Hiking in the Black Forest in Germany

Castle Ruins in Black Forest, Germany

I absolutely love hiking in the Black Forest!

I get excited every time I see the Black Forest getting closer and closer. This past weekend it was my turn to choose a hike. When I told J.P. that I had found the perfect hike, he got a smile on his face and said “Let me guess, we’re hiking in the Black Forest to a castle.” What can I say, I’m predictable. But this time, he wasn’t quite right – this time I choose a castle ruin, not just a castle -Ruine Hohenschramberg. Hmmm…that will show him!

Castle Ruins in Black Forest, Germany
Visit Ruine Hohenschram while hiking in the Black Forest

It was a rainy day for hiking in the Black Forest, but fortunately for us that meant that we had the whole castle ruin to ourselves! I couldn’t believe it, a whole castle ruin all to ourselves! J.P. was less impressed, pointing out that it was likely because Ruine Hohenschramberg isn’t all that well known (you won’t find it in any Lonely Planet book), it was pouring rain and Hohenschramberg is located in a small town. “Details, details” I dismissed with a wave of my hand. We have a whole castle ruin all to ourselves!

Sausages and Potato Salad in Black Forest, Germany
Sausages and potato salad at the hut while hiking in the Black Forest

After enjoying the castle ruins we continued hiking in the Black Forest and headed to a marked hut which our hiking book said was famous for its sausages. What it didn’t say was that sausages were the only thing on the menu and I’m not much of a sausage person. Nonetheless, it hit the spot and the potato salad was delicious. After we dried off a bit, we headed back out hiking in the Black Forest. We were soon soaked again, but I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, it’s not everyday a girl from Canada gets a castle ruin all to her herself.

See also:
Hiking in the Black Forest (for another hiking in the Black Forest adventure)
Farmhouses in the Black Forest
Hiking in Germany

Castles in Germany: Hiking to Hohenzollern Castle
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