Escape summer heat and enjoy nature at Lake Schluchsee

The resort Schluchsee is located on the lake of the same name in the very middle of the Black Forest at 930m altitude. The largest lake in the Black Forest is at the same time the center of water sports activities in the region and has been one of the cleanest bathing lakes in Germany.

The lake's was built around 80 years ago, and became the highest one in Germany. The lake was developed into the main bathing and watersports center of the southern Black Forest. Anglers, divers, surfers and sailors are especially fond of first-class sporting opportunities at Lake Schluchsee. Aqua Fun water park is the meeting place for the younger generations. The heated outdoor pool, located directly on the lake, offers a 105-meter giant slide, a flow channel and a children's adventure playground.

The beautiful scenery around the lake takes you to wonderful hiking or biking tours. The place is especially proud of the award received in 2005 for the most popular hiking destination in Germany. This is due to the 18 kilometer long route which leads directly along the water. Lake Schluchsee is also connected to such hiking trails as Schwarzwald-Mittelweg and since 2008 so to Schluchtensteig. The hiking trail network adds up to 160 kilometers. All of them are signposted and well maintained.

What happens when the green meadows and forests around Lake Schluchsee? Then 60 km of groomed cross-country ski tracks open close with connections to the downhill track called Fischbach. Since the track is well lit by artificial lighting, it allows to ski even after the short daylight hours.

During idyllic winter hikes and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides discover all of the lake's surrounding winter landscape!