Hochschwarzwald : Michelin's recommendations
The extremely twisty mountain road takes you to the upper cable-car station of Schauinsland. Park your car and follow the signposts to "Rundweg" and "Schauinsland Gipfel". The view of the Feldberg will more than compensate the 91-step climb up the look-out tower. Follow the road to Belchen past meadows and woodland. On arrival, park your car again and walk to the viewing table and enjoy the superb vista which extends from the Vosges to Mont Blanc. Back on the road, continue northwards, pausing to admire the Falls of Todtnau hidden in a wooded combe (1hr there and back), before you reach the Feldberg where a chairlift (Feldbergbahn) will transport you up to the Seebuck (1 448m). At this point, you have two choices: admire the monument dedicated to Bismarck and the view of the Feldsee, a small glacial lake, or a climb to the summit (1 493m, 1hr30min there and back) from where you can savour the superb view stretching as far as the Alps. The latter part of the tour is less mountainous and you can rest on the banks of the Schluchsee, formerly a small lake, but now the most immense stretch of water in the Black Forest since the building of a dam. Driving past Lenzkirch, you will reach the Titisee, along whose banks stand quiet lakeside resorts of the likes of Hinterzarten and which is also the departure point for numerous excursions into the Black Forest mountains. The return to Freiberg takes you through the Höllental ("The Vale of Hell"), whose name seems strangely inappropriate, except perhaps in the Hirschsprung Gorge.
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