On the lake that shares its name, there lies the idyllic small town of Schluchsee in the nature park of the South Black Forest. The curative spa resort is situated at a height of 930 to 1300 m above sea-level in the heart of a magnificent natural landscape. Various water sport opportunities on the picturesque Schluchsee serve the local inhabitants and tourists alike for their recreational activities. Several hiking trails, including an approx. 18 km long circuit around the lake, make the area one of most popular hiking destinations in Germany.
By train you can reach Schluchsee with the Dreiseenbahn. On the Northern banks of the lake, runs the main road 500, it is also called Schwarzwaldhochstraße and it leads into the centre of the municipality.
The Schluchsee is the largest lake in the Black Forest and it is doubtless the most impressive tourist attraction in the area. From 1929 until 1932, a dam was erected, and it has a height of over 35 m over the bottom of the valley.
The St.-Nikolaus-Kirche that was built in the year 1275, is located only a few metres away from the railway station. The inside was designed by the sculptor Helmut Lutz who originated from Breisach and the roof covering is made out of wooden tiles.
Fans of model railway lines can go and visit the Modellbahnzentrum that was opened in 2006 and whose structures were crafted with a real love for detail. The museum is located in the district of Blasiwalk in close proximity to the dam.
In the Heimethus, you can also marvel at genuine Black Forest folk art and craftsmanship. From the beadwork to the finishing of straw sandals and traditional hats, traditional craftsmanship is still very much alive here.
In the restaurant of the Hotels Hubertus, you will be served a sophisticated menu from regional ingredients for fair prices. Whether you sit on the lakeside terrace or in the winter garden while you enjoy your food, you will be awarded a breathtaking mountain panorama.