Hiking village Nordrach
The Nordrach Valley is an ideal area for hiking. The slopes of the mountains are largely covered by forest and are opened up very well with paths. Therefore, the Black Forest Society identified more than 300 km of hiking routes in total centuries ago.
The most important hiking destinations are: Mühlstein, Heidenkirche, Moosturm, Kornebene.
Fruit distiller way
In 2009, the so-called Nordrach “fruit distiller way” was opened. This is refers to sign-posted routes which lead past various farms and fruit distilleries. At the individual farms, there are information boards which provide information about the products of the distillation at the farm in question. This hiking route aims to reinforce self-marketing in Nordrach. A hiking map and flyers for this can be obtained from the tourist information office. We would be happy to send you these too. Through the tourist information office, you can also find out the dates when spirits are distilled from fruit in the various farms and when they can be visited.
Half-day hikes are offered every day for our health resort and vacation guests from Monday - Saturday by well-informed hiking guides.
Mon – Fri at 12:45 from the town hall
Sat at 13:00 from the town hall
Return at 17:00, contribution towards expenses € 2 per person.
A short break in a café or farmhouse parlour along the way.
Whilst you enjoy a glass of fruit juice, a piece of bacon and some freshly baked bread, or an original Black Forest gateau, your guide will tell you a lot about the region and its people, tales and legends.
Or you can learn how fruit is processed to produce fine distillates on our new fruit distiller way.
You can find more detailed information under Events.
The hiking weeks from Saturday to Saturday, which are offered in spring and autumn, are a special experience. In a total of 6 all-day hikes, the group goes hiking in the Nordrach Valley, as well as the neighbouring areas. You can find more detailed information under Packages.
These take place from Thursday to Saturday. In other respects, they correspond to the programme offered for the hiking weeks. You can find more detailed information under Packages.
Below are two hiking suggestions:
The hike begins at the clinic in Klausenbach. Arrive by bus or in a private car. You can get to Höflematt and Sägloch via the beautiful Klausenbach Valley. There, you can see the ruins of the 13th century saw mill and a 17th century glassworks. Finds from the glassworks can also be recovered. Then, the hike goes through the steep and romantic Höflematt gorge, which has a high botanical value, up to the Hilseckhof. Its remaining ruins testify to the size and the extent of the farms at the time. Continue via the Harzweg towards Mitteleck and its ruins. Ruins, cisterns, path and field boundaries can be seen on the way. Highmoors and other botanical and geological features can also be seen. Continuing over the “Schäfersfeld” towards "Blechtannmatt", we reach the second glassworks in Glasloch. You can still see ruins of the chapel, of furnaces, houses, workshops etc. Continuing over the Täschenkopf, we reach Mühlstein, one of the oldest settlements of Nordrach. It is still inhabited today, including the Mühlsteinhof, one of the oldest houses in Nordrach. There, you have the opportunity to enjoy a sociable end to your walk.
Start from Hansjakob Hall through the village into Ernsbach until you reach the Pfaffenbacher-Eck. Visit the ruins and the remains of the agriculture of the past. Then continue up the Spitztannberg with its mystic Celtic thingstead. Go back to the Pfaffenbacher-Eck and continue towards Zell am Hochkopf until you reach Schweibacher-Eck. Here, we meet the remains of the chain of entrenchments, which extends from here to Zell – Biberach (Sommerberg). At Schwaibacher – Eck, we make a small excursion to the Heidenstein above Schwaibach. The Heidenstein is the remains of a Celtic place of worship with a sofa, a large stone seat, a sacrificial bowl and a number of menhir or dolmen-like graves. From here, we follow the whole chain of entrenchments, graves, redoubts, rectangular ditched enclosures and gun sites.