Your visit to the black forest

With an area of 11,100 square kilometres, the holiday region Black Forest is one of the largest in Germany, with a wide range of landscapes for explorers with numerous mountains, valleys, gorges, vineyards, hiking trails and bike paths, it offers various options for everyone.  

Whether it’s with family or for health & wellbeing, everything can be combined well with a city break or culture varying from visits to museums or shopping in our many cities.

Let yourself be seduced by the variety of offers for explorers, adventurers and connoisseurs, whether by bike, bus, train, car or motorbike.  We invite you to get to know this wonderful region during your stay at our hotel.

Spa & Wellness

You’re searching for relaxation? Then Bad Herrenalb is the right place to be. Spa, wellness or health retreat, here you will find something for everyone.

Enjoy a relaxing time in the warm water of the Siebentäler Therme. The bathing area offers various bubbling pools, e.g. Jacuzzi baths, massage nozzles, neck wall and countercurrent systems. Aerobics, aquahealing and solarium complete the program.

Let yourself be carried away at sound-bathing and relax in a magical-colourful atmosphere, where music surrounds you, daily available from 6 p.m. on.  Reach deep relaxation with Aqua-Healing and enjoy the gentle guidance and massage while you drift in warm thermal water.

The WellnessWelt of the Siebentäler Therme offers you a wide range of sauna and steam bath as well as massage and beauty treatment.  

We are sure you will find the right offer for your requirements. For further information, see Siebentäler Therme .

Walking tour

At a length of over 160 kilometres and a width of up to 60 kilometres, the black forest offers you a unique view to the Alps in the south and forests as far as the eye can reach in the north. Wild landscapes, deep valleys, sunny summits – you can experience all this during your stay with us.

Surrounded by several mountains and valleys, Bad Herrenalb is an ideal starting point for a walking-tour. From here you can explore the unique landscape of the Black Forest Nature Park / North Nature Park. The surrounding heights offers awesome panoramic views of unspoiled nature, the healthy healing climate air makes each tour a very special experience.

Those who wander in the Black Forest feel a little closer to heaven. The region offers  almost 24,000 kilometres of signposted hiking trails, certainly also one for your requirements.

We will be pleased to provide you with a selection of tour suggestions, brochures are available at the reception.  

We’ve compiled a small overview of popular wander-tours around Bad Herrenalb for you:

Large Round over Teufelsmühle

15,5 km

around 5 h

Loop walking tour through Rennbachtal

4,8 km

around 1 h 20 min

Through Gaistal to Aschenhütte

7,3 km

around 2 h 20 min

Loop walking tour through Quellenpfad and Wurstberg

8,0 km

around 2 h 10 min

Loop walking tour Bad Herrenalb – Dobel

10,1 km

around 3 h

Sightseeing, Shopping & Events

A wide range of shopping facilities, sightseeing and cultural highlights are located around Bad Herrenalb, maybe something of interest for you?

We’ve compiled a short overview for you:

Popular places of interest:

Hill moor at Kaltenbronn

The meagre but unique flora and fauna of this oldest nature reserve of Baden-Wuerttemberg is a popular destination with it’s well-developed hiking trail network and the timber plank ways through the moor. Rarely become animals such as capercaillie found their home here.
You reach the Hochmoor either from Kaltenbronn or Bad Wildbad.

hill moor at Kaltenbronn

about 29 km

Treetop path Bad Wildbad

Enjoy the fascinating nature of the Black Forest from a unique perspective!
A path leads you through the treetops, at the end climb the 40m high tower for gorgeous view!
How to get there: Follow the signs „Sommerberg“. Either you park directly at the entrance to the treetop trail or let the cable car take you from the mountain railway station to the upper top.

treetop path Bad Wildbad

about 25 km

Monastery Frauenalb

Founded 1180 as monastery for the female members of the family by Count Eberhard III. of Eberstein -in 1803 the Benedictine convent abandoned the monastery and the imposing monastic complex falls into ruins. Today the old abbey, the monastery economy, the picturesque garden house and parts of the management house are used.

