 16.5 km, + 450 m / - 585 m

Overnight stay with breakfast in Todtnauberg, Germany

Good morning in the valley of Todtnau. From here you take the chairlift to the Hasenhorn. Sit back and enjoy the nature views.

Our tip: Go to the Hasenhorn tower of the Hasenhorn, only 30 minutes away from the top station of the Hasenhorn lift, which gives you the view to 23 Black Forest peaks. After a short detour to the summit, hike past the Prägbach Falls to Bernau. This is considered one of the most beautiful high valleys in the entire Black Forest.

Walking time: approx. 5 - 6 hours, approx. 18 km, + 825 hm / - 930 hm

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bernau in the Black Forest, Germany.

Today will be full of views as well. You will hike along the Hans-Thoma trail down to Menzenschwand. Afterwards, the trail goes steeply uphill, then on unpaved roads to Schluchsee, which is also the largest lake in the Black Forest and has been one of the cleanest lakes in Germany for years. Once there, a beautiful hiking trail awaits you, leading to the eponymous village of Schluchsee. The health resort is located at an altitude of 930 to 1300 meters.

Walking time: approx. 5 hours, approx. 23 km, + 530 m / - 500 m

Overnight stay with breakfast in Schluchsee, Germany

Your last hiking day at the end of your active week starts with a quiet stage... Along the Schluchsee, you will take a leisurely hike along a hiking trail to the small community of Falkau. After passing village, you will face the last steep climb, after which you will reach your accommodation again high above Lake Titisee!

Walking time: 4 - 5 hours, approx. 23 km, + 700 hm / - 620 hm

Overnight stay with breakfast in Saig, Germany

After breakfast, it's time for you to get back home. We hope you enjoyed your hiking break in the Black Forest.

Hotel Hochfirst***, Saig, Germany

This family-run hotel is located just one kilometer from Lake Titisee and surrounded by the picturesque Black Forest. Free Wi-Fi, parking, sauna and other amenities are available on site. The bright rooms are decorated in country house style and feature lovely details. Loungers are available in the large garden.

Haus am Bach***, Hinterzarten, Germany

This charming hotel is set in a large garden in the heart of the Black Forest. Each room has a beautiful view of the garden. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room. Vegan and vegetarian dishes made from regional and organic products are also on the menu here. Many well-known hiking trails pass right by the hotel.

Gasthaus Jägerheim***, Feldberg, Germany

The inn enjoys a quiet location amid idyllic nature. The eleven double rooms all have private bathrooms with showers, and some even have balconies with views of the Feldberg and the surrounding area.

Hotel Engel***, Todtnauberg, Germany

This family-run hotel offers a restaurant, a bar and a lovely lounge overlooking the garden. Also, you can relax in the indoor pool or sauna and choose various entertainment options. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, hairdryer and a small desk.

Landgasthof Adler***, Bernau im Schwarzwald, Germany

This 200-year-old country house, steeped in tradition, welcomes you to the heart of the Black Forest. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, a sauna, a lounge with fireplace, and a summer terrace. Rooms feature a balcony, TV, desk, and private bathroom. The restaurant serves typical Black Forest dishes. Also, the hotel offers free parking.

Schiff am Schluchsee***, Schluchsee, Germany

This historic 16th-century hotel is centrally located directly on Schluchsee Lake. It features a spa area with pool, sauna, and infrared cabin, as well as two restaurants, Seestube and Fischerstube, which serve seasonal specialties. The rooms are decorated in country style and equipped with high-quality wooden furniture. From the terrace, you can enjoy a wonderful lake view.

Closest city: Freiburg

Closest airport: EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights


  • 7 nights in the mentioned accommodations or similar:
    • 2 nights at Hotel Hochfirst*** with breakfast in a standard room in Saig.

    • 1 night in Hotel Haus am Bach*** with breakfast in a standard room in Haus am Bach, Hinterzarten

    • 1 overnight stay at the Gasthaus Jägerheim*** with breakfast in a standard room in Feldberg

    • 1 overnight stay at Hotel Engel*** with breakfast in a standard room in Todtnauberg

    • 1 overnight stay at the Landgasthof Adler*** with breakfast in a standard room in Bernau in the Black Forest

    • 1 overnight stay at the Hotel Schiff*** with breakfast in a standard room in Schluchsee

  • Luggage transfer (1 suitcase per person, max. 20 kg)
  • Ride with the chair lift up to the Hasenhorn
  • Route guide (1 x per room)
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Visitor's tax, if due
  • Arrival
  • Meals and drinks, which are not mentioned in the scope of service
  • Excursions (sightseeing, entrance fees etc.)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance


  • No minimum number of participants
  • Tour character:
    • Moderately difficult hikes with an average duration of about 4 - 6 hours. The tours lead partly on rocky and possibly also slippery paths. Therefore you should have good surefootedness. For the ups and downs in the Black Forest a good basic condition is necessary.
  • Free parking near the hotel. No advance reservation possible.
  • Train journey via Freiburg im Breisgau to Titisee. By bus or cab to the starting hotel.
  • Dogs are allowed in the accommodations at the Hochschwarzwald-Tour however there is the chairlift up to the Hasenhorn on day 5. For this reason, customers should be trained for the chairlift.

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