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.