Schwarzwald National Park - North

Schwarzwald  >  Germany

The Black Forest National Park is located on the main crest of the Northern Black Forest.

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Most recent update 10 January 2022
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In this northern part of the Nationalpark Schwarzwald you mainly see forest birds. When walking in the forest of you can come across flocks of different kinds of tits, such as Crested Tit, Coal Tit and Long-tailed Tit together with Goldcrest and Firecrest. Look up when you here a pinecone fall from a tree, this happens when Common Crossbill are foraging in the treetops. In this area you can see many different kinds of woodpeckers: Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker. The Schwarzenbach river leads to the reservoir lake and hosts White-throated Dipper and Grey Wagtail. In this area the Black Redstart is very common, but do look out for the Collared Flycatcher and even the Citril Finch too.



There is a carpark in the village of Herrenwies, from where the area can be best explored by foot. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the parking of your choice. There is a tower on top of the Badener Höhe, the Friedrichsturm, which you can climb to overview the area. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 15 km long, but easy to cut in half.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , River , Lake



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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