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Where is Bad Herrenalb located?

Bad Herrenalb is situated in Baden-Württemberg rural district of Calw. It is a spa town with 7,600 inhabitants. The town lies at an altitude of 365 m in the northern Black Forest region and covers an area of 33,03 km². 

Things to do in Bad Herrenalb

Bad Herrenalb, the gateway to the North Black Forest Nature Park, is the ideal starting point to explore this authentic countryside. Day trips or hiking vacations invite you to breathe the healthy air and to undertake wonderful tours in unspoilt nature surroundings.  Themed walks such as the “wildcat adventure trail”, “spring adventure trail” or the monastery path teach you interesting details of flora and fauna. 

If you want to join the modern version of letterboxing, Bad Herrenalb is the right location, as it offers six different geocaching tours combining mental and physical exercises with exciting adventures. Beginners should try the “Tradi-Runden”, advanced geocachers are challenged in “Multis”

The fascinating scenery can also be explored by bicycle or mountain bike. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you can easily find your perfect tour, as a wide range of different biking adventures are offered, from easy and comfortable bike rides over soft hills to thrilling downhill trails down the mountains. 

The heated outdoor pool with natural spring water has a large green sunbathing area and is a special treat inviting you to relax. For even more relaxation a visit to the Siebentäler Spa Bad Herrenalb can be recommended. Whirlpools with massage jets, cascade showers and counter current systems make a perfect wellness oasis offering aqua aerobics, aqua healing, solarium, saunas, steam baths and whirlpools. A wide range of wellness applications complete the offer of Siebentäler Spa Resort, making it an unforgettable stay for you.

In winter the Black Forest area also has a lot to offer: snowshoe hiking, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiingHusky tours are one of our very special highlights. Do not miss the unforgettable feeling of a husky sled ride through snow-covered woods. Feel free to join a workshop to learn how to drive a husky sled or simply enjoy a ride on the sled, which is a must for dog lovers.  

Alpine skiing is possible at Bad Herrenalb – Gaistal/Talwiese ski resort, at Bad Herrenalb – Neusatz ski lift and Dobel ski lift. The longest piste is about 900 m and starts at Mt. Mehliskopf at an altitude of 1000 m, the ski area is located directly at the Black Forest Panorama Road. At Talwiese in the Upper Gais Valley you find a 2-km-long cross-country ski run offering access to the Northern Black Forest cross-country ski trail network. In the neighbouring Kaltenbronn village there are also the 16-km-long  Kaltenbronn-Grünhütte cross country ski run and the 21,5-km-long Kaltenbach alpine cross country skiing trail. 

Bad Herrenalb is located between Schwaben and Baden, so the regional food is a fine fusion of these two traditional kitchens. Besides the great number of restaurants, inns and coffee-houses, a visit of the spa hotel park restaurant is very recommended. If you love entertained dining, this is the place to be. “The night of horrors” offers exquisite 4-course dinners intermixed with a hilarious murder mystery show leading you to an old honourable manor house in Scotland. 

Many different types of accommodations such as hotels, B&Bs and camping sites offer you a very comfortable and pleasant stay in Bad Herrenalb.