Feldberg. The highest mountain in the Black Forest, Germany.

Feldberg is a popular ski resort in winter while in summer it is popular with nature-lovers hiking in the extensive nature park. Situated in the southern Black Forest, on a clear day enjoy panoramic views of the Austrian, German and Swiss Alps, French Vosges Mountains and also Mt Blanc in the French Alps.

The open space on top of the 1493 metre mountain is called Seebuck and you can either walk up or catch a chairlift.  There you will find a memorial to the first German Empire Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and the 45 metre high observation tower Feldbergturm.

Seebuck and the Feldbergturm.

The Feldbergturm has an elevator inside so no stair climbing required.

Memorial for Otto von Bismarck.

Memorial for Otto von Bismarck.

For skiers, Feldberg Snowpark has 55 kilometres of alpine ski runs catering to all difficulty levels and 31 ski lifts with a free bus network linking the area.

Feldberg in winter.

Feldberg in winter.

In winter you don’t have to visit just to ski. There are numerous Après Ski bars including one where I have spent many a white Christmas – the “Himalaya Lodge” – drinking Gluhwein or hot Himalayan punch.  For €5 you can eat as much as you like Chili Con Carne or various soups in the comfy wooden hut.

Inside the Himalaya Lodge.

Inside the Himalaya Lodge.

Below the Feldberg summit is my favourite part of the Black Forest to visit. A path from Feldberghof where the main hotel and tiny shopping village is, leads you to Feldsee, a small circular lake semi-surrounded by bedrock cliffs or spruce and fir trees.  The peaceful natural scenery is quiet place to cool off on hot summer days and watch fish jump up out of the water.

Looking down on Feldsee and Black Forest valleys from Seebuck.

Looking down on Feldsee and Black Forest valleys from Seebuck.

On the path down to Feldsee.

On the path down to Feldsee.

Another attraction is the Haus der Natur (House of Nature). Basically it is a natural history museum with multimedia and interactive exhibits explaining nature conservation and how the Black Forest landscape was formed over millions of years.

Getting there: – From Freiburg take the train to Titisee and catch a bus in the direction of Todtnau.

Himalaya Lodge (Ski season only):- Bus 7300 from Titisee. Get off at Grafenmatt, the stop after Feldberghof in the direction of Todtnau.

Feldberg Ski information in English

Related posts:

Titisee

Hinterzarten

Schauinsland

Todtnau

Black Forest

 

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