The Kastelburg near Waldkirch was built in the 13th century by the lords of Schnabelburg, Eschenbach and Schwarzenberg and has been in ruins since a fire in 1634. Most of the outer wall has been preserved, the keep has been rebuilt – all in all, the Kastelburg with its view over the Elz Valley is a beautiful excursion destination, not just for children!

The knight’s hiking trail begins at Waldkirch train station and follows 8 knight figures that tell you about the life of knights until you arrive at the castle ruins.

Length (easy route): 1 km, 90 meters in altitude,duration approx. 0.5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Refreshments in Waldkirch

Getting there:

With the Breisgau S-Bahn you can reach Waldkirch station every 15 minutes in about 30 minutes
You can reach Waldkirch by car in about 30 minutes.

Wir machen eine kurze Pause......und sind ab 04. August 2022 wieder für Sie da!

Unser Restaurant bleibt bis einschließlich 03. August 2022 geschlossen - ab dem 04. August 2022, 17:30 Uhr sind wir wieder für Sie da.

Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

Ihr OberkirchTeam

Our restaurant opening hours

from 6th December 2022:

Sundays & Mondays: closed
Tuesday to Thursday: noon to 10 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm

From 17 April 2023 our restaurant will reopen on Mondays

Snack menu featuring cold and warm dishes from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Autumn Menu from noon to 2 pm and from 6pm to 8.30 p.m.


– An initiative by Freiburg restaurants and the tourism board FWTM –

As a special offer for our guests, we have jointly developed a sustainable seal of quality with the following characteristics:

  • The dishes of the Freiburg menu are consistently prepared from at least 70% ingredients from the region
  • The ingredients originate from suppliers within a maximum radius of 130km from Freiburg
  • In terms of content, every restaurateur is free in his creative design and offers dishes that suit his own house and kitchen
  • All dishes that are part of the menu are marked with the Freiburg logo on the menu
  • The Freiburg menu is offered all year and changes at least 4 times a year to emphasize the regionality and seasonality
  • To enhance transparency, we are happy to inform you about the exact origin of the products
  • Regional drinks such as water, juices, beer, wine and spirits are offered to match the menu

We are very pleased to be part of this initiative and to be able to put the culinary wealth of our region in the foreground – we wish you bon appetite!