On the weekend we hiked along the picturesque Mühlenwanderweg, which takes you around a tiny village of Simonswald in Southern Black Forest. This was the perfect thing to do just one week before Catalin’s departure to India. This hike is a great way to see rural Germany just the way it’s described in tour guides and I’m hoping this is the way Catalin will remember it in the next 3 months when being far away in Asia
I’d like to share some of the photos from this day-trip and hope they’ll encourage you to put Black Forest or Schwarzwald on your travel itinerary when visiting Germany.
Start the hike at the Simonswald church. If you go down the stairs behind it, you’ll find this narrow path: on one side apple trees, on the other side blackberry. Spend a couple of minutes there to enjoy fresh fruits and berries before starting the hike
Afterwards have a look inside of the church…
…and then continue walking up the main road leaving the cemetry on your right.
The way is very clearly signposted as “Schwarzwald Mühlen Rundwanderweg”, so you don’t have any chance to get lost.
For the first couple of kilometers the road will take you through some pretty German farms with traditional houses, flowers and many cows.
After approximately 2 kilometers the road will turn right into the forest and will be going up for a while.
The workout will be rewarded with some splendid views. We chose this particular spot for a short lunch break.
To continue the hike look for the following marks on the trees.
Having rest at one of the old mills along the way.
Continue walking to the next mill, which is about to turn 300 years old at the end of August.
Descend into Simonswald via this charming little church after 4 hours of walking. Happy and only very slightly tired
Do you like hiking? What are the prettiest places you hiked through?