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Family tour to the Glaswaldsee - the shortest way to the lake

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From the resident area Glaswald to the Glaswaldsee. The shortest route to get to the legendary Glaswaldsee. Therefore, the short hike is also ideal for families.
easy
3.2 km
0:45 h
112 m
77 m
From the residental area Glaswald parking lot, wide paths lead up to the Glaswaldsee, which especially in summer offers refreshment for tired hiker's legs. But be careful, the hiking trail is short but overcomes a few meters in altitude. The ascent is definitely worth it and the circumnavigation of the lake on deep-rooted paths, past small picnic areas, is an experience. The easy hike is particularly recommended for families with small children, but is not suitable for strollers. A small resting hut and great benches invite you to linger.

Author’s recommendation

Pack a small backpack with snacks, there are nice resting places at the lake.
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Author
Petra Boschert
Updated: February 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Nördlicher Glaswaldsee, 949 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Glaswald, 838 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

https://www.nationalparkregion-schwarzwald.de/Media/Attraktionen/Bad-Rippoldsau-Schapbach-Glaswaldsee

Start

"Seeloch" parking area in the residental area Glaswald (838 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.425529, 8.263424
DMS
48°25'31.9"N 8°15'48.3"E
UTM
32U 445508 5363859
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Destination

"Seeloch" parking area in the residental area Glaswald

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point for your hike is the parking area in Glaswald. Drive from Bad Peterstal-Griesbach about 15 km in the direction of Rippoldsau-Schapbach. In the village of Glaswald, a path turns off to the left (watch out for the signpost "Glaswaldsee 5 km), which leads you through a small residential area directly to the Seeloch parking area. From the car park a gravel path goes slightly uphill, a small stream runs to your left . A sign with the yellow rhombus leads you on the way. You follow the path until you come to a T-junction. Than go left on the "Langengrundweg". Follow this path until the fork in the road.

Here you follow the junction to the right and switch to the blue rhombus. Now it goes slightly uphill until you see a junction again on the right side, a sign tells you that you are in a nature reserve. Follow this path uphill untill you you are at the Glaswaldsee. Take the same path back that you came.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Not accessible by public transport!

Getting there

Drive from Bad Peterstal-Griesbach about 15 km in the direction of Rippoldsau-Schapbach. In the village of Glaswald, a path then turns left (watch out for the sign “Glaswaldsee 5 km”), which leads you through a small residental area directly to the parking place.

Parking

"Seeloch" hiking car park

Coordinates

DD
48.425529, 8.263424
DMS
48°25'31.9"N 8°15'48.3"E
UTM
32U 445508 5363859
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Bad Peterstal-Griesbach

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Equipment

Hiking shoes are recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
112 m
Descent
77 m
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