Leisure tips

An excellent location!

The sun is shining. It hasn't been freezing here for a long time. The former glacial lake of Schluchsee was dammed between 1929 and 1932 to form the present reservoir and is 930 m above sea level. Fancy seeing Schluchsee lake from on high? Riesenbühlturm tower offers a panoramic view across the lake. Fantastic. Or how about a walk around the lake? Too far? From May to October, the 18 km walk can be shortened by trips on the St Nikolas pleasure boat. Or how about a stroll through the municipality of Schluchsee? St Nicholas Church and its 13th century bell tower and the Heimethus am Scheffelbach, which showcases local crafts and has a costume museum, await you. Off you go - on foot or by bike

The hostel is at the southeastern end of Schluchsee lake. 200 m from the lakeshore.

Leisure activities

  • Public bathing beach next door (200 m)
  • Outdoor swimming pool (2 km) with slide, heated pool
  • Water sports such as sailing, surfing, boating, swimming, diving, fishing, ...
  • Cycling and mountain biking tours
  • Roller Coaster - the longest toboggan run in Germany
  • High ropes course in Titisee
  • "Badeparadies" - waterpark with slides and pools
  • Toboggan run, ski slopes and cross-country ski trails nearby

Hiking - nothing but nature

  • View from Riesenbühlturm (tower)(4 km)
  • St Blasien (10 km)
  • Wutachschlucht canyon (outward & return journey by bus) (between 10 and 14 km)
  • Feldberg mountain (17 km; one way by bus)
  • Walk around Schluchsee lake (18 km)

  • Modellbahnzentrum Schluchsee (model railways) (2 km)
  • Badeparadies ("bathing paradise") in Titisee with slides, spa and sauna area (18 km)
  • St Blasien with the third largest domed church in Europe (about 18 km)
  • Höchenschwand Natursportzentrum (natural sports centre) (about 18 km)
  • Neighbouring towns of Hinterzarten and Titisee-Neustadt with ski jumps, Bähnle ("little train") or Seestraße - the shopping street (20-30 km)
  • Feldberg 1,493 m above sea level, nature reserve (about 20 km)
  • Bonndorf, Schloss-Narrenstuben (carnival museum) (350 miniature fools), Japanese garden (about 20 km)
  • Löffingen with wildlife park (30 km)
  • Freiburg, with its Gothic cathedral, museums, old gates, Bächle (water-filled runnels) ... (about 40 km)
  • Blumberg Sauschwänzlebahn (steam train)
  • Switzerland: Schaffhausen Rhine Falls (about 60 km)
  • Kaiserstuhl Breisach am Rhein (60 km)
  • Europapark Rust (80 km)
  • Basel, Switzerland / Basel (90 km)
  • Colmar, France (km 120)
  • Furtwangen Clock Museum, Triberg waterfalls, Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhöfe (open-air farming museum) in Gutach

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