Lake Mummelsee in the Black Forest
Photo: Lake Mummelsee, in the background the cirque face of the Hornisgrinde
Information in brief
- Location: in the Northern Black Forest directly on the Black Forest High Road between Freudenstadt and Baden-Baden
- At 1032 m above sea level, it is the highest cirque lake in the Black Forest
- Path around the lake, stalls with souvenirs and Black Forest delicacies
- Pedalo hire
Lake Mummelsee is located directly on the Black Forest High Road at 1032 m above sea level. It is one of the few cirque lakes in the Black Forest remaining from the ice age.
The more than 100 m high cirque face of the Hornisgrinde, at 1164 m the highest mountain of the Northern Black Forest, rears up behind it. Incidentally, climbing it is well worthwhile: The lookout tower on the Hornisgrinde was re-opened in May 2005 and offers a magnificent view. The ascent and descent take approx. 1 hour. If you also wish to walk along the Grindenpfad path on the Hornisgrinde, you should allow for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. A bus runs from Lake Mummelsee to the Hornisgrinde Tower at the weekends from May to October.
Photo: Lake Mummelsee
As a result of its unusual location and the primeval vegetation which surrounds it, many tales and legends featuring water nymphs and an underwater king grew up around Lake Mummelsee.
Nowadays Lake Mummelsee is an extremely popular destination for tourists to take a stroll around the lake, ride in a pedalo or have coffee on the terrace.