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.