Lake Constance

Maritime Feeling with Alpine Views

Lake Constance is Germany’s largest inland body of water, it covers a total of 536 km2 and lies in the tri-border region of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
There are many beautiful places around the lake, such as Konstanz, Überlingen and Meersburg.
The island of Mainau is an attraction and a popular excursion destination. You can reach Mainau via a bridge from the south bank or with an excursion boat from the white fleet.

In summer, the best conditions for sailors, surfers and swimmers are very alluring. Cyclists are not neglected either. A 260km long bike path leads around Lake Constance.

Getting there:
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Donaueschingen for 70km through the Black Forest to the A81 motorway. Take the onramp in the direction of Singen / Landau / Konstanz and follow this for another 20km to the 40 Hegau interchange. Then follow the B33 towards Konstanz.
Driving time approx. 2 hours.
With the Deutsche Bahn regional train S10 towards Donaueschingen. In Donaueschingen there is a change to the Regional Express to Engen. In Engen change to bus 942 to Bahnhof Süd / MAGGI, Singen (Hohentwiel). From there you continue with the Regional Express in the direction of Constance.
Travel time 3 hours.

For detailed information please refer to the region’s website

The world’s largest cuckoo clock & the Black Borest museum

Embark on a journey back in time…

Embark on a journey into a bygone era and marvel at the largest cuckoo clock in the world in Triberg – the wheel diameter is 2.60m, the movement weighs 6t and the pendulum is 8 meters long.
The interior Black Forest Museum was opened in 1936 and offers a look back at the life of the people of the Black Forest covering over 4 centuries. Discover traditional costumes, wood carvings, old handicrafts and straw weaving.

Getting there:
Take the regional train from Freiburg main station in the direction of Offenburg. Then change in Offenburg to the Regional Express in the direction of Konstanz, get off in Triberg. Driving time 1h 40 min.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Donaueschingen. Look for the Exit Buchenbach /St. Märgen and immediately turn right onto Höllentalstraße and follow this 4 km until the junction on the right onto Spirzenstraße.
Stay on Spirzenstraße and after 8 km turn left onto the B500 towards Triberg / Furtwangen. Follow the B500 to Triberg.
Driving time approx. 1 hour

For information on opening hours and entrance fees, please refer to the
>museum’s website

Schwarzwaldmuseum Triberg
Wallfahrtstraße 4
D-78098 Triberg

The Triberg Waterfalls

Germany’s highest waterfalls

The Triberg waterfalls are an impressive natural spectacle at any time of the year, with a height of 136m and seven steps.
Visitors can find out about plants, animals and history on various display boards via three different routes, the culture route, the cascade route and the nature route.
For night owls, the waterfalls are even illuminated from 10 p.m.
A visit to the Triberg waterfalls is also an extraordinary experience for children, but the paths are not suitable for excursions with the stroller.

Getting there:

Take the regional train from Freiburg main station in the direction of Offenburg. Then change in Offenburg to the Regional Express in the direction of Konstanz, get off in Triberg. Driving time 1h 40 min.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Donaueschingen. Take the exit towards Buchenbach / St. Märgen and immediately turn right onto Höllentalstraße and follow this 4 km to the junction right onto Spirzenstraße. Stay on this and after 8 km turn left onto the B500 signs towards Triberg / Furtwangen. Follow the B500 to Triberg. Driving time approx. 1 hour

78098 Triberg im Schwarzwald

The Rhine Falls

One of Europe’s most spectacular waterfalls

Impressive 23 m high and 150 m wide – the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen is one of the largest and most water-rich waterfalls in Europe. It is located west of the lower Lake Constance in Switzerland.
From different platforms you get breathtaking views of the enormous water masses.
In addition to a boat tour, Laufen Castle with its old walls and the view of the Rhine Falls is highly recommended. The castle restaurant also offers culinary delights with a spectacular view.

Getting there:

Take the ICE from Freiburg to Basel (Badischer Bahnhof). There you change to the IRE of the Swiss Federal Railroad and drive to Schaffhausen, there you change to the S-Bahn to Dachsen. Driving time approx. 1 hour 50 minutes

By car from Freiburg, follow the B31 towards Donaueschingen 70 km through the Black Forest to the A81 motorway. Take the driveway towards Singen / Landau / Konstanz and drive a further 33 km to the end. The A81 joins the B34 here, which then leads to Switzerland, where it becomes the E41. Now follow the E41 to Schaffhausen and continue on the A4 to the Dachsen exit. Driving time approx. 1h 45min
Important note: please remember the Swiss vignette when using toll roads such as the A4

For additional information on the falls and how to get their, please refer to the official >website

Colmar – Alsatian gem

Colmar – picturesque and romantic

Colmar is a small Alsatian town in northeast France near the German border. The jewel of the city is the old town with its cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses.
The Renaissance and the Middle Ages shaped the ancient and romantic cityscape.
The focal point is the Place de la Cathédral with the Martinsmünster, which was built in the 13th century.
Colmar is located on the Alsatian Wine Route. This is especially famous for the Gewürztraminer and Riesling grape varieties.
During the Advent season, the Christmas market is of course also worth a visit. With its many different kind of lights and colors, it offers an impressive pre-Christmas spectacle.

