Sights in the Black Forest

Suggested excursions during your holiday in the Black Forest

The location of the Ludinmühle Hotel & Spa in picturesque Brettental is ideal for excursions to the Black Forest and the surrounding regions. We particularly recommend the following highlights:

Freiburg

The sunniest town in Germany is situated on the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland and makes a particularly good day trip. The old town with its Gothic minster and colourful market is well worth a visit. Its charming little lanes and picturesque nooks are especially attractive for lovers looking to explore the town on their holiday at our romantic hotel in the Black Forest.  For anyone wanting to experience a unique guided tour of Freiburg, the Historix Tours led by professional actors are highly recommended.

We provide a hotel shuttle bus to the beautiful old town of Freiburg every Tuesday – you will find more information on this at the hotel reception.

Tip:
Visit Freiburg's local mountain – the Schauinsland – which has the longest cable car in the world, carrying you 1,284 metres up to the top in 20 minutes, from where you have a stupendous view of the Black Forest and the natural beauty all around.

Strasbourg

Nearby Alsace is worth a visit at any time of year. As home to the European Court of Justice and the European Parliament, it stands at the centre of European politics. Stroll through the historical old town and visit the minster with its astronomical clock. Strasbourg’s outstanding Alsatian cuisine is another reason for visiting it during your spa weekend in the Black Forest.

Colmar

The picturesque little town of Colmar will charm you with its half‑timbered houses, canals, flower‑adorned alleyways and culinary diversity. Explore Colmar by water with a boat trip or take the tourist train. The Cigo Tour is particularly recommended for families with children – it takes a playful approach to bringing the town alive for children and makes for a great day out during your family holiday in our family‑friendly hotel in the Black Forest.

Staufen

Johann Georg Faust – immortalised as Dr. Faustus by Goethe – came from this historical little town in Markgräflerland. Follow in the footsteps of Goethe’s Faust with an unusual sightseeing tour or trace the steps of the Devil on the Mephisto Tour.

Triberg Waterfalls

The highest waterfalls in Germany are an extraordinary natural spectacle, with the water rushing down 163 metres into the depths below. Visitors are drawn to Triberg not only for the healing effects of the ionised water but also to see the world’s largest Black Forest cuckoo clock.

Lake Titisee

A day out to Lake Titisee in the Black Forest, one of the cleanest bathing lakes in Germany, is a restorative experience for the whole family. The well‑known lakeside road is lovely for strolling along, and the clear water is wonderful for swimming, windsurfing, sailing or for taking a boat trip with glorious views.

Kaiserstuhl

Enjoy the panoramic views of the vineyards and the idyllic little towns in Kaiserstuhl such as Burkheim, or Endingen with its lovely old town.

Waldkirch

This town at the foot of the Kandel mountain is famous for organ‑making and for sights such as the Kastelburg (castle), but it also offers interaction with animals at the Schwarzwaldzoo (Black Forest Zoo) and adventures on the treetop walk.

Gutach in Kinzigtal

Experience how people lived and worked 400 years ago in the region at the Black Forest Open Air Museum.

Hochburg castle near Sexau/Emmendingen

The medieval Hochburg Ruins are located between Emmendingen and Sexau and are one of the largest castle complexes in Baden. (approx. 15 km | 15 minutes from the hotel)

Excursion ideas for families in the Black Forest

A wide range of attractions for families and children ensure that a family holiday in the Ludinmühle is an unforgettable experience. Find out more about Black Forest holidays with children.

The Ludinmühle leisure and activities programme

12Dec
Cookery Festival
12/12/2019

Take a look behind the scenes and get some tips from our professional chefs. Multicourse menu with wine.

14Jan
Chocolate Cookery Course
01/14/2020

Ever wanted to make chocolates yourself? Immerse yourself in the world of delicacies and learn how to do it right with our chocolate tasting course! Together we make different chocolates, which you can take home as a present (200g) for your loved ones or to enjoy yourself. Start: 10:00 clock, end about 13:00 clock.

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23Jan
Salt menu
01/23/2020

Discover the world of different salts! Our kitchen crew will show you the versatility of salt in an extraordinary menu.

06Feb
Cookery Festival
02/06/2020

Take a look behind the scenes and get some tips from our professional chefs. Multicourse menu with wine.

14Feb
chocolate menu
02/14/2020

Our kitchen crew will put together a nice menu for you, using chocolate in a variety of shapes. With 6 delicious courses you will get to know cocoa and chocolate from the savory and sometimes the sweet side. For guests this event is included as part of the luxury board. For external guests we charge 66,00 € per person. Start is at 18:30.

12Mar
Beer evening
03/12/2020

We serve a delicious, multi-course menu, in which beer plays a major role as seasoning. You will be amazed what you can do with beer. A beer sommelier will take you through the evening. Let yourself be surprised! For guests this event is included as part of the luxury board. For external guests we charge 66,00 €. Start is at 18:30.

19Mar
Cookery Festival
03/19/2020

Take a look behind the scenes and get some tips from our professional chefs. Multicourse menu with wine.

31Mar
Wild Herbs Cookery Course
03/31/2020

At 14:30 we start with a wild herb hike. Here we will collect together the wild herbs for our menu and experience with all senses. Afterwards, our gourmet kitchen gets down to business. From the collected wild herbs and other high-quality ingredients we prepare your wild herb menu.

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28Apr
Wild Herbs Cookery Course
04/28/2020

At 14:30 we start with a wild herb hike. Here we will collect together the wild herbs for our menu and experience with all senses. Afterwards, our gourmet kitchen gets down to business. From the collected wild herbs and other high-quality ingredients we prepare your wild herb menu.

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05May
Wild Herbs Cookery Course
05/05/2020

At 14:30 we start with a wild herb hike. Here we will collect together the wild herbs for our menu and experience with all senses. Afterwards, our gourmet kitchen gets down to business. From the collected wild herbs and other high-quality ingredients we prepare your wild herb menu.

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03Jun
BBQ evening
06/03/2020

An evening for connoisseurs with different meat and fish specialties and everything for a barbecue. Experience a barbecue in our hotel park with a difference with the special Ludinmühle atmosphere. For hotel guests this event is included in the pamper board. For the barbecue you are welcome to register in advance, as we can only allocate a limited number of seats. Not for external guests.

07Jul
Saucen & Co. cookery course
07/07/2020

Show me your sauces and I'll tell you what a cook you are - that's how you could also say the famous proverb.

At 3pm you prepare a surprise menu with six courses together with the cook. We will dedicate ourselves to the topic sauces, stocks etc.

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22Jul
BBQ evening
07/22/2020

An evening for connoisseurs with different meat and fish specialties and everything for a barbecue. Experience a barbecue in our hotel park with a difference with the special Ludinmühle atmosphere. For hotel guests this event is included in the pamper board. For the barbecue you are welcome to register in advance, as we can only allocate a limited number of seats. Not for external guests.

17Sep
Salt menu
09/17/2020

Discover the world of different salts! Our kitchen crew will show you the versatility of salt in an extraordinary menu.

19Nov
Cookery Festival
11/19/2020

Take a look behind the scenes and get some tips from our professional chefs. Multicourse menu with wine.

24Nov
Chocolate Cookery Course
11/24/2020

Ever wanted to make chocolates yourself? Immerse yourself in the world of delicacies and learn how to do it right with our chocolate tasting course! Together we make different chocolates, which you can take home as a present (200g) for your loved ones or to enjoy yourself. Start: 10:00 clock, end about 13:00 clock.

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10Dec
Cookery Festival
12/10/2020

Take a look behind the scenes and get some tips from our professional chefs. Multicourse menu with wine.