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Schluchsee Hunter´s Hike (Schluchseer Jägersteig)

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  • Bildstein mit Blick auf den Feldberg
    Bildstein mit Blick auf den Feldberg
    Photo: Hochschwarzwald Tourismus GmbH
Premium hike with marvelous views over Schluchsee and idyllic, narrow paths in scenic surroundings
Distance 11.9 km
4:00 h
232 m
233 m
1,156 m
924 m
Our hiking trail leads on the old "Jägerpfad" up to the Ahaberg. Continue on the historical "Grenzweg" to "Bildstein". There awaits us a geological rarity for the Southern Black Forest - and a unique view: with a clear visibility, the view raches across the lake to the 3,614 m high Tödi in the Swiss Alps. After the descent, it goes back from Aha along the Schluchsee-shore. It may be that two worlds clash here: first lonely paths in the woods and then the much-traveled lakeside path. But you can also find loneliness here: early in the morning, when the sun rises over the lake, or on foggy November days, when the lake unfolds its own magic.


The Jägersteig is not suitable for pushchairs! - Back carry can be borrowed at the tourist information Schluchsee.


"Open your eyes" on the high black forest premium hiking trails. Because on every way there is a stamp point in the form of a cuckoo clock. These offer the opportunity to document the hikes by stamp in the Hochschwarzwälder Wanderpass. Further information can be found at https:

Author’s recommendation

Don’t forget your bathing suit. The lakeshore offers many possibilities to cool off!
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Update: December 06, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
1,156 m
Lowest point
924 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Kiosk am See
Vesperstube Unterkrummenhof
Café am See

Safety information

Der Jägersteig ist nicht kinderwagentauglich!-Rückentragen können in der Tourist-Information Schluchsee ausgeliehen werden.

Bitte beachten Sie auf dem Wanderweg die Hinweisschilder, sowie die Laufrichtung des Weges. Genauere und detalliertere Informationen über die Hinweisschilder und das Wanderleitsystem finden Sie auf unserer Homepage: Das Wander-ABC ( .

In Notfällen rufen Sie bitte die 112 an.

Tips and hints

The Black Forest pleasure walks were developed for hikers who want to connect the landscape experience and pleasure delights.

You can find more pleasure walks in the Black Forest at


hiker’s parking lot “Im Wolfsgrund” – or, alternatively, the train station in Schluchsee-Aha (information board at the Seglerheim junction) (932 m)
47.820490, 8.172565
47°49'13.8"N 8°10'21.2"E
32T 438063 5296680

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour from the hiker’s parking lot “Im Wolfsgrund”. Alternatively we could start at the train station in Schluchsee-Aha (information board at the Seglerheim junction). From the parking lot “Im Wolfsgrund”, we walk under the B500 underpass, follow the hiking trail to the left, and cross the L156 to Lenzkirch. After crossing, we then take the hike and bike path along Freiburger Straße (B500). After a short distance, the entry to Schluchsee’s Hunter’s Hike [Jägersteig] comes into view. At this point, we enter the Bannwald forest and follow the narrow path past a woodyard until we come up to a cabin. From here, we walk to the Hanselefelsen, a crag, turn left, and continue on a wider path. After a short walk, the sensational view comes into sight! After crossing over Ahaberg, we follow the path in the direction of Bildstein. On this part of the hike, we can either continue on the direct route to Bildstein or explore the newly created “Pirschpfad”. At the lookout point Bildstein, the view of Schluchsee is exhilarating. After a rest and with renewed energy, we embark on our descent to Unteraha by means of a narrow path. The path takes us to a boat dock, where we walk along the lake until we reach Amalienruhe. This headland offers a fine view across the lake. To round off, the tour takes us to the town of Schluchsee, where we cross the pedestrian bridge to get to the other side of the train tracks. From here, we walk past Café am See, back to the parking lot for hikers.

Public transport


Regional train from Freiburg to Seebrugg, get off at Aha or Schluchsee

By road

B31 from Freiburg to Neustadt: take B317/B500 by entering from Basel/ Feldberg/W.T./Schluchsee/Lenzkirch, turn left in the direction of Bärental and follow the B500 to Schluchsee via Aha


Wanderparkplatz "Im Wolfsgrund"/Parkplatz Bahnhof Schluchsee


47.820490, 8.172565
47°49'13.8"N 8°10'21.2"E
32T 438063 5296680
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


We recommend sturdy shoes!

The Jägersteig is not suitable for pushchairs! - Back carry can be borrowed at the tourist information Schluchsee.

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HeiDanyko 🥾
October 16, 2022 · Community
Eine schöne Runde durch die wunderschöne Natur. Der Ausblick vom Bildsstein ist wunderschön. Hier gerne zum anschauen
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When did you do this route? July 14, 2022
Frank B. 
August 15, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde mit naturbelassenen Pfaden. Auch entlang des Sees ist es schön zu laufen, auch wenn es sich etwas zieht. Allerdings am Wochenende sehr viel los. Zu empfehlen ist das Cafe am See.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2022
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Sonja Buttle
July 07, 2022 · Community
Wir hatten einen herrlichen Tag. Die Wege sind auch für Kinder gut zu laufen. Die Beschilderung ist ebenfalls gut. Der Rückweg am See ist ruhig, zieht sich etwas.
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11.9 km
4:00 h
232 m
233 m
Highest point
1,156 m
Lowest point
924 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Out and back Scenic


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