Travel to the Black Forest

Day 3 Schwarzwald-Hochstrabe

(in 29 Km.) Schwarzwald-Hochstraße: The Schwarzwaldhochstraße, or "Black Forest High Road", is the oldest and one of the best known themed drives in Germany. It is a part of the Bundesstraße 500. The road begins in Baden-Baden and rises quickly to the main ridge of the northern Black Forest, staying between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level. When the weather is clear, there is a wide view over the Rhine plain toward the Vosges Mountains. The road ends in the city of Freudenstadt.

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Mehliskopf

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Mehliskopf

Our first tourist stop was on the ski center of Mehliskopf, where we enjoyed a few downs in the Bob-Bahn, on a circuit of 1013 meters, with a slope of 8% and where speeds reached up to 40 km / h. This attraction is open all year except in the month of April. A few miles later we passed under the highest mountain in the region, the Hornisgrinde, of 1,164 meters. In this area there are many viewpoints on the side of the road from which you can admire the views.

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Lake Mummelsee

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Lake Mummelsee

(in 11 Km.) Mummelsee: The Mummelsee is a 17-metre-deep glacial lake located at a higher altitude (1036 m.) in the Black Forest. The lake is located near the foot of the mountain of Hornisgrinde. Although the place is perhaps too crowded, the setting is beautiful. We strongly recommend the walk around the lake. Being a relatively small lake, you can do this trail around the lake in 20 minutes. On the lake side that touches the road there are several souvenir shops and eating establishments. You can also rent a paddleboat to sail the lake.

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Abbey of Allerheiligen

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Abbey of Allerheiligen

(in 14 Km.) Allerheiligen: We left the main road to go to Allerheiligen, where we did a nice excursion. We started the walk from the top (there are parking areas on the top and the bottom of the path), where are the ruins of the Abbey of All Saints (Kloster Allerheiligen), a Premonstratensian monastery founded in the 1192 and left in ruins after the last fire in 1804. We continue descending until Allerheiligen-Wasserfalle, beautiful waterfalls at the foot of one of which the children made ??a refreshing swim.

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Allerheiligenwasserfälle

Schwarzwald-Hochstraße - Allerheiligenwasserfälle

We were without enough time to visit Lotharpfad, a path of less than 1 kilometer, with interpretive signs which runs through a forest devastated in 1999 by Hurricane "Lothar". We were also unable to see Freudenstadt, which highlights by the market square (Marktplatz), the City Hall (Rathaus) and the Friedrichsturm.

(in 56 Km.) Loffenau: we come back to Loffenau.