ⓘ Freiburg–Lake Constance Black Forest Trail

                                     

ⓘ Freiburg–Lake Constance Black Forest Trail

The Freiburg-Lake Constance Black Forest Trail is a long-distance footpath that runs in an east–west direction in the Black Forest region of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

The West end of the city of Freiburg in the Rhine valley, in the Eastern part of the city of Constance on lake Constance by name German: Bodensee. Name Querweg means "cross road," referring to that classic long-distance routes in the black forest, which were developed in the early 20th century, stretching from North to South. In Querweg as it is briefly known, developed in the mid 1930-ies. The longer name is used to distinguish this path from other routes East–West, in the black forest.

Available guides, for example Bremke, 1999, describe a route in West–East direction, which leads to sharp climbs on the first one or two days and then more gradual descents for the rest of the route. From Freiburg, the route passes through Stegen, Buchenbach, Hinterzarten, Titisee-Neustadt, Kappel part of the municipality of Lenzkirch gorge of wutach, Blumberg, Engen and Singen. Its total length is about 180 km 110 miles. Its highest point is 1.192 m 3.911 ft, the hochfirst tower, just North of the village Saig in the municipality of Lenzkirch. Because the path cuts through the black forest and then continues across the volcanically formed Hegau region before skirting lake Constance in its final section, it offers a great variety of landscapes and vegetation.