Barefoot parks in the Black Forest

barefoot trail
Photo: Barefoot trail, here with gravel and bark mulch

Information in brief


The barefoot park is a relatively new idea; the first barefoot park in the Black Forest was opened in Dornstetten-Hallwangen as recently as 1999. The basic philosophy is that walking barefoot over a wide variety of surfaces makes people more aware of their natural surroundings. The hydrotherapy principles developed by Father Sebastian Kneipp also play a role. But above all, it’s fun for all the family!

Barefoot parks in the Black Forest