Places to visit

Not only by the charm of the small town Kandern, also by the central location in the "Markgräflerland, one of the warmes regions of Germany, and the proximity of France and Switzerland, Kandern provides a good starting point for trips to the Alsace, Switzerland, or the Black Forest.

Wether by foot, by car or with public transport you always reach your target destination.

Excursions in the vicinity of Kandern

By foot:

The town attracts visitors with numerous walking paths, alleyways and a pedestrian friendly town center to take a walk, or have a window shopping. Also a lot of hiking trails lead close to Kandern or cruze the town as for example the  Planetenweg (trail of the planets) the August-Macke circuit the  Kulturlandweg (country culture trail) (more circuits and hiking trails are listed on Stadt Kandern )




Should you be tired of hiking, but still want to enjoy a travel through the fascinating nature of the southern Black Forest, then you should change to the Train. No, not any train! Kandern is the start- and endpoint of a historical steam locomotive, so called "Kanderle". More information about the Kanderle you find on (website in German)


The Black Forest:

Germanies highest and bigest contiguous highland invites you to hike, bike, and in winter of course also to ski or to cross-country ski. Also some sights are located in the black forest. You can visit Germany's highest waterfalls, take a walk arround the famous "Titisee", or stay the whole day in the park with the typical Black forest houses (Vogtsbauernhöfe), and if you would like to get a souvenir from your vacation for you or your dearest, what about one of the world famous "Kukusuhr"? And when you enjoy coffee and cake (which is a very common custom for this region) try one of the REAL Black Forest cakes (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte).

More information about the Black Forest?




In summertime as in wintertime you have the posibility to go to one of the swimming pools or SPA's arround Kandern.

Of corse, the public pool in Kandern which is outside is only opened in summer, ( Freibad Kandern ) but also in wintertime you can visit one of the following indoor pools:

Laguna Badeland
Balinea Thermen
Cassiopeia Termen
Sole uno (Switzerland)



Enough walking? You are one gear more quick if you rent a bike for a day, or even the whole week:

Velo Ziped (Flyer in German)




You like to play Tennis? Also in Kandern, as in one of the near towns you can stay, after making a reservation, some hours on the Tennis court. The Tennis court in Kandern is next to the public pool. So once you're sweating you can cool down in the public pool again.

Phonenumber of the Tennis Court  in Kandern: 07626 / 6506 or 7518
Tennisclub Wollbach: (Website in German)




Also the golfers are not missed out in Kandern. On aproxx. 72 hectares in the outscirts of Kandern you can enjoy golfing on the 18 hole golf course. Afterwards you can enjoy a beer in the club restaurant of the golf course

More Information on:



Carriage rides:

On horseback, but not riding. What about a carriage ride. Some of the surrounding farms and wineries offer a variety of trips over hill and dale.

More information on carriage rides on the Homepage of Kandern



Medieval flair, breathtaking views, pure nature. And all this just arround the corner. Behind our house begins the trail directly to the ruins to the castle "Sausenburg". A brisk hike of 20-30 minutes and you can enjoy the astonishing view from the castle tower (which is usually open). The castle is also a good place for having a barbecue surrounded by medival.

Sausenburg on Wikipedia



Or perhaps you would like to visit Switzerland? Only a puddle jump and and you're in the Swiss metropole Basel. Not only the hirstoric towncenter with it's pedestrian streets, but also the cathedral invite for a visit. In Basel there are also a lot of museums which have something for everybody

More information about the city you find on:








Excursions in the near surrounding of Kandern





Also the student's city Freiburg is only a little more than half an hour by car from Kandern.

Discover the old part of the city with it's narrow streets, streams and the world known Cathedral of Freiburg.

Also Freiburg you find in the internet:
Official website of Freiburg



Just next to Freiburg is Germany`s biggest theme park. On 900.000 square meters you find everything what a coaster-heart is looking for.

More Information about the Europapark Rust:



Or maybe a little smaller, but with more nature and everything? In the theme park Steinwasen you find a mix of zoo and attraction park.
More information on the theme park Steinwasen:


Erdmannshöhle Hasel:

To hot outside? Is it raining? No matter what's the weather outside, cool down or a dry trip you have in the "Erdmannshöle Hasel". As one of the oldest dripstone caves of Germany there is a lot to see.

More Information on: Erdmannshöhle Hasel (Website in German)