Holidays in the southern Black Forest

Black Forest holiday

Tips and highlights especially for holidays in the southern Black Forest in summer

The southern Black Forest comprises the highest part of the Black Forest (Hochschwarzwald) from Feldberg via Belchen to Schauinsland and stretches along the Swiss border.

The Black Forest is home to some of the largest nature reserves in Baden-Württemberg and a wealth of attractions for visitors. The popular holiday destination awaits you with a mix of nature, culture and action. We have put together some highlights from the southern Black Forest region for you here, which you can easily reach from our holiday flats with pool.

The Feldberg in summer – an Eldorado for water sports enthusiasts

Summer sun Lakes

A summer holiday in the southern Black Forest offers a wide variety of activities. In addition to fantastic and varied hiking routes, there are many beautiful lakes such as Titisee or Schluchsee with numerous activities on the water. Whether it’s surfing, sailing, rowing or renting a SUP, it’s all possible in the southern Black Forest.

In addition to water rats, sun worshippers won’t miss out either, as the lakes in the southern Black Forest also offer beautiful beaches for the whole family. Read more about the water sports available especially for children in the Southern Black Forest.

Natural highlights of the southern Black Forest – gorges & waterfalls

A holiday in the southern Black Forest offers not only the lake landscape but also wild waterfalls and impressive gorges. The hiking routes in our region are therefore very varied and lead past fascinating natural spectacles such as the Triberg Waterfalls or the Wutach Gorge. The Triberg Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Germany, with water cascading down the Gutach in seven stages. The Triberg waterfalls are also worth a visit in winter, as the wonderfully illuminated frozen masses of water provide an impressive backdrop depending on the weather.

The Todtnau waterfall is also worth a visit. It falls almost 100 metres in 5 impressive steps into the valley near Todtnauberg and is one of Germany’s 10 most beautiful natural monuments. You can walk over bridges and footbridges very close to this waterfall and experience the thundering water up close.

Another attraction not to be missed on a holiday in the southern Black Forest is the Ravenna Gorge in the Höllental valley. Here, we recommend an extended hike along the small paths that meander along the stream, over small bridges and stairways. During the hike, you will pass old mills, sawmills and ropemakers and can get an idea of what life was like in those days from the descriptions posted there.

Wasserfall im Südschwarzwald

Living culture in the southern Black Forest – towns & villages

Freiburg – the southernmost city on the edge of the Black Forest

The city of Freiburg im Breisgau is located right at the gateway to the Black Forest. Here in the sunny south of Germany, Freiburg delights visitors with its historic old town, numerous street cafés and the beautiful Gothic cathedral, which lies at the heart of the city. Freiburg is regarded as a charismatic, environmentally conscious Black Forest metropolis and was recently awarded 3rd place by Lonely Planet in the top 10 cities of the “Best in Travel City Destinations in the World 2022”.

Straße in Freiburg

St. Blasien – traditional holiday resort in the Black Forest

St. Blasien is always worth a visit! The town lies at the foot of the Feldberg and offers a wide range of cultural, sporting and artistic activities in addition to the breathtaking natural landscape.

Here you can experience pure Black Forest culture, the cathedral in St. Blasien is the third largest domed church in Europe. This building, which is significant in terms of church and art history, is the town’s landmark.

St. Blasien im Südschwarzwald

Bad Bellingen – a sun-kissed spa town

Situated in the sunny Markgräflerland region, the pretty town of Bad Bellingen attracts nature lovers with its many hours of sunshine, the Balinea thermal baths and its many hiking trails. Bad Bellingen is not only the perfect place for gourmets and wine lovers, but also for active sports and wellness enthusiasts.

There is plenty to discover in the surrounding tri-border region, and the town’s spa gardens and surrounding vineyards are perfect for long walks. As a recognised spa town, relaxation is not neglected either, and after a good day’s walking you can unwind in the town’s thermal baths.

Bad Bellingen im Südschwarzwald

Of course, this is just a small selection of the highlights that you can experience on your holiday in the southern Black Forest – there is much more to discover here in the region. Spend your holiday in one of our holiday flats in the southern Black Forest and enjoy the wide range of leisure activities on offer here in the Black Forest.

Would you like to discover the diversity of the Black Forest and are still looking for the right accommodation? Discover our holiday flats and plan your holiday in the southern Black Forest.