Places to go in the Black Forest

Hüsli museum - visit Professor Brinkmann’s home

Just around the corner to our hotel our guests can visit the home of Professor Brinkmann from the famous TV series “The Black Forest Clinic”.

The “Hüsli” local history museum played an important role in the series as the home of the TV doctor. As a museum, the Hüsli tells of old days: the lovingly arranged furnishings as well as profane and religious art show how people once lived in the Black Forest.

Lake Schluchsee - a round-trip on the steamer

Water paradise in the Black Forest

Swimming, fishing, sailing - anyone who likes to spend his free time in, by or on the water has come to the right place. We recommend a round-trip on the lake: travel for about an hour on the MS Schluchsee from the lido to Aha and back to the dam.

Sauschwänzlebahn train - moving museum on rails

The Sauschwänzlebahn line is 25 kilometres long and over 100 years old. The name “Sauschwänzlebahn” actually means “Pigtail Line”. It got its name because the route twist and turns like a curly pig’s tail.

The historic steam train takes you from Zollhaus-Blumberg to Weizen - and/or back at a leisurely pace. A ride over bridges and viaducts, past villages, and white water, through the countryside. A visit to the Blumberg Railway Museum and the gantry-style signal tower (if desired).

Wutach Gorge - this is where nature lives

Wutach Gorge - Wutachschlucht in German - is where you will find nature pure. Our guests - both large and small - can go hiking in this nature reserve.

A primeval landscape with gorges, ancient trees, and untamed white water is waiting to be discovered.

Times
Hikes through the Wutach Gorge are possible at any time when the weather is fine. The Bonndorf Tourist Information Office offers regular guided hikes (for a fee), for example. Thomas Heidegger also organises hikes for groups on request. Further information is also available from the Löffingen Tourist Information Office.

The Feldberg Ranger Station for the protection of the Black Forest

Roaring streams, dark forests, romantic gorges...

The landscape of the Black Forest is still the epitome of an intact world. And this world is protected. One example of this is the Feldberg Ranger Station. A conservation officer has been looking after the nature reserve since 1989. During a hike, the Feldberg Ranger reports on his work and the purpose of the protective measures.

Prices and times:
Hikes with the Feldberg Ranger take place regularly and are free of charge by appointment.

“The Birdhouse” - call in on the slipper maker

Come in, the door is open: a visit to the slipper maker is an informal and pleasant experience.

Any friend of the Black Forest can enter Mrs Reichenbach's parlour and watch her make the typical Black Forest slippers called “Finken”. She also keeps a lot of other craft traditions alive at her home, which is why her idyllic house on the edge of the forest is a collection of felt hats, bridal crowns, embroidery, beehives, and traditional costumes.

Prices and times:
The slipper maker invites visitors into her cosy parlour every afternoon from 13:00 - or by appointment by phone. Visits are free of charge.

The Häusern power station - Lake Schluchsee as an energy supplier

Water is energy...

...and a one-and-a-half-hour visit to the Häusern power plant shows our guests how it is produced from Lake Schluchsee. It is the first pumped storage power plant after Lake Schluchsee.

Prices and times:
Häusern power station by Lake Schluchsee can be visited every Thursday (except on public holidays) at 14:00 (video film and guided tour of the plant). Group visits are also possible free of charge at other times by appointment.

St Blaise Cathedral

Europe’s third largest domed church

St Blaise Cathedral towers above the city and is considered a masterpiece of early classicism. The former Benedictine monastery now houses a humanist grammar school. Concerts take place regularly in the ceremonial hall as well as in the cathedral.

A visit to the “Schloss-Narrenstuben” carnival museum...

...and then the Japanese Garden

Contrast has a certain allure, as can be experienced in Bonndorf.

At the “Schloss-Narrenstuben”, all friends of the carnival season - or “fifth season” as it is known in Germany - will be in their element. “Narrenstuben” literally translates as “fools’ parlours”. Nearly 400 faithful miniature replicas depict the southwest German carnival tradition. Afterwards, take a short walk through the Japanese Garden just around the corner, where you can experience traditions from a completely different world.

Opening hours:
Opening times of the “Schloss-Narrenstuben” carnival museum:
Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 till 12:00 and 14:00 till 17:00
Sunday from 14:00 till 17:00
Group tours are possible by appointment.
Admission to the “Schloss-Narrenstuben” carnival museum and the Japanese Garden is free of charge.