Bernau in the Black Forest

Black Forest map
Map: Bernau Black Forest

Information in brief


Bernau is located in a high valley in the southern Black Forest. The community of Bernau consists of around a dozen small settlements and hamlets in a high valley in the southern Black Forest. The Bernauer Hochtal valley is a wonderful hiking area. There are around 100km of hiking trails which offer fantastic views of the valley and the Black Forest mountains of the surrounding area. The scenic highlight is Herzogenhorn Mountain, which at 1415 m above sea level is the third highest mountain in the Black Forest and offers an impressive all-round view.

There are also a great many possibilities for Nordic walking and mountainbiking with all levels of difficulty. In addition, five ski-lifts, cross-country skiing tracks of various lengths, a snowtubing park and winter hiking trails are available for the winter sports enthusiast.

Photo: Bernau
Photo: The Krunkelbachhütte, which is familiar as the weather station in the 'Kachelmann-Wetter' report on german TV
Bernau in the Black Forest
Photo: View on the Bernau high valley