Simonswald in the Black Forest

Black Forest map
Map: Simonswald in the Black Forest

Information in brief


The municipality of Simonswald is located in the Simonswälder valley north-east of Freiburg. The Simonswälder valley winds from the entrance to the valley to the 1,150 metre high Brend mountain (with a lookout tower) and almost up to Kandel Mountain (1,241 m). It is framed by the huge mountains of the southern Black Forest. The Wilde Gutach river becomes a real mountain torrent at the rear part of the valley towards Gütenbach and St. Märgen.

The Simonswälder valley can be explored in a variety of ways, including the sign-posted circular hiking trails, mountain bike tours, the marked Nordic walking routes, canoeing on the Wilde Gutach and climbing.

Historical oil mill
Photo: Historical oil mill
Wildgutach, direction Zweribach
Photo: Wildgutach, direction Zweribach
historic mill
Photo: Two restored historical mills can be visited in the village centre