Touring Ideas

The Wolf valley

The Wolf valley is situated amidst the Black Forest. It is a side valley to the Kinzig River and extends over 23km from the Schwarzwaldhochstraße to Kniebis, Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach through to Wolfach. It has an altitude from 400 – 900 m. The Wolf valley is named after the wild and romantic Wolf stream that enters the Kinzig River in Wolfach.

Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach is situated amidst this valley and is part of the northern Black Forest. The highest mineral and moor bath that is situated on 430m a.s.l.  can be found here.

The area is characterized by its untouched landscape and impressive nature spectacles such as the water fall Burgbachwasserfall, the Glaswaldsee Lake and the Kastelstein stone – a true paradise for those who love hiking and nature.

The versatile and undulating landscape offers the perfect route for every hiker, no matter what the level of difficulty is – from short walks to high-level day-hiking trips.

 

 

Wolfach

Wolfach is situated right at the Kinzig River. The Fürstenberger Schloss in the center of the town, now a raftsman and heritage museum, as well as lovely cafés, restaurants and shops attract people. The traffic-calmed main street is characterized by the historic town hall, the town gate and various lovely bourgeois houses.
The "Bollenhut", a hat that is part of the regional garb and symbol for the Black Forest, has its origin in Wolfach.

Trip destinations

The direct surrounding offers many historic tourist attractions that guarantee exciting day trips. Examples are Baden-Baden with its famous Casino or Freiburg and Straßburg with the impressive cathedrals and historic downtowns.

 

The Waldkulturhaus

The Waldkulturhaus in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach presents multiple cultural facets of the forest and gives insight into the time of the old forestry in the Wolf valley.

Open-air pool

Our idyllic open-air bath is situated directly at the Wolf stream. A large meadow with garden check, ping pong table, beach volley ball field and playground invite to stay. Besides the large swimming pool, a children’s pool and a baby pool are available. The water temperature comes to 23°. Children are welcome.

Miniature golf

The miniature golf in Schapbach with 18 tracks of various difficulty levels is part of the leisure time facilities situated at the Wolf stream. The pool kiosk with its lovely terrace invites to enjoy some refreshment after the golf matches.

The Burgbachwasserfall

The free falling waterfall Burgbachwasserfall with an altitude of 32m is another tourist attraction in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach. The observation pavilion on the upper rocks provides a beautiful view into the Burgbach valley.

The wolf and bear park

The popular wolf and bear park is situated between Bad Rippoldsau and Schapbach. On about 10ha, 9 bears and 3 wolfs found a new home. The park is accessible by foot. Dogs are allowed.

The Glaswaldsee Lake

The Glaswaldsee Lake is part of a natural reserve. It was formed by a glacier during the last ice age. The up to 11m deep and 3ha large lake is seamed by bold watersides. Its diameter varies from 170 up to 220m. The lake is being fed by subterranean water ingresses.

The Kastelstein stone

The Kastelstein stone, elevated on an altitude of 823m, is a striking rock made of red sandstone and a remarkable landmark in Bad Rippoldau-Schapbach. It has an elongated shape and is made of several horizontally arranged stone layers of different solidity.

MiMa

We invite you to have a look at the wonderful world of minerals and mathematics in a way you have perhaps never done before. The MiMa museum does not only host the one-of-a-kind minerals of the Black Forest region or provides insights into mathematical theories, it especially presents the connection between minerals and mathematics: interactive installations let you understand symmetry and crystallography in a playful way.

The visitos’ mine Grube Wenzel

Under expert guidance, the area open to the public can be visited or "driven on", as miners say, on a distance of about 1000m.

The biker showroom „Bruno‘s kleine Motorradbühne“

In the biker showroom „Bruno‘s kleine Motorradbühne“ in Oberwolfach,  beautifully restored bikes are being presented for those who admire bikes and bike nostalgia.

 

Mineralienhalde Grube Clara

From April to November, the Mineralienhalde Grube Clara in Wolfach-Kirnbach offers you the unique opportunity to search for rare minerals by yourself. The supplies of stones come from the mine „Grube Clara”, one of the world’s richest mines in minerals - a pleasure for children and adults. In addition, children are invited to do the “gold washing”.

The glassworks Dorothenhütte

In the glassworks Dorothenhütte in Wolfach that still manufactures mouth blown glass, visitors can take a stroll through the glass museum and blow a vase by themselves.

Vogtsbauernhof in Gutach

Would you like to discover how people from the Black Forest lived and worked in the past 400 years? Visit the Black Forest farms, mills, saws, parlours and barns at the Vogtsbauernhof in Gutach. A pleasure for the entire family.

Summer toboggan run in Gutach

On the summer toboggan run in Gutach, lots of fun is waiting for you. You will be driven up to the top station in 300m height by lift in your Black Forest toboggan and enjoy an exciting ride down the valley. The journey with a great variety of passages like loops, jumps and tunnels is 1150m long.

Triberg waterfalls

The Triberg waterfalls, Germany’s highest waterfalls, offer a one-of-a-kind natural spectacle. The roaring and foaming water falls down a 163m deep gorge. The waterfall can be explored on three different paths: The natural, the cultural and the cascade path. Just as Titisee/Neustadt, Triberg is the town of the Cuckoo clocks.

Mummelsee

The 3.7ha large and 17m deep Mummelsee Lake is situated on an altitude of 1028.5m a.s.l. near the fabulous Schwarzwaldhochstraße road in the northern Black Forest. On the northern and eastern side, the lake is seamed by bold and wooded slopes and has a perimeter of around 800m. The waterside adjoins to the Katzenkopf on the western side and to the Hornisgrinde on the northern side, the highest mountain of the northern Black Forest with an altitude of 1163m.

Europa-Park in Rust

The Europa-Park in Rust is the largest theme park in Germany, attracting 4.6 million visitors every year. On a surface of 940.000m², the park is home to16 themed areas and over 100 roller coasters, attractions and shows. The park is about 80km away from our camping site and can be reached in a one-hour drive.