Leisure tips

An excellent location!

Peace and quiet. Nature. Menzenschwand is in the upper Albtal valley, at the southern foot of Feldberg mountain. Walks through the beautiful valley are almost compulsory. And if the weather does not play along, a visit to the cathedral in St Blasien beckons in any weather. Or perhaps a visit to the "Le Petit Salon Winterhalter" museum in Menzenschwand? Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 19th century painter of royalty, was born here. Enough culture? You can relax and unwind in the "Radon Revital Thermalbad" spa and leisure centre. Fancy a little trip? Feldberg mountain and Schluchsee lake are not far away.
Or would you prefer to go to the Rhine Falls or historical Basel?

The hostel is located at the entrance to the village of Menzenschwand.

Leisure activities

  • Radon Revital Thermalbad (spa & leisure complex)
  • Football field (600 m from the hostel)
  • Barbecue area (about 600 m away)
  • Large network of hiking and mountain bike trails
  • Cross country skiing trail and ski lift about 200 m from the hostel
  • 2 ski lifts in the village (Spießhorn ski arena)
  • 2 bowling alleys around 15 minutes away on foot
  • Mini golf course
  • Playground and game reserve
  • "Le Petit Salon Winterhalter" museum dedicated to 2 brothers, both painters
  • Paragliding

Hiking - nothing but nature

  • Wutachschlucht ravine (get there by bus).
  • Waterfall (Wed, Sat, Sun lit up at night; (45 minutes)
  • Schluchtensteig (climb up the ravine) (multi-day tour - St Blasien is a stop along the way)
  • Menzenschwander Albtal valley (many options between 1 and 8 hours long)
  • St Blasien with the early classical domed church and college (former Benedictine abbey; (2.5 hours)
  • Bernau (birthplace of painter Hans Thoma) with Farm Museum and Hans-Thoma-Museum (2.5 hours)
  • Schluchsee lake (2.5 hours)
  • Herzogenhorn (1,415 m; approx. 3 hours)
  • Feldberg (1493 m) (various routes, 3 - 4 hours long)
The times indicated refer to the way there; please make sure that you schedule enough time for the return trip.

Hiking destinations with children:

  • Zauberwald ("Magic Forest") in Bernau (6 km)
  • Spielbergwerk ("play mine) in Dachberg (12 km)
  • Wichtelweg ("Goblin Trail) ("House of Nature" in Feldberg, 20 km)
  • Zauberweg ("Magic Path") on Hasenhorn-Todtnau (20 km)

Lots to experience

  • Feldberg Haus der Natur ("House of Nature") (20 km)
  • Hasenhorn Coaster (longest toboggan run in Germany, 20 km)
  • Glassblowing in Höllental (35 km)
  • Wutachschlucht (35 km, no public transport)
  • Erdmannhöhle Show Caves in Hasel (stalactite caves, 40 km)
  • Furtwangen Clock Museum (50 km)
  • Freiburg (55 km)
  • Schaffhausen/Rhine Falls (65 km)
  • Basel in Switzerland (65 km)
  • Kaiserstuhl mountains (70 km)
  • Europapark (75 km)
  • Colmar (100 km)

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