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What´s On In The Black Forest

Sexau is located in the heart of Europe, not far from France and Switzerland. You´ll find
"Berggasthof Linde" in Obersexau, outside of the main village, about 450m above sea level.

The next cities to Sexau are Waldkirch, Emmendingen and Freiburg. Sexau is located in the warmest region of Germany; this can be seen in the succesful fruit and wine growing.

Village Sexau is mentioned in history for the first time in 862, at this time its name was "Secchosouna". More information about the history of Sexau can be found on the website of the municipality Sexau.

Between 1200 and 1400 mining played a significant role in the area of Freiamt / Sexau. In the 17th and 18th century silver was mined in mine "Carolinengrube" in Sexau. The mine can still be visited by tourists.


If you drive from Obersexau to village of Sexau you will see "Ruine Hochburg" on your right, the ruins of a medieval castle. The Castle is mentioned for the first time in 1127 and it had the most influence in the region for 500 years. Through various wars the castle was finally ruined, but it is still open for visitors. On the top of the hill you have a beautiful sight over Sexau.

Roundtrips in the air

With a light airplane

30 minutes trip from 85 €

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Europa Park in Rust

Germany's biggest amusement park.

Fun and adventure for the whole family!

Distance: about 40km

Nature reserve "Taubergießen" in Kappel/Grafenhausen

Guided tours and boat trips.

Original, unspoiled nature with a large number of threatened animal and plant species.

Distance: about 40km


Strasbourg (F)

Old Medieval Town with its Gothic cathedral.

Place of the European Parliament.

Distance: about 85km

Castle "Hochkönigsburg" - near Sélestadt (F)

Huge medieval castle with guided tours.

Nearby: Animal park with monkeys and falconry with flight shows.

Distance: about 60 km

Countryroad "Schwarzwaldhochstraße" (B500)

On the countryroad (B500) between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt you will find the most
beautiful sceneries in Germany.

Distance: about 130km

Lake "Mummelsee"

Hiking and boating.

Distance: about 120km

Open-air farming museum "Vogtsbauernhof" in Gutach/Kinzigtal

Open-air museum with numerous farms from the 19th century.

Open from April to October from 8am till 6pm.

Distance: about 40km

Waterfalls in Triberg

Germany's highest waterfalls (162m).

Black Forest Museum in Triberg with the largest cuckoo clock in Europe.

Distance: about 50km

Mountain "Kandel" (1243m) near Waldkirch

View to Alsace / Rhine / Swiss Alps.
Hiking paths.

Distance: 20km

Animal park "Schwarzwaldzoo" / Elztal Museum in Waldkirch

Schwarzwaldzoo suitable for small children.

Distance: 10km

​Amusement park and animal park "Steinwasenpark" in Oberried.
Longest suspension bridge in the world, summer toboggan run, wild animals and other attractions. Open daily from 10am till 5pm

Distance: about 45km

Steam train "Sauschwänzlebahn" - a ride from Blumberg to Weizen

From May to October on selected days. Timetable Tel: 07702-51200

Distance: about 75km

Black Forest Park in Löffingen

Wild animal park with adventure playground and falconry.
Open from 9am till 6pm.

Distance: about 75km

Bird Park in Steinen/Wiesental (near Lörrach)

Over 300 species of birds, monkeys, falconry shows.
Open from May to September 9am till 6pm
March, April + October 10am till 6pm-

Distance: about 105km

Mine "Hoffnungsstollen" in Todtmoos

Mine open from May to October: Wed, Sat, Sun + holidays from 2pm till 5pm

Distance: about 75km

Lake "Schluchsee"

Sailing, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, hiking. The biggest lake in the Black Forest.
Distance: about 80km

Mine "Teufelsgrund" in Münstertal

Open Thursday to Sunday from 10am till 5pm.

Distance: about 60km

Breisach in Kaiserstuhl

Shipping tours on the Rhine, guided tours at "Geldermann" a traditional producer of sparkling wine, gothic cathedral
Distance: about 50km; near the border to France

City of Freiburg

Beautiful old town with a gothic cathedral, interesting city tours.

Distance: about 25km

Mountain "Schauinsland" (1284m) near Freiburg

Reach by car or funicular.

Distance: about 45km

Waterfall "Rheinfall" in Schaffhausen (CH)

Distance: about 130km

Animal park "Zoologischer Garten" in Basle (CH)

Distance: about 110km; open daily

Ravine "Wutachschlucht" in Bonndorf

"Grand Canyon" of Black Forest, ideal for hikers.

Distance: about 80km

Mountain "Feldberg" (1493m)

Highest mountain in the Black Forest.
Ideal for hiking and skiing (downhill and crosscountry)
District of Lake Constance (Bodensee)

Distance: about 150km

Interesting sights:

Island of "Mainau"

Gardening exhibition, house of butterflies, can also be reached by boat

Sea Life Centre in Constance (Konstanz)
More than 3000 species of salt- and freshwater fish.

Natural museum "Pfahlbauten" in Unteruhldingen

Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen

The biggest exhibition in the world about the history and technology of the airship

"Dorotheenhütte" in Wolfach

Take a look into the art of glass blowing: 2000 years of glass works.

Distance: about 45km

Museum of clocks "Deutsches Uhrenmuseum" in Furtwangen

The world´s greatest collection of clocks made in the Black Forest.
Everything you would like to know about the 350 years of clock manufactury.


Thermal spring "Vita Classica" in Bad Krozingen

Distance: about 50km

"Erdmannshöhle" in Hasel

One of the oldest stalactite caves in Germany.

Distance: about 110km

Indoor swimming-pool "Laguna Badeland" in Weil/Rhine

A lot of fun for families with children

Distance: about 90km

Start your daily activities

In the heart of Black Forest

In this picturesque landscape
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