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Schluchsee is the perfect sight-seeing destination, with many famous cities and sights simply a day trip away. Browse our selection below for some inspiration for your next trip.
Freiburg im Breisgau, a bustling university city located in southwest Germany’s Black Forest, is known for its temperate climate and reconstructed medieval town, crisscrossed by picturesque brooks. In the surrounding highlands, the popular hiking destination Schlossberg Hill is linked to Freiburg by a funicular. With a dramatic 116m spire, the Gothic cathedral Freiburg Minster towers over the central square of Münsterplatz.
Distance about 50 km.
Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.
Distance about 140 km.
Colmar is a town in the Grand Est region of northeastern France, near the German border. The old town has cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. The 13th-century Gothic church of Eglise Saint-Martin stands centrally in the Place de la Cathédrale. The city is situated along the Alsace Wine Route, where local vineyards specialize in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.
Distance about 100 km.
Schaffhausen is a Swiss town on the upper Rhine River, in a wine-growing area near the German border. Baroque buildings with bay windows and decorated facades dot the medieval old town, dominated by the 16th-century Munot Fortress. Nearby, the High Gothic church of St. Johann is known for its acoustics. Kloster Allerheiligen, a former Benedictine monastery, includes a Romanesque cathedral.
Distance about 61 km.
The city of Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall).
Distance about 83 km.
Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town centers around Marktplatz, and is dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall. Its 12th-century Gothic cathedral boasts spell-binding city views, and contains the tomb of 16th-century Dutch philosopher, Desiderius Erasmus who is widely considered to be one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance.
Distance about 84 km.
The Town of Schluchsee
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The Schluchsee is a reservoir in the community of Schluchsee near St. Blasien in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg. It lies southeast of Lake Titisee and is the largest lake in the Black Forest. Since the 1960s, the lake has also served as a tributary of the pumped storage power plant of the Schluchsee works. In addition to a natural inflow, the lake is filled with water from the Rhine via various power plant stages.
Fishing at Schluchsee
The Schluchsee is a fishing paradise. According to Sitftung Warentest, the largest lake in the Black Forest has been one of the cleanest lakes in Germany for years. Environmental protection is of top priority on the Schluchsee and therefore motorboats are prohibited.
When Black Forest tourism was still in its infancy, a “lookout pavilion” was built on this characteristic rocky outcrop, which offers stunning views of the Schluchseelandschaft and the village of Schluchsee.
The Bildstein is one of the most spectacular mountains in the Black Forest. From its rocky summit you have an incomparable, panoramic view of Schluchsee in it’s entirety.
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