ENJOY THE PLEASANT DIVERSITY OF THE BLACK FOREST
The village of Höchenschwand is located in the heart of the beautiful Southern Black Forest. Supposedly, you will now imagine an unspoilt nature, majestic trees, pristine woodlands and you may virtually breathe the fresh air, gently filled with the scent of resin. This imagination matches indeed the reality, however Höchenschwand and its surroundings have many more things to offer. You can, for example, enjoy a wide range of amazing outdoor pursuits depending on the season, such as horse riding, golf, windsurfing, boccia, sledging and snowshoeing, to cite only a few. If you fancy a shopping spree, or if you would like to enjoy cultural performances of international level, you can travel within a short time to the cities of Freiburg, Bale or Zurich. There are actually many things to do and to see in the local area. You can start your exploration tour right here on the following pages.
A MYTH EVOLVING OVER TIME
The mountain range takes its name from the Roman denomination “Silva Nigra”, meaning literally “Black Forest”. However, this was not by poetry: they conceived the Black Forest as a gloomy expanse of impenetrable woodlands with steep sided gorges, infested with wild animals.
HUMANS AND NATURE IN HARMONY
The Naturpark Südschwarzwald, the largest sanctuary of its kind in Germany, is covered by woodlands of 3,940 square kilometres. This may sound awesome, however you will be even more impressed learning more about the meaning of the term Naturpark Südschwarzwald. (Image source: © VDN_Uta H)
SPLENDID VIEWS IN ANY SEASON
The climatic resort of Höchenschwand is situated at an altitude of 1,015 metres above sea level on a mighty plateau on the southern edge of the Black Forest overlooking the Rhine valley. Höchenschwand consists of the central village and ten hamlets scattered in the surroundingsn.
EXPLORE THE BLACK FOREST
A FREE RAIL AND BUS TICKET AS WELCOME GIFT
When staying with us, you will receive the Black Forest Guest Card with the “KONUS” symbol, which entitles the visitor to free use of the public transportation system in the Black Forest. Below you find some suggestions for exploration tours with buses and trains.
Our region offers endless opportunities for enjoyable days out, including summits, beautiful towns, leisure parks and many more attractions. We have compiled a list of wonderful sights within easy reach from Höchenschwand. You will be spoilt for choice. We wish you a pleasant visit!