Short vacation Black Forest: four days hiking at Notschrei, Feldberg, Wutach – gorge

4 Days

Your trip

Look forward to an extended hiking weekend in the beautiful Black Forest. This short vacation combines active nature experience with relaxation and culture.

In the most beautiful Black Forest romance, in the valley of the Höllental railroad of the southern Upper Black Forest between Freiburg and Lake Titisee, we offer you 4 days of relaxation and active recreation. You will stay in a typical Black Forest family hotel of the 3-star category in Kirchzarten an der Breisam.

In the organization of the days you are completely free. We propose you two quite massive hikes. They guide you
> up to the highest point in Baden Württemberg, the Feldberg
> and into the Grand Canyon of the Black Forest, the Wutach – and the Gaubach Gorge.

But you can also shorten both routes with the train and the hiking bus – or alternatively take the Höllentalbahn for a day to Freiburg or to Titisee and Schluchsee. Hike – relax. Just as you like.


You will stay in hotels of good 3*** category with wellness area and sauna. The selected houses are located in the valley of the Dreisam in the winter towns along the Höllentalbahn from Freiburg to Titisee. Please pay tourist tax, if due, directly on site.

The rooms are individually decorated: from simple and functional to spacious and sophisticated, you can choose between two categories or suites. The latter we ask you to request when booking. The rooms mostly have a balcony and are actually all very quiet.

All rooms are exclusively non-smoking. They have 120cm or 140cm box spring beds, shower, WC, safe, minibar, telephone, flat screen TV, hairdryer and are mostly equipped with I-Pod docking station.


The price of the trip includes a rich breakfast buffet every day.

You can also have an excellent dinner at your hotel. However, we have not included this in the base price to leave you the flexibility to choose.


At the starting hotel you will receive the KONUS card. This allows you to use trains and buses free of charge during your entire trip. In the evening, explore the valley, the southern Baden university city of Freiburg, Lake Titisee, Lake Schluchsee or treat yourself to a day off for this. The area of application extends over the entire Black Forest to the High Rhine and the bordering Lake Constance region. A plus in flexibility!

bus 271 7215
shuttles between Freiburg and Todtnau. It takes you every hour from the center of Kirchzarten(stop elementary school) to the starting point of our first hiking proposal, stop Nordic-Center Notschrei, direction Todtnau. You can view the current plan at the hotel or, for example, at

The S-Bahn 10 of the Höllentalbahn takes you – mostly every hour – in just under an hour’s travel time from Kirchzarten station to the starting point of our second hiking suggestion, the Two Gorges Tour Wutach and Gaubach.

Please inquire about the current travel times and any special features of the day at, for example, before starting your journey.


By train

> From the west via Freiburg, from the east via Donaueschingen, drive to Kirchzarten station near Freiburg. Timetables and tickets at

By car

> You arrive at Freiburg via the Rhine Valley highways and then drive the Höllental valley in the direction of Titisee until you reach Kirchzarten.

> Parking: a free unguarded parking lot is available on the hotel premises for the duration of your trip.

Requirements & route

In the organization of the days you are, as I said, completely free.

The two hikes we propose to you are both quite demanding. Please leave in time for the bus in the morning (Day 1 ->
Bus 271 7215
direction Todtnau Notschrei) or to the train (S10 direction Villingen Schwenningen, Donaueschingen to station Löffingen).

You are on the way on up to 1,500 meters of altitude. The hike on day 1 takes about 7 – 8 hours, the 2 gorges tour on day 2 takes about 8 to 9 hours.

All trips that we suggest you by bus and train, you have already paid with the KONUS card.

Maps and navigation

You can find the entire tour as a collection at komoot . If you want to use the maps for navigation, please install – if not already done – the komoot app on your mobile device a few days BEFORE your trip. To do so, please register at Then download the tours from this collection to your device. Please contact us with any questions in advance of your trip.

You can find the Komoot app at the following link:

You need the Komoot app and the tour descriptions from this collection if you want to ride according to navigation prompts. Of course you can also follow the clouds “free nose”.

Your route is described in the Komoot Collection


Please note that the hikes on this tour may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. Please also note our information on entering Germany under our country information. Please also see our notes on package tours. You can also find more ideas about events and tips in the region on our toptours page.

What to expect:

  • the winter magic of the Upper Black Forest
  • a well-developed practice and training area for classic and skating in the most beautiful Black Forest scenery
  • a cozy wellness hotel in the Black Forest winter village of Kirchzarten in the Dreisamtal valley
  • a few days of relaxation in the winter landscape of the southern Black Forest: set off on the Höllentalbahn to Schluchsee, Titisee, Feldberg or Freiburg
  • free use of all buses and trains in the region with the KONUS guest card

Day by day

Arrival :
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival

Reach your hotel. Arrive. Discover Kirchzarten and the wintry Dreisamtal. If you like, enjoy relaxing in the sauna after the ride. Visit one of the many nice cafes or restaurants in town.

Notschrei - Feldberg :
Day 2

Hike Notschrei – Feldberg – Feldbergsee – Bärental train station, 19 km, 500 m ↑, 660 m ↓, ~ 7 h

Today you will climb the highest mountain in Baden Württemberg, the summit of the Black Forest.

Please take the
bus line 271 7215
from the center of Kirchzarten, stop elementary school , 5 minutes walk from the hotel, to the starting point of our first hiking proposal, the stop Nordic-Center Notschrei. Please drive in the direction of Todtnau. The bus runs mostly every hour. The bus ride takes about half an hour.

