Excursions around Todtmoos
Discover the Southern Black Forest and the tri-border region
The Ferienwelt Südschwarzwald offers you a versatile holiday region with numerous cultural and natural highlights.
The St. Blaise Cathedral, die Bad Säckingen old town, der Schluchsee and Feldberg are all quick and easy to reach from Todtmoos.
Concerts, exhibitions or a wander through the historical city of Waldshut - the choice is great and the decision is not easy!
The theme and animal park "Steinwasenpark" in Oberried and the "Europapark", Germany's largest theme park, or the Steinen bird park entertain not only the children.
Even the historical old towns of Basel, Freiburg and Colmar in Alsace are easy to reach.
Discover for yourself the versatile and attractive area around Todtmoos and step into a world full of tradition, culture, natural beauty and modernism.
The Tourist Information team look forward to suggesting additional excursion destinations, that cannot all be explained here.
Selected destinations for you
The third largest city in the "Alps republic" with its 170,000 inhabitants can be found in the triangle formed by Germany, France and Switzerland. The idyllic city is greatly influenced by the imposing Rhine river, which flows through Basel. The Basel Münster resides on the cathedral hill. The bold brick and red sandstone make the view an impressive sight, even in the evening light, when the cathedral is flooded with light.
During a tour through the homely old town it is important to visit the tasteful town hall, which has also been built using the red sandstone. Basel enjoys an excellent reputation as a culture city in the region. Various exhibitions take place regularly in the many museums and the selection of concerts is also very extensive.
The botanical gardens and zoo, with their rare animal and plant species delight all visitors, regardless of age.
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Basel can be reached with the bus and train from Todtmoos: with the SBG bus to Wehr-Brennet station and then the regional train to Basel.
Alternative: Drive by car via Todtmoos-Lehen to Zell i.W and leave the car there. A train from Zell travels direct to Basel every half an hour from Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sunday.
Freiburg is pampered with sun, the largest city in the south west of Germany and a popular excursion destination for both young and old. The picturesque old town impresses its visitors with the two grand city gates, Martinstor and Schwabentor, and the many small man-made streams which flow through the city centre. Narrow, rambling alleys and small, cosy cafes are perfect for a wander around to discover the city. Especially on warm summer evenings, there is an almost Mediterranean atmosphere. The young cityscape is greatly influenced by over 25,000 students that study in the city.
The prominent landmark is the Freiburg Münster (cathedral), which is often referred to as the most beautiful Christianity tower. The market is regularly set up on the square in front of the Freiburg Münster, where culinary specialities can be found offer alongside hand-crafted pieces from the region. Freiburg is also worth a visit for fans of culture: many museums and theatres offer a varied programme.
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The Schluchsee is the ideal excursion destination for those who want to cool down in the summer months. Around the over seven kilometre long and one and a half kilometre wide reservoir you can find many peaceful corners to bathe in the sun. The lake is also an experience for those who are water sport fans, whether in pedal boat, sailing boat or on a surfboard.
Visitors can also be active around the Schluchsee. A circular route around the lake is around 18 kilometres long and is well worth the walk, especially in the evening hours, when the setting sun projects a magical array of colours across the water surface. Additional walking paths and a large network of mountain bike tracks from the lake take you through the thick forest in the surrounding area.
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The Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen in Switzerland is the largest waterfall in Europe. From a height of 23 metres and width of 150 metres the Rhine river thunders down the cliffs. This unique natural spectacle was formed around 15,000 years ago.
On both sides of the Rhine are viewpoints, which offer an optimal view of the waterfall. The Rhine Falls can also be reached by special excursion boats, in order to climb the middle cliffs. A visit to this breath-taking spectacle is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
The Feldberg (1493 metres) is the highest mountain in the Black Forest. The popular summit attracts many visitors in both summer and winter, where a fantastic view of the Southern Black Forest can be enjoyed. In the spring and summer months the mountain is particularly popular with walking and mountain bike fans, as the network of routes and tracks is extensive and therefore perfect for each active guests’ requirements. The Feldberg is also an ideal destination for a family outing.
The region around the Feldberg transforms into a winter sport paradise during the winter months. Almost 50 kilometres of alpine ski slopes and more than 120 kilometres of cross country ski tracks leave no wish unfulfilled.
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St. Blaise lies at the foot of the Feldberg. The landmark of this town is the cathedral with its impressive dome. The cathedral is the third largest dome church in Europe, with a diameter of 46 metres and a height of 63 metres. It was built at the end of the 18th century and modelled from the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome.
Today the cathedral is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the Southern Black Forest, especially in the summer months. Every year from the end of June until the beginning of September the international summer concerts take place here. Famous musical ensembles and choirs from all over the world perform here.