The Markgräfler Wine Trail
Information in brief
- Long-distance hiking trail through the Markgräfler Land winegrowing area
- Stretches from Weil am Rhein to Freiburg
- Total length: 84 km
The Markgräfler Wiiwegli (dialect for Weinweg or wine trail) leads through the Markgräfler Land winegrowing area in the foothills of the southern Black Forest. The Wiiwegli is usually divided into 4 stages of 20-25 km, but you can make your own plans, of course, or select sections of the trail.
The hiking trail winds gently between the vineyards for the most part, there are only a few uphill gradients to be overcome which are a bit more strenuous. A magnificent view unfolds over the wine villages of the Markgräfler Land into the Rhine Plain and the Voges Mountains along almost the entire route. The trail can be used almost all the year round because of the mild climate, but it is at its most beautiful from spring to autumn. There are many inns and Straußwirtschaften (seasonal wine taverns) along the route where you can stop for refreshment, but it is always a good idea to carry a small snack in your rucksack.
The Wiiwegli ends in Freiburg-St. Georgen, but you should take the opportunity of walking the last few kilometres to the centre of Freiburg (or go by tram) to take a stroll through the beautiful city centre and visit the famous cathedral.