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Heimatpfad Kniebis

(16) Hiking trail • Black Forest
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    Photo: Genussregion Freudenstadt - Loßburg
  • Klostergrund
    / Klostergrund
    Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Kirche Dorfmitte
    / Kirche Dorfmitte
    Photo: Winfried Seiler, CC BY, Genussregion Freudenstadt - Loßburg
  • Ausblick
    / Ausblick
    Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Aussichtsplattform
    / Aussichtsplattform
    Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Abendwieshütte mit Grillstelle und WC
    / Abendwieshütte mit Grillstelle und WC
    Photo: Pro-cyCL - Christian Ludewig, www.pro-cycl.de
  • Alter Gleisweg
    / Alter Gleisweg
    Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Infozentrum am Kniebis
    / Infozentrum am Kniebis
    Photo: Pro-cyCL, CC BY, www.pro-cycl.de
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    Photo: Outdooractive Redaktion
  • Infotafel Klosterruine Kniebis
    / Infotafel Klosterruine Kniebis
    Photo: Jens Teufel, Genussregion Freudenstadt - Loßburg
  • Abendwieshütte mit Grillstelle und WC
    / Abendwieshütte mit Grillstelle und WC
    Photo: Pro-cyCL - Christian Ludewig, www.pro-cycl.de
  • 5 Sterne Bienenhotel am Wegesrand
    / 5 Sterne Bienenhotel am Wegesrand
    Photo: BIHO, Genussregion Freudenstadt - Loßburg
  • Wo führt der Pfad wohl hin?
    / Wo führt der Pfad wohl hin?
    Photo: Biho, Genussregion Freudenstadt - Loßburg
Map / Heimatpfad Kniebis
600 750 900 1050 1200 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Skistadion Ellbachseeblick Hotel Café Günter Klosterruine mit Kräutergarten Avia-Retro-Tankstelle Abendwieshütte Grenzsteine Hotel Schwarzwald Hotel Waldblick Moorbad
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Premium route awarded the
Wonderful tour around Kniebis for young and old, mostly along narrow footpaths, with almost no difference in altitude.
easy
10 km
2:35 h
128 m
128 m
The “homeland trail” is a premium trail and also certified as a Black Forest “gourmand trail / Genießerpfad". Rich in variety, it leads around the village of Kniebis, through forests, moorland and meadows, with beautiful views of the Black Forest, its mountains, valleys and lakes. Information boards describe the history of Kniebis, past and present forest uses, biology, etc. With its different sections and stations, such as a bee hotel, a bird path and the robbers’ trail, it enjoys great popularity with young and old. Visit the old ruined monastery and the “Ellbachseeblick“ viewing platform (for a fantastic view over the “Ellbachsee” lake and the village of Mitteltal to the “Hornisgrinde”, the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest (1,164 m). Comfortable benches and several restaurants along the trail invite you to take a break.

 

Author's recommendation

From the "Ellbachseeblick" viewing platform, walk down to the idyllic glacial lake "Ellbachsee". Distance 1.5 km, difference in altitude: 150 m, duration: 45 minutes.

 

 

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859 m
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Rest Stop

Kniebishütte
Schwyzer Stübli
Hotel Waldblick
Hotel Schwarzwald
Hotel Café Günter
Avia-Retro-Tankstelle

Safety information

No accessibility in case of heavy snow.

Equipment

Rugged footwear is recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Schwyzer Stübli geschlossen Dienstags + Mittwochs.
Cafe Günter geschlossen Montags

Waldblick geschlossen Montags +Dienstags

Start

Besucherzentrum Schwarzwaldhochstraße Freudenstadt-Kniebis (937 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.474650 N 8.295340 E
UTM
32U 447919 5369297

Destination

Besucherzentrum Schwarzwaldhochstraße Freudenstadt-Kniebis

Turn-by-turn directions

The “Heimatpfad” is well-signposted. Carved wooden signs with the name “Heimatpfad” as well as the green “Kniebis” symbol guide you along the whole trail. It is a round trip and you can walk it in both directions. Here we describe the tour from the visitor centre towards the village “Kniebis-Dorf”.

Opposite the visitor centre (signpost Lammlift) turn right to Stadion (bus stop), then head for Rankweg and Ellbachseeblick (viewpoint). Continue via Parkplatz Kohlwald to Buchschollen (view). Along the hunters path (“Jägerweg”) and the bird path (“Vogelpfad”), passing the cemetery, you reach the village of Kniebis (Kniebis Dorf, bus stop, monastery ruin with herb garden). From there, follow the yellow diamond over the footbridge (Fußgängerbrücke) past Abendwieshütte (barbecue area) to Mooswiese. Via Heide, Waldblick, Beim Waldblick, Moos (“Alter Gleisweg” - remains of tracks formed by historic carts) and Lammlift, return to the starting point (blue diamond in the last part).

(The words printed in bold are the names of the signposts.)

Public transport

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

From Freudenstadt by bus to Kniebis Skistadion. Busses no. 12 + 7266 (Mon-Fri) or F2 + F13 (weekend, bank holidays).

Timetable: www.efa-bw.de

Getting there

Take the B28 from Freudenstadt or Strasbourg to Kniebis, the visitor centre (Besucherzentrum) is directly on the main road.

From Baden-Baden, take the B500 towards Freudenstadt and then the B28.

Parking

directly at the visitor centre and along the B28
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

"Wanderwelten" erhältlich in der Touristinformation Freudensatdt und dem Besucherzentrum Schwarzwaldhochstraße Freudenstadt-Kniebis oder "Wanderflyer Kniebis"

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2017-06-16
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Ute Roller
2017-05-28
Der Weg ist sehr schön, ab und zu wunderschön. Der Anfang im Wald in der Nähe der Aussichtsplattform ist etwas dumm, man hat das Gefühl das Wäldchen kreuz und quer abzulaufen. Später ist man öfter in leicht bebautem Gebiet. Der Weg ist abwechslungsreich, ab und zu könnte früher wieder ein Schild kommen, viele Leute sind unsicher wo es weitergeht. Der Wirtschaftsweg der im Wald ewig geradeaus hoch geht ist anfangs etwas langweilig. Wir würden den Weg aber wieder gehen. Am Besten wieder in netter Gesellschaft.
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Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017, 15:35 Uhr
Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017, 15:35 Uhr
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Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017, 15:35 Uhr
Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017, 15:35 Uhr
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
128 m
Descent
128 m
Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children Cultural/historical value Insider tip Suitable for prams

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