Schauinsland - 1284 m above sea level
Information in brief
- 'Freiburg's very own mountain', 15 km south-east of Freiburg
- A cableway and road lead almost to the summit
- lookout tower
- Mine museum
Schauinsland literally means "look at the land" and lives up to its name - in fine weather, the lookout tower on the summit offers magnificent views in all directions stretching over the surrounding Black Forest mountains and valleys, the Rhine Valley, the Voges Mountains and the Swiss Alps.
The nicest way of reaching the summit is by the Schauinsland Cableway, Germany's longest two-way cable car system (length: 3.6 km, difference in elevation 746 m). The lower terminus is in Horben and is well sign-posted from Freiburg. But you can also travel almost to the summit by car or motorcycle (Note: the road is closed to motorcycles at the weekend).
Leisure activities on the Schauinsland Mountain
- Ascent of the summit with lookout tower (600m from the upper terminus)
- Guided tours of the mine museum (entrance 500m from the upper terminus)
- Schniederlihof farmhouse museum (30 minutes' walk from the upper terminus)
- Tours and descent by (your own) mountain bike; this can be taken on the cableway
- In winter: ski-lifts, cross-country skiing trails and toboggan runs
- Stop for refreshment at the terrace at the upper terminus
Numerous packages for the cableway and one or more leisure activities are available at the lower terminus of the Schauinsland Cableway.