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 Thursday – 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

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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16Dec
Cookery Festival
12/16/2021

You can look forward to a 6-course evening menu, some of which are freshly prepared for you ala minute at various stations. Take a look behind the scenes and enjoy, in addition to each course, a matching wine from a winegrower in the Baden region. For house guests this event is included in the pampering pension. For external guests we charge 70,00 € per person. Start is at 18:30 o'clock.

11Jan
Saucen & Co. cookery course
01/11/2022

Show me your sauce and I'll tell you what kind of cook you are - that's how you could say the well-known proverb.
At 15.00 hrs. you prepare, together with the cook, a surprise menu with 6 courses. We dedicate ourselves to the topic of sauces, fonds, etc.
The duration is 4-5 hours. 90,00 € for hotel guests (when booking our pampering services) 130,00 € for external guests including accompanying drinks (water, soft drinks, selected wines) and a cooking course present. Minimum number of participants 6 persons.

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10Feb
"Taste"-Menue
02/10/2022

Many small dishes combined in a beautiful menu. Let us surprise you! For house guests this event is included in the pampering board. For external guests we charge 70,00 €. Start is at 18:30 o'clock. Limited number of seats, therefore we recommend an early reservation.

10Mar
potato menu
03/10/2022

We serve you a delicious multi-course menu, around the delicious tuber! You will be surprised how versatile you can use the potato!
For house guests, this event is included in the "Verwöhnpension". For external guests we charge 70,00 € per person. Start is at 6:30 pm.

05Apr
Wild Herbs Cookery Course
04/05/2022

At 14:30 we start with a wild herb hike. We will collect the wild herbs for our menu together and experience them with all our senses. Afterwards, we will get down to business in our gourmet kitchen. We will prepare your wild herb menu from the collected wild herbs and other high-quality ingredients. For overnight guests we charge 90,00 €, for external guests we charge 130,00 € including accompanying drinks. Minimum number of participants 6 persons.

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05Jul
Saucen & Co. cookery course
07/05/2022

Show me your sauce and I'll tell you what kind of cook you are - that's how you could say the well-known proverb.
At 15.00 hrs. you prepare, together with the cook, a surprise menu with 6 courses. We dedicate ourselves to the topic of sauces, fonds, etc.
The duration is 4-5 hours. 90,00 € for hotel guests (when booking our pampering services) 130,00 € for external guests including accompanying drinks (water, soft drinks, selected wines) and a cooking course present. Minimum number of participants 6 persons.

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19Jul
BBQ evening
07/19/2022

An evening for connoisseurs with various meat and fish specialities and everything that goes with barbecue. Experience a barbecue evening in our hotel park in a different way with the special Ludinmühle atmosphere. For hotel guests this event is included in the pampering pension. You are welcome to register for the barbecue evening directly in advance, as we can only allocate a limited number of places. Not for external guests.

09Aug
BBQ evening
08/09/2022

An evening for connoisseurs with various meat and fish specialities and everything that goes with barbecue. Experience a barbecue evening in our hotel park in a different way with the special Ludinmühle atmosphere. For hotel guests this event is included in the pampering pension. You are welcome to register for the barbecue evening directly in advance, as we can only allocate a limited number of places. Not for external guests.

22Sep
Salt menu
09/22/2022

An evening for connoisseurs with various meat and fish specialities and everything that goes with barbecue. Experience a barbecue evening in our hotel park in a different way with the special Ludinmühle atmosphere. For hotel guests this event is included in the pampering pension. You are welcome to register for the barbecue evening directly in advance, as we can only allocate a limited number of places. Not for external guests.Experience the world of different salts! Our kitchen crew has come up with something very special to show you the versatility of salts. For house guests this event is included in the pampering pension. For external guests we charge 70,00 €. Start is at 18:30 o'clock.

08Nov
Game Cookery Course
11/08/2022

Local game is processed together to special culinary delights. From the "cutting" (optionally from 15:00 hrs) of the fresh game animal (roe deer or wild boar) to the preparation of your game menu and the joint enjoyment.
At 16.00 hours you prepare, together with the cook, a surprise menu with 6 courses. The duration is 4-5 hours. 90,00 € for hotel guests (when booking our pampering services) 130,00 € for external guests including accompanying drinks (water, soft drinks, selected wines) and a cooking course present. Minimum number of participants 6 persons.​

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17Nov
potato menu
11/17/2022

We serve you a delicious multi-course menu, around the delicious tuber! You will be surprised how versatile you can use the potato!
For house guests, this event is included in the "Verwöhnpension". For external guests we charge 70,00 € per person. Start is at 6:30 pm.

13Dec
Game Cookery Course
12/13/2022

Local game is processed together to special culinary delights. From the "cutting" (optionally from 15:00 hrs) of the fresh game animal (roe deer or wild boar) to the preparation of your game menu and the joint enjoyment.
At 16.00 hours you prepare, together with the cook, a surprise menu with 6 courses. The duration is 4-5 hours. 90,00 € for hotel guests (when booking our pampering services) 130,00 € for external guests including accompanying drinks (water, soft drinks, selected wines) and a cooking course present. Minimum number of participants 6 persons.​

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