Your summer holiday destination

How to cool down

Refreshing tips in the Black Forest Highlands

Fresh, fresher, Black Forest Highlands! In summer, when the air is stagnant and the heat is oppressive at lower altitudes, it's time for you to discover the heights of the Black Forest Highlands! The deep blue of lake Titisee, the bubbling waters of the Danube, or the numerous natural outdoor pools are just a few of the many refreshing places in the region.

Now all you have to do is book your accommodation, pack your suitcase - don't forget your swimming trunks! - and off you go on your summer vacation!

The region's many springs, which provide the best drinking water and are a lifeline for the entire Black Forest Highlands, show that water is not only a source of pleasure, but also a valuable resource.

Water activities

Refreshing moments

Jump into the picturesque lake Schlüchtsee or take a pedal boat ride on the St. Georgen monastery pond. You never have to look far to cool off in the Black Forest Highlands! A brandnew experience ensures thrills high above the Todtnau Waterfall on the new BlackForestLine Todtnau suspension bridge.

Hikers can cool off in the Wutach Gorge or on tours along the waterfalls, while you can enjoy the gentle breeze on a boat ride on Lake Schluchsee. You'll soon forget the summer heat!

Baden am Schluchsee - im Sommer eine herrliche Abkühlung

Your summer vacation

Find your accommodation

Are you more of a vacation apartment type or do you fancy the comforts of a hotel? No matter what you decide, or if you prefer camping, here are some tips on where to stay on your vacation.

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Insider tips for your vacation

6 refreshing spots in the Black Forest Highlands

Have you ever heard of the Windberg Gorge? Narrow paths, rushing waterfalls and lush greenery run through the small side valley near St. Blasien. A true idyll hidden deep in the forest for nature lovers and hikers. An insider tip for a family vacation is the spa park in Schonach. Kids will love the water playground with stream, raft and all!

Experience the summer freshness

Events & Experiences

Big festivities are waiting to be celebrated again this summer! First and foremost, the lake night festivals at Schluchsee and Titisee, but also light festivals and smaller events such as the picnic summer will enter a new round in 2024! 

All things to do

Along the water


Boots off and bathing suit on! What could be better than a summer hike with a stop for a dip? Discover the most beautiful biking and hiking routes along the lakes and rivers of the Black Forest Highlands, where a refreshing swim is always just a stone's throw away. Not for swimming, but all the more refreshing, is a tour on the Waterfall Trail. The highlight is the new suspension rope bridge that stretches 120 meters over the Todtnau waterfall.

all summer activites