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Ravenna Gorge Hike

A short train ride away from Freiburg you have the chance to hike famous Ravenna Gorge – a real Black Forest Experience.


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1/2 day

Recommended Season

spring, summer, fall



incl. MwSt. (VAT)

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Ravenna Gorge Hike

- 1/2 day

1/2 day
spring, summer, fall

Visiting Freiburg is not complete without a hike in the Black Forest. There are many hiking trails around Freiburg. But for a real Black Forest experience you need to hop on a train and head into the Black Forest mountains.

Only a short train ride away from Freiburg you find one of the most hidden-secrets of the Black Forest: The Ravenna Gorge. In the past we always recommended to hike Ravenna Gorge with a guide. But with our self-guided tours it is easy to follow the hiking trail on your own. Our app tracks your position so you always know where you are and where to go next. Our tour has a lot of pictures and descriptions to provide you with all the background info on the sights you see while hiking. If you prefer to do this hike with a private guide please contact us.

This is one of our most popular hikes because you really get it all: Besides the classic, dark Black Forest gorge hike next to waterfalls, you get a lot of Black Forest history, a few touristy things, the oldest chapel in the Black Forest, the areas largest cuckoo clock. Our self-guided hike takes you down into a valley famous for its ancient mills that once made everything from rope to spoons. You will see how people thrived hundreds of years ago. You are in for a real treat!

How much time do I need?
The Ravenna Gorge Hike itself is only 8 km long – but we have included lots of stops, therefore it can take half a day before you get back to the starting point – depending on your fitness level.
If you are a fit person, calculate 3-4 hours round-trip.
If you take breaks, have a picnic on the waterfalls or just want to take it easy, consider more time.
After the hike you can spend some time in the town of Hinterzarten shopping or eating at one of the many places. Our app provides you with all the info you need to find your way around Hinterzarten.

How do you get to the start of the hike?
Our hike starts at the train station in Hinterzarten.
-If you are coming from Freiburg take a train to Hinterzarten. Trains depart every 20 minutes, the train ride lasts 30 minutes. You can buy train tickets at the train station.
-If you are in Freiburg and have your own car drive to Hinterzarten. Park at the train station.
-If you are at Lake Titisee hop on the train to Hinterzarten. Trains depart several times an hour, the train rides takes less than 10 minutes

If you have any questions on how to get to the starting point you can always contact us directly. We are locals and only a phone call away.