The southern black forest attracts with sunny valleys in the west, picturesque towns and the highest mountains. Freiburg im Breisgau, on the southwestern edge of the black forest, is an attractive city.
Breathtaking scenery awaits you everywhere, whether you drive along the main highways, or on the smaller side roads.
Talking about the highest mountains, im Südschwarzwald these are:
Feldberg (1,493 m / 4,898 ft),
Herzogenhorn (1,415 m / 4,642 ft),
Belchen (1,414 m / 4,639 ft),
Schauinsland (1,284 m / 4,213 ft)
So it is no surprise that the central part of the southern black forest is called "Hochschwarzwald" (high black forest).
The Südschwarzwald is bordered by the Rhine in the south, the river also builds the border to Switzerland here. Once the Rhine changes its course northwards, it builds the border with France. The mild climate of the Rhine valley influences the climate of the western slopes of the black forest as well.
Join me on a few round trips through stunning landscapes. If you have some time to spend in the area, take a break and stay in one of the picturesque towns and spa resorts.
Find a map on the bottom of this page and links to check out hotels for each town along the route. What else do you need to plan a fantastic vacation in the southern black forest?
Leave Freiburg on the Bundesstrasse 31 (national highway 31) to the east. The narrow Höllental between Kirchzarten and Titisee is a highlight on this route.
This is another lovely route to reach the Hochschwarzwald.
Did you find a city/town you want to visit for a couple of days?
Are you wondering where to stay?
Use the search tool to find hotels in the black forest.
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Here is a map of the southern black forest to help you plan your trip to this most wonderful part of Germany.
Looking for a map that you can take with you on your travels? The Michelin Southwest Map 545 covers Baden-Württemberg and the black forest.
Although it is easier to travel by car, you can also reach many destinations by public transport (train and bus).
Check out bahn.com for train connections and tickets.