The Wasgau is a forested region between the Palatine Forest to the north and the Vosges Forest to the South. The region is known for its spectacular sandstone pillars, on which many castles were built. While all the castles have decayed over the centuries, their traces form epic and dramatic landscapes when set against the dense and verdant forest. This hike takes you through the most famous castles in the region.
Hiking: Freiburg Heights
This hike is an easy excursion from Freiburg and takes you through the meandering hills of the Jennetal nature park. Of course along the way are some beautiful views of Freiburg and plenty of terraced vineyards, as well as a few charming villages and a palace.
Hiking: The Freiburg Vineyards
For a hike closer to Freiburg, but with the same beautiful views as the more remote parts of the Kaiserstuhl, this hike as it covered. This is a simple loop trail with beautiful landscape views of the vineyard terraces and the Rhine Valley.
Hiking: The Volcanic Garden
Much of the Kaiserstuhl mountain landscape is the result of ancient volcanic activity. Some of the remnants of this activity are on display during this hike. The main thing to see, though, are the sweeping vistas of the valley, covered in forests and vineyard terraces.
Hiking: Birdsong Pass
The Southern Kaiserstuhl Mountains possess some spectacular forest and vineyard landscapes. This rather long hike takes you up into the mountains through Birdsongpass and then down through a series of spectacular views over the vineyards and Rhine Valley.