Todtnauberg in the Südschwarzwald Nature Park

Let your gaze wander

Witness culture, nature 
and sustainability 

The Black Forest is one of the most striking and beautiful low mountain ranges in Germany. It is famous and recognized worldwide as a tourist region.

Feel the Seasons

Todtnauberg lies in one of the most beautiful high valleys of the southern Black Forest between 1,000 and 1,400 metres above sea level. This quiet place is an ideal starting point for hikers, bikers and winter sports enthusiasts. Situated at the end of the road and therefore without through traffic, a wide and open high valley with wonderful views of the flowery meadows and forests in summer and of the Alps and snow-covered fir trees in winter lays out before you.

Building Culture and Tradition

Varied cultural landscapes and historical townscapes characterize the region. The roofed courtyard, which is connected to the typical building in the Black Forest, characterizes the landscape. This cultural region, with its typical roof pulled down far, the wooden shingles on roofs and facades, the tiled stove in the living room and the cuckoo clock as the ultimate symbol of the area. Other symbols are the Black Forest cherry cake and the Bollenhut, a unique local headdress that is even said to have inspired the cake.


Todtnauberg is also home to what is probably the highest heated outdoor swimming pool in Germany. The pool is a real gem – not too large, close to nature and family-friendly. In the 24° water you can swim – gazing out on the Swiss Alps – while your children enjoy beach volleyball, table tennis or foosball. For overnight guests with a Konus card, bathing is even free of charge. The open-air swimming pool is maintained and operated by the inhabitants themselves with a great deal of love and voluntary commitment. Germany’s Chancellor is the most prominent member.
Once a year in autumn the Reading on the Mountain is held in Todtnauberg. It has already become a fixed institution, bringing a large regular audience to the Black Forest valley around the first advent. A literary meeting place where authors and their readers from Germany, Switzerland and nearby Alsace meet.

Every spring the Black Forest Cherry Cake Festival takes place in the City of Todtnauberg, where everything revolves around the world-famous cake. Professional and hobby confectioners present their creations of cream, biscuit, cherries, chocolate and cherry brandy to a large audience. The best and most beautiful cherry cakes are awarded prizes. Afterwards, the cakes are put up for sale for charity.
Whoever comes to Todtnauberg as a guest and is interested in philosophy will also seek out Martin Heidegger. From 1933 to 1934 he was rector of the University of Freiburg, a period marked by an ambivalent and unresolved relationship with National Socialism. Heidegger continued to live in Freiburg and Todtnauberg even after the Second World War. Here he wrote his well-known philosophical treatise "Sein und Zeit". Around his cabin in Todtnauberg leads an approximately 6.2 km long circular path with great views of the village. On the hike you will find very special seating and views in the form of giant chairs, bird houses and small benches until you reach the Fatima Chapel. An ideal place for a break with a wonderful view out over Todtnauberg. From here you can make a small detour on the way back to behold the longest bench in the world with its astounding panoramic view. It is 44 m long and offers a box seat view of the Alps on clear days.

Should you feel hungry after hiking or want to do some shopping, you will find a small shop in the center of the village where you get anything you need. For larger purchases, we recommend shopping in Todtnau, approx. 7 km away.

Refreshments are available at Hotel Engel, Herrihof, Pizzeria Romantica and Restaurant Waldblick. For coffee and cake we recommend the small new village café opposite the pizzeria, the Bergfried Cafe and the Glöcklehof. All of them bake their own cakes.
Ski lifts and cross-country ski runs
Four ski lifts and numerous cross-country trails offer alpine winter sports enthusiasts downhill runs of all levels of difficulty and cross-country skiers varied landscapes and wonderful views. Information on the ski area can be found at

Hasenhorn Coaster in Todtnau
Vom Hasenhorn schlängelt sich in Steilkurven die Rodelbahn auf Schienen ca. 2,9 km ins Tal nach Todtnau. Den Ausgangspunkt erreichen Sie mit dem Doppelsessellift der Sie in ca. 15 Minuten zum Startpunkt bringt. Weitere Infos unter:

Todtnauer Wasserfall
From the Hasenhorn the toboggan run winds in steep curves on rails approximately 2.9 km into the valley to Todtnau. Take the double chairlift up to the starting point, a ride of about 15 minutes. Further information at:

A small alternative to the amusement park in Rust is the Steinwasenpark in Oberried. Here you can experience countless attractions with your family (chair lift with double toboggan run, Space Runner, Glacier Flash, River Splash), a zoo and the longest pedestrian rope bridge in the world, with which you can cross over the whole park at 30 m height.
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At 1493 m, it is the highest mountain in the Black Forest and in Baden-Württemberg.
You can walk it in about 2.5 hours on foot from Todtnauberg, or in about 20 minutes by car via Todtnau along the B 317 to Feldberg.

Mining Museum Schauinsland
The mine, created 800 years ago, has over the years extracted lead, silver and zinc. The length is approximately 100 km and is spread over 22 levels. It is the largest mine in the Black Forest. It is open from May first to November first and there are regular guided tours. The museum mine is located on the Schauinsland, not far from the parking lot and near the top station of the Schauinsland cable car.
Bauernhaus Schniederlihof
Built in 1592, the farm in Hofsgrund was converted into a museum in 1973. As in our Black Forest house, the residential and commercial building with the stable is also located here under one roof. The museum is open from May to October on weekends and public holidays. In July and August it is also open on weekdays.

Radonrevitalbad Menzenschwand
Approximately 14 km from Todtnauberg is the Radonrevitalbad in Menzenschwand. Wellness has found its ideal location here with its modern architecture, its unique location and its health and wellness facilities. The bath is supplied with radon-containing water for therapeutics and fluoride-containing water from two healing springs in the nearby Krunkelbach valley for the wellness area.

Badeparadies Schwarzwald-Titisee
Here you can expect a light-flooded pool with tropical temperatures, turquoise blue water and pure Caribbean feeling. Whether action and fun on 22 high-tech slides, relaxing with exotic cocktails under more than 300 palm trees or enjoying special wellness moments, in "vital pools" and themed saunas, everyone will find their personal paradise here.

During a longer stay in Todtnauberg, an excursion to the city of Freiburg in Breisgau, about 30 km away, is a great idea, perhaps even a “must”. Other nearby cities are Mulhouse and Strasbourg in France, and Basel and Zurich in Switzerland.

For a trip to Freiburg, we recommend the Green City Hotel in Vauan. When you stay here, you have not only chosen a first-class 3-star superior hotel garni, but also one with an ecological, sustainable and social orientation.