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Through the mystical "Bannwald" to the Zweribach waterfall

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m 1100 1000 900 800 700 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Gschwanderdobel Bannwald Zweribach Kapfenkapelle Plattenhof Rankmühle Hirschbachfälle
On narrow paths to the hidden waterfalls.
difficult
Distance 12.2 km
3:55 h
524 m
524 m
With beautiful views of the Wildgutach- and the upper Simonswälder valley this tour leads to the popular Zweribach waterfalls. Surrounded by a mystical "Bannwald", the waterfalls are idyllically situated in the middle of a nature reserve. Over several meters, the water crashes with full force into the Wild Gutach.

Author’s recommendation

A detour to the "plate" and the Plattenhof worth it. For an excellent snack, we gladly accept the additional 1.5 km per way.
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Sabrina Pfrengle
Updated: April 14, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,028 m
Lowest point
753 m
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Safety information

This hike requires sure-footedness. Special care should be taken when it is wet.

Start

St. Märgen town center (889 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.008211, 8.094140
DMS
48°00'29.6"N 8°05'38.9"E
UTM
32U 432437 5317609
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Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour to the waterfalls at the hotel Hirschen and follow the way over the promising land field. Past the well-known Rankmühle we reach after a short time the closed forest area of ​​the Gutacherhalde. At the location "Bannwald Zweribach" we leave the broad forest path and walk on a narrow path right down the forest, past the promising Hohwartsfelsen to the Hirschbach Falls. Coming from the forest, we reach the former "Brunehof" a rest area with a refuge. For the Zweribach waterfalls we are now on a narrow path uphill. We do not cross the bridge between the lower and upper waterfalls, but follow the path on the left upwards. This path leads to the location "Stockbühl" in a wide forest road, which we turn to the left. Through closed forest area will soon reach the Gschwanderdobelhütte and the location "Hirschmatte". From there, follow the ravine further up to the right until we come out of the forest at the "Rote Kreuz". As we continue to Kapfenkapelle, we enjoy a magnificent view of St. Peter and a little later on St. Märgen. The rightly designated panorama path leads us back to St. Märgen.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Von Freiburg:

Mit der S1 nach Hinterzarten, dann mit dem Bus 7216 Richtung Kirchzarten, Ausstieg St.Märgen Post.

Von Donaueschingen:

Mit der S10 nach Neustadt, umsteigen in die Bus 7216 Richtung St. Peter, Ausstieg St. Märgen Post.

Von Lörrach:

Mit der Bahn SBB87835 nach Basel Bad Bf, umsteigen in den ICE 100 Richtung Dortmund, ausstieg Freiburg. Dann S11 nach Kirchzarten und mit dem Bus 7216 Richtung St. Märgen, Ausstieg St. Märgen Post.

Getting there

Von Freiburg:
B31 Richtung Titisee-Neustadt, dann die Ausfahrt Richtung St. Märgen/Buchenbach/Burg

Von Donaueschingen:
B31 Richtung Titisee-Neustadt/Hinterzarten, dann die Ausfahrt Richtung St.Märgen/Buchenbach/Burg

Von Lörrach:
A5 und B31 Richtung Titisee-Neustadt , Ausfahrt Richtung St. Märgen/Buchenbach/Burg

Parking

Parkplatz Hausmatte St. Märgen, Wagensteigstraße 19, 79274 St. Märgen

Coordinates

DD
48.008211, 8.094140
DMS
48°00'29.6"N 8°05'38.9"E
UTM
32U 432437 5317609
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes!

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Rating

4.3
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Frank Pfister
June 15, 2021 · Community
Schöne Wanderung, anstrengend aber lohnende Aussichten und traumhafter Bannwald… bei Nässe Vorsicht… im Sommer erfrischend… gut bewandert😉
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Christine Wellmann
June 07, 2021 · Community
Trotz schlechtem Wetter (Nebel, Nieselregen) hat uns die Wanderung echt gut gefallen. Vor allem der Teil im Bannwald ist beeindruckend schön, wenn auch wirklich sehr anstrengend (vor allem bei Nässe). Klare Empfehlung!
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When did you do this route? June 06, 2021
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524 m
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