Hinterzarten – worth living, adorable, and coveted
Hinterzarten is a popular hiking spot, and a certified premium health resort with a healthy climate. Due to its location at about 900 meters above sea level in the wonderful Southern Black Forest Nature Park, its clean air, a functioning infrastructure, the diversity of cultural offerings, and its good traffic connection, Hinterzarten is “the gem of the High Black Forest”.
From Hinterzarten, you can easily discover the highlights of the Black Forest: Titisee and Schluchsee, Feldberg and the “Wutachschlucht” (Wutach gorge), the convents in St. Peter and St. Märgen. By car or by train through the “Höllental” (Hell’s Valley), you can easily get to Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest, which is located only 25 kilometers to the west, down in the Rhine Valley. Donaueschingen, the residential town of the Fürstenberg princes is located some 40 kilometers to the east.
Home of the “Schwarzwaldadler” (Black Forest Eagles)
Since 1891, people have been skiing in the Black Forest. The Black Forest is regarded as the birthplace of skiing in Germany. In the “Schwarzwälder Skimuseum” (Black Forest ski museum), which is located in the 300 year-old Hugenhof, one of the oldest barnyards in the whole region, offers a comprehensive insight to the history of this popular sport, and to the all-day life during the winter of the Black Forest in the past decades.
Close to the Ferien Residenz, you can find the home of the “Schwarzwald-Adler” (Black Forest Eagles). Already in 1923, a ski jumping hill was built in Hinterzarten. Today, the wolrd's best ski jumpers meet here on the Rothaus jumping hill in summer and winter for world cup competitions. Furthermore, Hinterzarten is the Olympic Training Centre for ski jumping and Nordic combined.
You don’t want to adhere to strict mealtimes during your holidays? This is one more reason to spend your holidays at the Bergfried residences: You organize your day and your undertakings completely on your own. You decide where you have lunch or dinner. In the morning, we offer you a breakfast buffet, and in the afternoon, you get coffee, tea, and cake. If you want to dine elegantly, we are happy to recommend you good restaurants, like the restaurants of the hotels Imbery and Schwarzwaldhof as well as the Gasthof Engel, Prüfer‘s Restaurant, the Vietnamese restaurant Hui, and the Ristorante Pizzeria Leonardo da Vinci. Restaurantempfehlung Residenz.pdf
Modern people have often lost their connection to the forest and its trees. During your stay with us, you will find out, how much good a walk in the light forest and over mountain meadows will do to your heart and soul. The unique cultural landscape around Hinterzarten has been extensively shaped by humans, who have cultivated the forest and meadows for more than 1000 years. The people living in this region are self-confident, and have created a landscape in which you will feel comfortable and make many new discoveries.
The development of the Upper Black Forest began only in the 11th century, when the Benedictine monastery was founded in present-day St. Peter. In 1148, the “Zarten” is mentioned for the first time in a written document. Around 1200, the forest was cleared, and the first farmers settled in the region. In the 14th century, a horse-changing station of the Postal Service was established in present-day Hinterzarten, although the spot only got this name in 1750. In the 15th century, the clock-bearers departed from Hinterzarten into the world, while the clockmakers only settled in Hinterzarten at the end of the 19th century. In the 17th century, glass merchants settled in the region. Only when the “Saumpfad” (Seam Trail) through the “Höllental” (Hell Valley) was expanded to an agricultural road and mailing route around 1755, Hinterzarten entered a time of a modest economic flowering. In 1850, the region was discovered by the “Sommerfrischler” (summer visitors). Since 1887, the Höllentalbahn (Hell Valley Railway) has been transporting tourists to the Black Forest. In 1891, skiing arrived in the Black Forest, and in 1925 the first “Schwarzwald-Adler” (Black Forest Eagles) jumped from “Adlerschanze“ (Eagle jumping hill) in Hinterzarten.
From Hinterzarten, you can easily discover the highlights of the Black Forest: Titisee and Schluchsee, Feldberg and the “Wutachschlucht” (Wutach gorge), the convents in St. Peter and St. Märgen.
By car or by train through the “Höllental” (Hell’s Valley), you can easily get to Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest, which is located only 25 kilometers to the West down in the Rhine Valley. Donaueschingen, the residential town of the Fürstenberg princes is located some 40 kilometers to the East.
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