Knight’s Trail to the Kastelburg

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

Difficulty level: easy

Refreshments in Waldkirch

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.

Getting there:

With the Breisgau S-Bahn you can reach Waldkirch station every 15 minutes in about 30 minutes (Attention, as of February 2021: rail replacement services extend the journey time!) You can reach Waldkirch by car in about 30 minutes.

For further information as well as the trail for download please refer to the region’s >website