Todtnau, Germany

Todtnau is a pit stop on your tour of the wonderful Black Forest scenery. The highlight of this very small town is the nearby Todtnauer Waterfalls. The cascading wall of water is Germany’s highest.

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1 Black Forest Scenery near Todtnau, Germany

Driving through the Black Forest in the southwest corner of Germany is spectacular. You are treated to mountains covered by lush, green pines and firs, valleys that contain quaint towns, farms and grazing cattle plus numerous rivers and glacier created lakes. Don’t speed through the Schwarzwald on the motorway. Take the slow, scenic routes so you can enjoy all of this beauty.

Talstraße 2, 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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2 St. John the Baptist Church Among Lush Forest in Todtnau, Germany

Nestled in the southern part of Germany’s Black Forest is Todtnau, a small town of less than 5,000 that enjoys the river Wiese and panoramic scenes of lush, green trees. Judging from the view from St. John the Baptist Church, the town hosts plenty of skiers in the winter on the region’s highest mountains. It also offers the country’s longest toboggan ride called the Hasenhorn roller coaster. The track is almost two miles long.

Freiburger Str. 2, 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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3 St. John the Baptist Church Façade in Todtnau, Germany

This elegant church, with it’s white, sandstone façade, twin bell towers and green copper onion domes is St. John the Baptist Church. Built in the 18th century, it sits on a hill overlooking the quiet main street of Todtnau, Germany. The town is wedged between the Feldberg and Belchen mountains in the upper Wiese Valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald region, which is the German name for the Black Forest.

Freiburger Str. 2, 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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4 Todtnauer Waterfalls from Hiking Path in Todtnauberg, Germany

It is a simple and beautiful hike to reach the Todtnauer Waterfalls. This will be your first view as you turn a corner along a dirt path. After you enjoy the waterfalls, leave plenty of time for other outdoor adventures around Todtnauberg, including hiking and cycling in the summer and skiing in the winter. The Feldberg mountain is nearby. At nearly 5,000 feet, it is the tallest in the Black Forest.

Todtnauer Wasserfälle Haldenweide 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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5 Todtnauer Waterfalls Cascading in Todtnauberg, Germany

The Todtnauer Waterfalls is fed by the Stübenbach River and other mountain streams before cascading down layers of tree-lined rock for over 300 feet, the highest natural falls in Germany. Sheets of water sparkle in the sun as they form small pools before tumbling again to the next level. It’s located in the small village of Todtnauberg near Todtnau in Germany’s Black Forest. Admission is free and it is worth a side trip.

Todtnauer Wasserfälle Haldenweide 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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6 Todtnauer Waterfalls from Footbridge in Todtnauberg, Germany

Surrounding the gorgeous Todtnauer Waterfalls is a series of paths and footbridges that allow you to explore it from several angles as it flows down the granite rocks towards the valley that’s situated between the towns of Atersteg and Todtnau. It is a refreshing way to spend a hot summer day with the family. This area has been protected as a monument since 1987.

Todtnauer Wasserfälle Haldenweide 79674 Todtnau, Germany
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