The Sauschwänzle Trail gourmet trail, a nostalgic flair paired with beautiful nature. The unique panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, the unspoiled natural landscape of the Wutachflühen and the historic steam train ride make up the charm of this route.
This hike along the Sauschwänzle Trail is a special nature experience. It leads through fields and meadows with a unique panoramic view of the Swiss Alps and the unspoiled natural landscape of the Wutachflühen. Along the way, we learn interesting facts about Black Forest ham in an interactive way. The Sauschwänzle Trail leads past three installations that tell interesting stories about the homeland, tradition and production of Black Forest ham. The Sauschwänzle Trail with the Sauschwänzle Railway offers the perfect combination of exercise and experience. After the hike, we enjoy the historic steam train ride back to Blumberg- Zollhaus station. Here we experience nostalgic flair surrounded by beautiful nature.
This route is presented by Schwarzwaldhof.
After the hike, enjoy the historic steam train ride with the Sauschwänzlebahn.
Rest stopsBäckerei Café Jim Knöpfle
Surefootedness and good shoes are absolutely necessary! A head for heights is a prerequisite. Please enquire about the trail conditions in the Wutachflühen before starting the route at www.wutachschlucht.de, especially after rainfall.
Assess your ability realistically.
Tips and hints
The Sauschwänzlebahn is a train route like something out of a famous German children's book: tracks wind through the landscape, tunnels lead through mountains, valleys are overcome with stately bridges and a historic locomotive in the middle of the route. The route runs 25 kilometers from Blumberg-Zollhaus to Weizen over four bridges, through six tunnels and back again. When people talk about the Sauschwänzlebahn, they are not referring to the locomotives, but to the route itself. Those who think of a little pig when they hear the name of the Sauschwänzlebahn are also wrong. The museum railway takes its name from one of its tunnels. The "Große Stockhalde" forms a spiral in its course. The train travels in a circle in the tunnel, so to speak, overcoming more than 15 meters in altitude. And because this route in the tunnel as a whole is reminiscent of a curled pig's tail, the railway line is called the Sauschwänzlebahn. Even though the name of the railway has nothing to do with "little pigs", an important Black Forest product is presented along the way: the Black Forest ham. The history and production of the world-famous product are presented at three interesting stations that you pass during
the route. The Blumberger Railway Museum and the Riding Signal Box at Blumberg-Zollhaus station should not be missed at the beginning of the route or after the ride. The museum, housed in the former goods shed of Blumberg-Zollhaus station, takes you through
the history of the Sauschwänzlebahn and displays many nostalgic mementos from the past steam railway era.
Getting thereBlumberg-Zollhaus railway station, Bahnhofstraße 1, 78176 Blumberg
Parkingdirectly at the station customs house (Sauschwänzlebahn)
Good shoes absolutely necessary, possibly walking sticks
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