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Nice spots for a day trip to Hochschwarzwald

Hi,

We are deciding to go for a day trip in early September to the Hochschwarzwald area (by that I mean the area within one hour of driving from the border of Kanton Zürich with Germany. Is the name correct?).

I checked the area a bit and saw there are some lakes (Titisee, Schluchsee), Gorges (Wutachschluch), and waterfalls there that could be interesting. Does anyone have experience and/or recommendations where to go to visit some enjoyable nature (or nice old cities etc..)?
As one of the travellers is a baby in their stroller, we really prefer stroll-friendly paths and car-friendly routes too.

Your hints are more than welcome.

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Re: Nice spots for a day trip to Hochschwarzwald

A little further than an hour, depending on how you're driving, is Triberg, some lovely cake and a decent path up to a waterfall is there.
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A little further than an hour, depending on how you're driving, is Triberg, some lovely cake and a decent path up to a waterfall is there.
What is the cake?
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Re: Nice spots for a day trip to Hochschwarzwald

Depends on what you mean by nice.

Titisee has lots of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, entertainment but lots of tourists.

Schluchsee is much quieter but not much to do other than walk around the lake.
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A little further than an hour, depending on how you're driving, is Triberg, some lovely cake and a decent path up to a waterfall is there.
According to the website, the path is not suitable for prams but I'm sure you wouldn't too many problems with a stroller.
It's great for little kids because of all the squirrels!
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What is the cake?
Schwarzwald is mostly famous for
a) cherry brandy
b) a cherry and chocolate cake with said brandy...
c) cuckoo clocks

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A little further than an hour, depending on how you're driving, is Triberg, some lovely cake and a decent path up to a waterfall is there.
Also, nearby Triberg is the World's Largest Cuckoo Clock (not sure if it still holds the title) and the Bregquelle, which is the start of the Danube.
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Depends on what you mean by nice.

Titisee has lots of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, entertainment but lots of tourists.

Schluchsee is much quieter but not much to do other than walk around the lake.
Many thanks. Schluchsee looks more COVID-friendly then.

Do you know any specifc location around Schluchsee to recommend to go to woth car? We prefer not to judt walk the circumference of the lake
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Re: Nice spots for a day trip to Hochschwarzwald

There is a Parkplatz/Parking near the center on an unnamed road!
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There is a Parkplatz/Parking near the center on an unnamed road!
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Thanks a lot. I meant more something like a spot with an optimal view over the lake, if there is any. Something like the Giessbach hotel over Brienzersee
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Re: Nice spots for a day trip to Hochschwarzwald

One of my favorite spots is not overlooking a body of water - but lovely just the same. If you are open to a forest / stream experience instead, consider trying Menzenschwand. It is nearby Saint Blasien. There is a sweet, smaller waterfall with areas to walk around, picnic, etc... We put our feet in the stream on hot days. There is a restaurant right there which is good for beer and goat's cheese and plenty more in the village center.

https://www.hochschwarzwald.de/attra...lle-20f9761d43
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