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Hiking for families: fairytale treasure hunt in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach

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This small hiking trail for families is truly magical and leads through an idyllic Black Forest landscape in the Wild Rench Valley!
Distance 1 km
0:45 h
15 m
52 m
The fairytale treasure hunt starts at the parking area Weiherplatz in Bad Griesbach. Equipped with the fairy tale flyer (available at the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office or online as a download), the path leads through the fairytale valley of the Wild Rench. Eight well-known fairy tales are hidden over about 1 kilometer. The numbers on the labels must be collected. In the end, these result is the code for the combination lock on the mysterious fairytale treasure chest in the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office. Successful treasure hunters can pick up their treasure here.

Author’s recommendation

In the Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen, treasure hunters can look forward to a special kind of fairy tale menu. You can also have a great picnic at the Weiherplatz!
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Petra Boschert
Update: June 07, 2021
Highest point
Weiherplatz, 654 m
Lowest point
Valley of the Wild Rench, 608 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen

Tips and hints

Not suitable for prams! More information and download of the treasure map at:


Weiherplatz hiking car park in Bad Griesbach (653 m)
48.479988, 8.256066
48°28'48.0"N 8°15'21.8"E
32U 445022 5369918


Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen

Turn-by-turn directions

You can start the fairytale treasure hunt at the “Weiherplatz” hiking car park in Bad Griesbach. Here you go down a few meters at the information board on the right. At the bottom you cross the small bridge and then turn left onto the forest path. Now you follow the brook for a while until the path on the left crosses the brook again.

Now it goes a little uphill until you come to the gravel driveway on which you drove to the Weiherplatz. You cross the street and go straight up a narrow forest path again. You walk through the small forest until you reach the parking lot of the Höhengasthaus Herbstwasen at the end. This is where the fairytale treasure hunt ends.

Way back: You can go back the same way or you follow the gravel road after the narrow forest path back to Weiherplatz.


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Public transport

By train to Bad Griesbach train station or by bus to the St. Anna stop. From there it is a 1 hour walk to Weiherplatz.

Getting there

Autobahn A5, exit Appenweier, B28 via Oberkirch and Oppenau to Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, end of Bad Griesbach, between Hotel "Adlerbad" and Hotel "Kimmig" turn left into Wilde Rench, approx. 3 km straight ahead towards Gasthaus Herbstwasen, turn left turn

Motorway A81, exit Horb, B28 via Freudenstadt to Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, entrance to Bad Griesbach, between Hotel "Adlerbad" and Hotel "Kimmig" turn right into Wilde Rench, about 3 km straight ahead towards Gasthaus Herbstwasen, turn left turnoff


Weiherplatz hiking car park (free)


48.479988, 8.256066
48°28'48.0"N 8°15'21.8"E
32U 445022 5369918
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Flyer for the fairytale treasure hunt available at the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office

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Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Provider:  Tourist-Information Bad Peterstal-Griesbach | Source:  Premiumwanderort Bad Peterstal-Griesbach/Nationalparkregion Schwarzwald

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Annette Kasenbacher
June 13, 2019 · Community
Idyllischer Wanderweg an der wilden Rench entlang. Tipp unbedingt alles zuvor im Internet ausdrucken, da es bei der Starttafel keine Broschüre gibt. (insbesondere am Wochenende und an Feiertagen) Kein Rundweg
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When did you do this route? June 10, 2019
schöne Tour für Familien mit Kinder
Photo: Annette Kasenbacher, Community
Tafel, in der Broschüre steht dann der Text dazu.
Photo: Annette Kasenbacher, Community
gemeinsames Erraten des Märchens
Photo: Annette Kasenbacher, Community
sehr romantisch an der wilden Rench
Photo: Annette Kasenbacher, Community
Pierre Fritsch
July 07, 2018 · Community
Reine Gehzeit ca. 25 Min. Die Schatzsuche besteht darin, 8 Schilder auf den Bäumen zu finden und Rätsel im Büchlein zu lösen. Ergebnis in der Touristinfo, Öffnungszeiten Sommer Mo.-Fr. 09.00-17.30, Sa. 09.00-12.00 Uhr.
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schöne Tour für Familien mit Kinder
Tafel, in der Broschüre steht dann der Text dazu.
gemeinsames Erraten des Märchens
sehr romantisch an der wilden Rench

1 km
0:45 h
15 m
52 m
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