Getting there:

With the regional train S1 from Freiburg main station in the direction of Breisach. In Breisach you change to bus 1076 in the direction of Colmar to Colmar Gare. Driving time approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Gottenheim and past the Kaiserstuhl via Wasenweiler and Ihringen to Breisach. From Breisach at the roundabout in the direction of the Rhine bridge to France.
In France along the D415 at various roundabouts, continue straight ahead and follow the signs to Colmar. Later change to the D418 towards Colmar. Driving time approx. 1 hour

For more information, please refer to the town’s >website

St. Valentin – the forest sanctuary

Refreshing in summer, romantic in winter

Once built in the 17th century as one of the “forest sanctuaries” and pilgrimage site of the Wiehre community, the St. Valentin forest restaurant is now one of the most popular excursion destinations for all generations.
The location in the forest is refreshing in summer and romantic in winter, the varied menu offers something for every palate. For Freiburg’s youngest, St. Valentin is famous above all for the numerous pancakes on the menu.

Getting there:

Take tram line 2 to the final stop in Günterstal and from there follow the signs for the Black Forest Association, duration approx. 30 minutes.
If you don’t want to hike: there is a car park around 400 meters below St. Valentin. By car, take the exit at the Landesstraße after leaving Günterstal, approx. 20 minutes from Freiburg city centre. However, we do not recommend arriving by car as the number of parking spaces is limited.

Our tip:

There are numerous wonderful hiking opportunities for all levels of difficulty from Freiburg to St. Valentin – ask our team, we will be happy to help!
St. Valentin is also easy to reach by bike and offers a wonderful excursion destination at the end of the elongated green Günterstal!

For opening hours and the restaurant’s menu please refer to their >website

Strasbourg – the European Capital

The heart of Europe beats in Strasbourg

Over the centuries and with Europe’s turbulent history, Strasbourg has repeatedly wandered back and forth between Germany and France. As a sign of European reconciliation, it is now the seat of the European Parliament and numerous other European institutions. And this eventful history has left its mark, which can be found all over the city. Typical examples of architecture can be found from every epoch, the Alsatian cuisine combines the down-to-earth, hearty German with French finesse and the local language is a strange mixture of German and French. In addition, one of the largest universities in France attracts international students from near and far.
There is a lot to marvel at and discover in every season and in every weather. Stroll through the old town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a whole. Discover the many faces of this city on a boat tour around the old city center and into the Europaviertel. Feel the lively vibrancy of the European capital while enjoying a culinary delicacy from the region on one of the numerous terraces or in the restaurants!

Getting there:

With the regional train of the Deutsche Bahn from Freiburg main station to Strasbourg train station via Offenburg, where you need to change to the train of the SWEG approx. 1h 30 min. Or by car in 1h 15 min. Via the A5 towards Karlsruhe to exit 54 Appenweier, then follow the B28 in the direction of Strasbourg.

For additional information please refer to the city’s >website

The Schauinsland Mountain

Enjoy the Black Forest directly on your doorstep!

Right on the doorstep of Freiburg and 1248m high, the Schauinsland is one of the most popular excursion destinations for everyone who loves Freiburg.

Explore the Schauinsland on foot on a hike through the Black Forest and across green meadows. Europe’s longest circulating cable car takes you up – the Schauinslandbahn.

At the summit you climb the observation tower, visit the museum mine or indulge yourself with coffee and cake in the panorama restaurant “Die Bergstation”. Freshly strengthened, you can go downhill on foot.

Getting there:

Take tram number 2 from Bertoldsbrunnen towards Günterstal, get off at the Günterstal Dorfstraße terminus, then take bus 21 to the Schauinsland valley station and take the cable car towards the summit. The way back is on the> signposted hiking trail from the mountain station.

You can reach the Schauinsland in about 30 minutes by car.

Epicure Trail – Säbelthomaweg

Premium hiking trails in the Black Forest

Length: 10 km, 325 vertical meters, approx. 4 hours

Difficulty level: medium – suitable for all age groups.

There are several places to stop for refreshments: Hinterzarten & Matthislehof

Freiburg is the ideal base for excursions into the Black Forest! And when it gets very warm in our beloved Breisgau metropolis in summer, the temperatures higher up are always a bit fresher!

The “Säbelthomaweg”, a hiking path decorated with multiple awards, begins at the Hinterzarten train station. Following in the footsteps of the Säbelthoma, you can enjoy wonderful views over the “Windeck” ski slope after climbing a shady forest path. We continue to the house farm, where a “natural refrigerator” with a wide selection of refreshing drinks and benches with a wonderful view of the Feldberg invite you to rest. The highlight of the tour in warm weather is undoubtedly the idyllic “Matthisleweiher”, where you can refresh yourself by jumping into the cool water. Those who would like to stop off on the way back can deviate a little from the route and follow the signs to the Matthislehof, where a farm shop and wonderful hospitality welcome hikers from Thursday to Sunday.

Getting there:

With the Breisgau S-Bahn you can reach Hinterzarten every 15 minutes in just 30 minutes. Hinterzarten can be reached by car in around 40 minutes – either via the B31 through the famous “Höllental” or as a panoramic excursion, for example via St Peter.

Weitere Informationen sowie die Wanderroute zum Runterladen finden Sie >hier