Excursions by car
- Tradition -
Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, an open-air museum in Gutach | 12 km
The Black Forest open-air museum „Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof“ in Gutach is the oldest open-air museum in Baden-Württemberg. It showcases how people have lived and worked in the Black Forest in the last few centuries. The open-air museum takes its name from the Vogtsbauernhof, or Vogt’s farm, that has stood at this location since 1612 and whose owner was the bailiff of the Gutach Valley around 1650. Hermann Schilli founded the museum in 1963 with this Black Forest house. Over the course of the years, other farm houses have been added. These were taken apart at their original locations and rebuilt in the Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum. The farm houses are complemented by several functional buildings such as mills, storage houses, baking houses and saw mills. There are also farm animals of various old breeds that live on the 5.5 hectare premises. Daily events such as mill shows, craft performances, special exhibits and activities for children and families as well as themed days. The museum is open every day from the end of March to the beginning of November.
- Action -
Europa-Park, Rust | 60 km
The family event for action!
The Europa-Park is an amusement and theme park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg. It is the most-visited park in the German-speaking region with approx. 5.5 million visitors in 2015. More than 100 rides and various shows are offered on a total area of around 950,000m² in 17 theme areas. The park also has 5 hotels, a camp grounds and a movie theatre. One of the main attractions is the Silver Star roller coaster, which was designed by the Swiss Engineers Bolliger & Mabillard Ingénieurs Conseils SA and built in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz. It was the fastest roller coaster in Europe until 2006 and the highest until 2012. The waiting area in the roller coaster is a museum which was furnished by Mercedes-Benz and displays touring cars and Formula 1 racing cars among other things. Another ride is the water roller coaster Poseidon, the very first water roller coaster in Europe. Even in the winter season, Europa-Park offers so much for its guests including shows, an atmospheric Christmas market and some rides.
www.europapark.de| Source: Wikipedia
- Culture -
Strasbourg, France | 72 km
An excursion to visit the neighbors is worth it: The Alsace metropolis Strasbourg is only 72km away. It is an exciting, vibrant, atmospheric city with a lively history.
The Cathedral of our Lady in Strasbourg is a Roman Catholic church and is one of the most important churches in terms of European architectural history. It is also one of the largest sandstone buildings in the world. Just like the town of Strasbourg itself, the cathedral combines German and French cultural influences. In the Musée Tomi Ungerer – centre international de l’illustration you can see the illustrations and graphic designs of the famous Alsatian artist. A collection of toys, photos, the family archive and works by other internationally renowned artists (Saul Steinberg, Ronald Searle …) round off the museum
www.strassburg.eu| Source: Wikipedia
- Landscape -
Tour of the Ortenau | approx. 120 km
The Ortenau stretches out over almost 70km from the Oos River by Baden-Baden and the Murg tributary in the North to the Bleichbach by Herbolzheim in the South, which is actually in the Breisgau region. The largest city in the Ortenau, as well as its cultural and economic center, is Offenburg. The steep western slopes of the Black Forest are typical for this region. They merge into the rolling hills of the vineyards, orchards and vegetable plantations. It is a pleasure to watch the landscape roll by on sunny days. To see the castle ruins sitting on top of the hills, stop in a cozy village and enjoy some homemade cake or a glass of wine on a garden terrace. The wine here is excellent. It’s well worth your time to stop at a winery and try some! You can get tips directly from Mr. Junghanns at the Hotel Hirschen.
At the weekly markets, regional harvest-fresh, organic fruits are on offer.
For shopping and strolling, stop in Offenburg.
- Nature Discovery -
“Black Forest National Park“, Schwarzwaldhochstrasse | 35 km
The Black Forest National Park begins at the northern end of the Wolf River Valley. Since 2014, a large part of the forests there have been able to grow freely. Nature has developed without intervention based on the principle ”a bit wilder”. A range of events in the current annual program show the diversity of the National Park – from the wood grouse to forest ecology to cooking with herbs. Let the National Park rangers take you off to gather new perspectives and view points, listen to exciting lectures or enjoy the wilderness with all your senses on a culinary hike. Find out more and get the dates for the events here:
- Action -
Hirschgrund Zipline, Schiltach | 10 km
The new, breathtaking zipline experience in the Black Forest with the longest single zipline in Germany. More information here: