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Trail for Waterfall Lovers (Wasserfallsteig)

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  • Todtnauer Wasserfall
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m 1400 1200 1000 800 600 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Todtnauberg/Sternen Bushaltestelle Todtnauberg Sternen Fahler Wasserfall Todtnauer Wasserfall Brandenberg
This premium hike is refreshing for hikers and offers children many interesting opportunities to play and splash!
Distance 12.4 km
4:00 h
411 m
623 m
"Open your eyes" on the high black forest premium hiking trails. Because on every way there is a stamp point in the form of a cuckoo clock. These offer the opportunity to document the hikes by stamp in the Hochschwarzwälder Wanderpass. Further information can be found at

Author’s recommendation

Visit the mountaintop shop in Todtnauberg or the valley shop in Todtnau.
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Sabrina Pfrengle
Update: October 11, 2021
Highest point
1,222 m
Lowest point
645 m
Best time of year

Safety information

With snow, use only the flat access of Aftersteg.

Tips and hints

The Black Forest pleasure walks were developed for hikers who want to connect the landscape experience and pleasure delights.


You can find more pleasure walks in the Black Forest at


Feldberg pass (Euler Platz parking lot) (1,221 m)
47.856671, 8.025808
47°51'24.0"N 8°01'32.9"E
32T 427128 5300829


Todtnauberg, Busstation Sternen

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour across from Hebelhof and follow the path down to meadow springs. Shortly after getting there, a dirt trail forks to the right and winds downhill. We leave the woods and cross the meadow below the old ski jump. The downward path there curves into the woods after a few meters. The character of the brook valley quickly starts to change into that of a real ravine, and the serpentine trail features many bridges and steps. After approx. 1.5 km, the slope becomes less steep and the ravine becomes broader. We reach the B317 at the national training center (Bundesleistungszentrum). Cross the highway and follow the signposts. From here on, there are delightful paths, blooming meadows, and animal pastures to enjoy. We walk right towards the mountainside and dip into the woods before suddenly arriving at the Fahl Waterfalls. If you’ve never seen the 50 m high waterfall before, do plan enough time. After the waterfall, a level path leads to Todtnau. Follow the course of the valley and walk towards Brandenberg. The war memorial is reached via Todtnau. Soon you will be standing under Germany’s highest, natural waterfall (97 m).The climb proceeds under the cascade. Walk up the steps and continue in the direction of Todtnauberg. The waterfall trail becomes steep now and ends in a small health resort, at Hotel Sternen (bus stop). After arriving at your destination, take the bus to Todtnau and from there back to Feldbergerpass.


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Public transport

From Freiburg: Train 727/728 to Titisee, Bus 7300

From Titisee to Todtnau/Zell im Wiesental, get off at Hebelhof.

From Donaueschingen: Train 727 to Neustadt, Bus 7300 to Todtnau/Zell im Wiesental, get off at Hebelhof.

Getting there

B31 to Hinterzarten/Titisee- Neustadt, exit B500 to Basel/Feldberg/ Waldshut/Schluchsee


Parkplatz Grafenmatt / Euler Platz oder am Haus der Natur


47.856671, 8.025808
47°51'24.0"N 8°01'32.9"E
32T 427128 5300829
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


We recommend sturdy shoes.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Felix Mau · October 04, 2020 · Community
Wir sind heute den sehr schönen Wasserfallsteig gelaufen - leider die Kukuksuhr nicht gefunden. Steht die über noch?
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Answered by Jens Friedrich · October 22, 2020 · Community
Befindet sich kurz vor dem Todtnauer Wasserfall. Leider ist der Stempel ziemlich ausgetrocknet.


Britta S.
August 20, 2020 · Community
Der obere Teil vom Hebelhof bis zu den Fahler Wasserfällen ist super schön! Aber die darauf folgenden 6 km bis Todtnau haben die Auszeichnung "GENIESSERpfad" wirklich nicht verdient: der Lärm der nahen Strasse ist wirklich kein Genuss, leider. Scheinbar ist Auto- und Motorradlärm aber kein Ausschlusskriterium für dieses Prädikat!?
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Christian TUGLER
June 11, 2020 · Community
Magnifiques cascades de Fahl, ,wunderbar, die Fahler Wasserfällen .
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When did you do this route? August 16, 2019
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Photo: Christian TUGLER, Community
Gérard Grave
July 13, 2019 · Community
Très bien, très agréable et très joli ! Les chutes sont magnifiques. Et les marches nombreuses.
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samedi 13 juillet 2019
Photo: Gérard Grave, Community
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12.4 km
4:00 h
411 m
623 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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