Please leave on time, bswp. at 08:58. Please check with the hotel the night before for current departure times and directions to the bus stop.

From the Nordic Center, please follow the route description that we have created for you on komoot. You can find the route under the link Notschrei Feldberg – Feldbergsee – Bahnhof Bärental | Wanderung .

The beautiful high trail leads you over the Feldberg down to the Feldbergsee and back up a bit to the Feldberg Bärental train station, the highest train station in Germany. From there you take the S1 back to Kirchzarten in the evening. Depending on the time, please change in Titisee in the direction of Kirchzarten -> Freiburg.

Please note that you can also shorten the route. To do this, do NOT descend from the Feldberg summit in the direction of Feldbergsee but follow the path in the direction of Feldberg Ort, Passhöhe. From there you can take the bus to Bärental station and change to the train. We have included this variant as an alternative in our komoot collection.

On this “small” tour you are then only 13 km and about 5 h on the road.

Please inform yourself about the current departure times e.g. at

Wutach gorge Gaubach gorge :
Day 3

Hike Löffingen – Wutach Gorge – Gaubach Gorge – Döggingen, 22 km, 450 m ↑, 500 m ↓, ~ 8 h

Today you will climb through two beautiful gorges: Down the Wutach and up the Gaubach. You can find the route description on komoot at

To do so, please take the S10 from Kirchzarten station in the direction of Villingen to Löffingen station. Start on time. It’s going to be a long day. Please familiarize yourself with the timetable before you start your trip, e.g. at

For the summer 2023 timetable, we suggest that you leave at 08:53 from Kirchzarten station with the S10 in the direction of Villingen. You will be in Löffingen at 09:43 and have the whole day for this great hike.

In the evening you take the S10 from the train station Döggingen back to Kirchzarten.

Alternatively, you can choose a shorter variant and hike only down the Wutach gorge.

To do this, take the train, the S 10, from Kirchzarten to Löffigen station. There you change to the hiking bus line 7259. The bus will take you from the train station to the starting point of the hike at the Schattenmühle hiking parking lot. The hiking bus runs daily until 08.10.2023. However, since times vary, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the schedule BEFOREhand. You can find the 2023 timetable for example. at the link

Your timetable could look like this (data without guarantee):

> Kirchzarten train station: 09:53 with the S 10 in the direction of Villingen

> Arrival in Löffingen at 10:43, change to the hiking bus line 7259 departure at 11:14.

> Arrival at the Wutach Schattenmühle hikers’ parking lot at 11:28.

From there you walk about 13 km, 4 to 5 hours down the Wutach river to the Wutachmühle hiking parking lot.

After the tour, take the hiking bus line 950 from Wutachmühle to Döggingen train station and take the S 10 back to Kirchzarten. Please note that the last regular bus leaves Wutachmühle at 17:30 (as of summer 2023). There are two more departures at 18:37 and at 19:37. However, these two departures are only offered with the call bus. To do this, please call up to one hour before departure tel. r. 07721/913-2020 to.

Again, please familiarize yourself with the departure times beforehand, ex. at

Follow our route description on komoot under the link: Löffingen Wutach Schattenmühle – Wutachmühle.

Enjoy the day!

Departure day :
Day 4

Day 5: Farewell day

After breakfast, say goodbye to the Black Forest – or stay a while longer. Please let us know when booking if you would like an extra night. In any case, we look forward to your comments on the trip and wish you a safe journey home!



Your package contains:

  • 3 nights in a family Black Forest hotel in Hinterzarten in the booked category
  • Plenty of good, regional Naturparkwirte breakfast buffet
  • All trips by bus & train in the region
  • Parking lot
  • WLAN

It does not contain:

  • Directions to Kirchzarten
  • Tourist tax incl. ÖPNV ticket family card / KONUS card please pay on site
  • Everything that is not explicitly listed under included services

Dates and prices

Travel start 2024: every day possible in …
Season 1 28.06. – 21.07., 06.09. – 27.10. and 04.11. – 15.12.
Season 2 22.07. – 05.09. and 28.10. – 03.11.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2
Double room with breakfast / pers 330 € 380 €
Single room w. breakfast 500 € 550 €
Double room with breakfast / pers 400 € 450 €
Single room w. breakfast 550 € 590 €
Extra nights
Double room w. breakfast / pers 85 85 €
Single w. Breakfast 110 110 €
Double room w. breakfast / pers 90 90 €
Single w. Breakfast 130 130 €
Additional services
Rental bike e-bike 2 days 70 €


Can I arrive by train?

Yes – nothing better than that. You get on the train, you get on the vacation. The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from Kirchzarten train station. On site you do not need a car. The bus will take you to the Nordic Centre Notschrei and the starting point of the cross-country trails. By train you can travel to Freiburg, to the Titisee, to the Schluchsee, to the Feldberg or also in the direction of Donaueschingen across the entire southern Black Forest along the world-famous Wutach Gorge, the “Grand Canyon” of the Black Forest. And best of all, you’ve already paid for all of this. With the tourist tax you get the KONUS card. It is valid in the entire public transport of the entire region in all trains and buses.

Where can I park?

Directly on site at the hotel parking lot. Please note, however: On site you will – most likely – not need a car. All destinations can be easily reached by public transport, which is fully included in the price. The hotel itself is located near the S-Bahn station of the Dreisamtalbahn Kirchzarten.

We recommend: Download the komoot app on your phone, search for this "Collection", download the routes on your phone and let the app guide you as navigator and inspirer.

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