monastery Frauenalb

about 5 km

Devil’s mill

The legendary Devil’s mill is a popular hiking and excursion destination. It is located at an altitude of about 895 meters – scale the look-out and enjoy a view that reaches the Rhine valley.

devil's mill

about 8 km


Enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings and the nature around Lake Mummelsee, which is is the largest cirque lake of Black Forest and directly at the Schwarzwald Hochstraße located .
Pedal boating, hiking, sunbathing on the water, or exploring the Mummelsee adventure world, there’s something for everyone.


about 50 km

City shopping


Welcome to the historic city with its narrow medieval streets and a lively pedestrian district.


about 22 km

Baden- Baden

A unique experience and the peak of exclusivity – that’s Baden-Baden. Uncountable shopping adresses – everything for everyone. World famous for it’s bath and culture.


about 25 km


The city’s unique fan-shaped layout has brought Karlsruhe global attention.Ever since the city hosted the German Federal Garden Show in 1967, Karlsruhe has continued to build on its reputation as a ‘green city’ of parks and gardens.


about 30 km


Pearl of northern Black Forest with Germany’s largest market square. You should not miss a shopping trip through the arcades. A visit worth it.


about 60 km


Discover the „Gold City“ during a city tour, the world of jewelery, on the goldsmith’s mile or a visit to museum.


about 30 km

Popular museums and destinations

Karlsruhe Palace with Baden state museum

Karlsruhe palace is the centre of 32 avenues radiating outwards to form Karlsruhe’s iconic layout. The unique regularity and symmetry can best be seen from the top of the palace tower. It’s home of the Baden State Museum since 1921, which is one of the most active cultural history museums in Germany. It presents art and historical living environments from pre- and early history, ancient cultures, the Middle Ages, the baroque period and into the 21st century.

Karlsruhe palace with Baden state museum

about 30 km

Museum of natural history Karlsruhe

The Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe is fascinating for all ages. The museum offers a variety of exhibitions and the vivarium showcases local and exotic fauna and flora in life-like settings

museum of natural history

about 30 km

Fabergé museum Baden-Baden

The Fabergé Museum is the first of its kind to devote itself to the life’s work of Carl Fabergé. The complete spectrum of his work is represented in this unique collection beginning with the famous imperial Easter eggs for the Tsar’s family through to the exquisite pieces of jewellery and high quality everyday items from the time of the First World War.

Fabergé Museum Baden-Baden

about 25 km

Rastatt town

The baroque town offers something for everyone to discover. The historical city is famous for its castle, the numerous monuments, as well as gallery and museum. The historic city and the castle park invite visitors to stroll and linger.


about 26 km

Jewellery museum Pforzheim

Devoted to the history of jewellery and reveal the vast diversity of jewellery over five thousand years. The collection of permanent display focuses on treasures from Greco-Roman antiquity, the Renaissance and Art Nouveau.

jewellery museum Pforzheim

about 30 km

Events in Bad Herrenalb

Classical music at the monastery

In summer and in Advent, special charity concerts take place in the unique atmosphere of the monastery church of Bad Herrenalb. Classical music at the monastery brings artists from all over the world to Bad Herrenalb.

Annual railway festival Bad Herrenalb

The annual railway station festival in July is celebrating the railway connection established in 1898 through the Albtal from Ettlingen to Bad Herrenalb. Here you can get an insight into the historical railway operation of the 19th century during one of the steam train rides on a diesel locomotive from Marxzell to Bad Herrenalb and back. Be part and enjoy your trip to the past.

Summer night theatre

The annual theaterevent in the open air: season June to September

Annual monastery festival

On the first weekend of August, the traditional monastery festival takes place in the historical city center and offers a wide range of acttractions for its visitors. In the Klosterstraße, you can buy goods from near and far, traditional food and beverage products are offered in the historical monastery area.