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Farmhouse in the Black Forest

Black Forest – Lake Constance

Along the ,Querweg'-path from Lake Titisee to Radolfzell

8 Days / 7 Nights
Walking
Farmhouse in the Black Forest

Have you ever seen the largest low mountain lake in Germany? The Titisee in the Black Forest owes its origin to the Feldberg Glacier, whose moraines form its banks today. To get to Lake Constance, walk along the country path through romantic valleys and unspoilt forests. Passing the small village, all hard-working hikers finally head to Singen via the volcanic cone of the Hegauberge.

Finally, you will reach Lake Constance in the border triangle. In addition to Germany and Austria, Switzerland also has a share of the Lake Constance region. Once in Redolfzell, let your mind wander and look back on the last few days of hiking.

The hike leads from the ,Saiger Höhe' above the Titisee to the Hochfirst. From there you can expect a fabulous view of the lake, the Feldberg and the summits of the Austrian and Swiss Alps. Completely overwhelmed by the spectacular views you will reach the next highlight of this Eurohike hiking tour.

The Wutach Gorge and the associated nature park not only offer an exciting primeval landscape with romantic gorges, but also raging waterfalls. On day four, you leave the cross-country trail and instead hike past impressive sights: the blue stone and a group of rocks which consist of basalt columns up to ten metres high, shorten the hike.

  • The Blumberger Gate: The former riverbed between two mountains is definitely worth a visit. Once there, it is a good to take a look at the well-known ‘Sauschwänzlebahn’, a steam locomotive that roams through the landscape in numerous arches.
  • Hohenhewen Castle ruins: Remains of the castle are still preserved at 846 metres above sea level. The viewing platform build there is particularly spectacular. With a clear view, you have a view over Lake Constance and the Alps.
  • Wine pleasure at Lake Constance: Did you know, that a beautiful wine region is located at the Lake Constance? A total of six areas form the wonderful wine region.

Are you in good physical condition and can walk up to six straight hours without any problem? Then the Eurohike hiking trip from the Black Forest to Lake Constance should be manageable. The cross route runs on well-marked hiking and forest trails with short descents that require sure-footedness.

Hike to Lake Constance and discover beautiful sections of the landscape and fantastic views!

Itinerary at a glance

Enjoy the view from the observation platform of the Hohenhewen Castle ruins and be amazed by the extinct volcanic cones and the Schleifenbach Waterfalls. To top it off, savor a glass of local wine with a view of Lake Constance! (known as Bodensee)
Day
01
Arrival to Saig

You start your tour from the ‚Saiger Höhe’ above Lake Titisee and walk via the Hochfirst. From here you enjoy an amazing view onto Titisee, Feldberg and the peaks of the Austrian and Swiss Alps. The path leads you down into the first highlight, the "Wutachschlucht". In this nature reserve an exciting primeval landscape with romantic gorges and cascading waterfalls is waiting for you. Via bus from the Schattenmühle to your accommodation.

After a short bus ride back to the Schattenmühle you walk along the river Wutach through a breath-taking scenery. Smooth trails lead to Achdorf, where the river is deflected toward the Rhine. You will reach todays destination Blumberg via the waterfalls of Schleifenbach. Once there, take a look at the fountain “Gänseliesel” and the local carnival masks.

Today's walk takes you via the hill “Buchberg” from where you will see the famous railway of the “Sauschwänzlebahn”. Randen offers a stunning site: the blue stone, a rock group from up to 10 meters high basalt columns, which was formed during the eruption of the westernmost Hegau volcanoes. The remaining kilometers pass through a charming landscape to todays destination Tengen.

The next stage takes you from Tengen past the hill “Wannenberg over the Duggenhart, one of the higher wooded hills, that the old post path touches. From here you have nice views on the snow covered peaks of the alps and the hilly landscape of Hegau. You wander leisurely over meadows and forests to Engen where you can stroll through the nice old town.

You start surrounded by the ancient volcanic cones of the Hegau, the bordering Lake Constance and the majestic Alps. The seven Hegauberge mountains Hohentwiel, Hohenstoffeln, Hohenkrähen, Mägdeberg, Hohenhewen, Neuhewen and the Höwenegg are lined up next to each other. In the 845 m high mountain you still find the remains of the ruin Hohenhewen. From the observation deck you can marvel the Hegau and even Lake Constance and the Alps. On an open field you hike over the summit, past the ruin Mägdeberg to Singen with its numerous cultural monuments.

The last walk leads past the old mansion “Friedinger Schlössle” past Steisslingen to the ruin Homberg, from where you have wonderful views over the Untersee with the isle Reichenau and the Peninsula Mettnau of Radolfzell. Soon you will leave the “Querweg” and walk through the nature reserve Mindelsee over to Lake Constance.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Walking

Walking times of up to 7 hours require a good basic fitness level. The ‚Querweg’ takes you along well-marked and well-maintained walking and forest paths on easy terrain. For some descents (i.e. Wutachschlucht ravine) surefootedness is essential.

Prices & Dates

Category: pretty middle-class hotels and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train journey via Freiburg in the Breisgau to Saig, from there by bus/taxi to the hotel.
  • Stuttgart, Zurich or Basel airport.
  • Parking for free near the hotel, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by train to Saig (2x change trains) duration approx. 2 hours.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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