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Winter hike to the Breitenberg high plateau

Winter hiking · Bad Peterstal-Griesbach
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  • Winterwanderweg im Sonnenschein
    / Winterwanderweg im Sonnenschein
    Photo: Maria Winter, Premiumwanderort Bad Peterstal-Griesbach/Nationalparkregion Schwarzwald
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    Photo: Maria Winter, Premiumwanderort Bad Peterstal-Griesbach/Nationalparkregion Schwarzwald
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The Breitenberg high plateau is a great destination for long walks in summer and winter. Winter peace is guaranteed up here.
difficult
Distance 13.4 km
4:00 h
452 m
445 m
The start is at the Tanz car park. From there the tour takes you over the Hinterbästenbach, past the Sattelplatzhütte.  On a clear day you can enjoy a view of Strasbourg. From the saddle place, continue over the Holderskopf, Holzhau and Holzbühlweg to the Breitenberg. Follow the blue diamond. Enjoy the wonderful view on the Breitenberg before you head back to the Tanz hiking car park. You can also go back via the Holzbühlweg and the Eichbühl, where you will find the Hotel Döttelbacher Mühle in Bad Griesbach. From there you can get to Bad Peterstal either via Renchtalweg or by public transport. With the KONUS guest card, travel by bus and train is free.

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the fallow deer enclosure on the Breitenberg. Great fun and a good mood for children guaranteed. Enjoy the beautiful winter landscape and the tranquility. Let your soul dangle. From the Breitenberg you can enjoy wonderful views. The route is easy to walk even in snow.
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Maria Winter
Update: November 23, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sattelplatz, 740 m
Lowest point
Bästenbach, 507 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

www.bad-peterstal-griesbach.de

Start

parking area Tanz (651 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.440104, 8.201574
DMS
48°26'24.4"N 8°12'05.7"E
UTM
32U 440949 5365525
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Destination

Hotel "Zum Breitenberg"

Turn-by-turn directions

The start is at the Tanz car park. From there the tour takes you over the Hinterbästenbach, Holderskopf, Holzhau and Holzbühlweg to the Breitenberg. Enjoy the wonderful view on the Breitenberg before you head back to the Tanz hiking car park. On the way back from Breitenberg, first follow the yellow diamond in the direction of Holzbühlweg, Eichbühl, Spinnersberg, Nockenmichelhof, Urbansebelweg to Wendelinsberg. Here you can enjoy a beautiful view before you set off for the last part of the hike in the direction of the Tanz parking lot (blue diamond).

Tip: Make a stop at the fallow deer enclosure on the Breitenberg. Great fun and a good mood for children guaranteed.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

 Public transport friendly

From Offenburg (ICE or IC-stop) or Appenweier you can travel to Bad Peterstal via Ortenau-S-Bahn

Ortenau-S-Bahn (OSB): leave at Bad Peterstal train station

Südwestbus: Bus stop at Bad Peterstal train station

 

Walk to the start takes about an hour.

Getting there

From the upper Rhein plain (A5) take the motorway exit Appenweier and the road B 28 to Bad Peterstal. When in Bad Peterstal the train station is located to your left.

From the motorway A81 take the exit at Horb and drive along the B28 in direction of Freudenstadt and Bad Peterstal-Griesbach. When in Bad Peterstal the train station is located to your right.

Parking

Free parking at the Tanz hiking car park

Coordinates

DD
48.440104, 8.201574
DMS
48°26'24.4"N 8°12'05.7"E
UTM
32U 440949 5365525
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winter hiking map Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, available at the Bad Peterstal Tourist Information Office

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Equipment

hiking shoes

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
452 m
Descent
445 m
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