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Hiking in the new Black Forest National Park

The Black Forest National Park (German: Nationalpark Schwarzwald) was established in 2014, covering 10,000 hectares (39 sq. miles) of unspoilt nature. Relish the fresh air and the joys of nature left to its own devices in the new northern Black Forest.

The landscape in the national park is quite unique in character: dark green forests spread over gently rolling hills which are dotted with moorland areas and ​small, deep and dark lakes originating from the ice age, surrounded by wild crags. In the highland areas of the Black Forest, the typical heath-like pastures known as  ‘Grinden’ await discovery.

A guided tour is a particular pleasure, allowing you to share rangers' knowledge and enthusiasm. Options range from ornithological tours through wild mushroom hunting to an opportunity to join a chef searching for wild herbs. There are more than 300 tours and other events to choose from throughout the year.

The ‘Chalet Bergweide’ is perfectly located between the northern and southern part of the national park (see map). It is a perfect base for many exciting tours. If you take the car to other starting points, the hiking options are virtually unlimited.

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