Bad Herrenalb

Department of Tourism Bad Herrenalb
Rathausplatz 11
76332 Bad Herrenalb
Tel.: 07083 5005-55
Fax: 07083 5005-44

“Ecological responsibility for the protection of the environment” Bad Herrenalb


Memorable, green stay at Bad Herrenalb

Just 30 km south of Karlsruhe you find yourself in the small beautiful spa town Bad Herrenalb, home to 7000 inhabitants admit the Black Forest on an elevation between 400 - 800 meters.

Bad Herrenalb is ideally located in between seven Black forest valleys and the breathtaking landscape of Germany’s third largest nature park the Black Forest: Nature Park Central/North with its scenic attractions, local traditions and the culinary Black Forest specialties.

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Wildcats Forest - Experience

Quality Trail "Family-fun"certified by the German Hiking Association
Interactive hike around the wildcat
Wildcat certificate for the little ones
Mobile phone-audioguide with additional information

Guided Experience „Wildes Albtal“

Black Forest guide Monika Amann
In the focus are water, nature, geology and history of the wild-romantic Albtal
Experience hiking to create more consciousness

Green Pearls® Score for Bad Herrenalb

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Wildkatze in Bad Herrenalb © Thomas Stephan / BUND

Bad Herrenalb and Biodiversity

Unlocking the secrets of the wildcats: Visit Bad Herrenalb and learn about Germany’s First Quality Trail „family-fun“, a wildcat forest-experience.

For many years we can observe that wildcats start to feel at home again in our woods recapturing their former territories. The animals are exceedingly shy, why the chances to meet them are extremely minimal.

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Kurpark, Bad Herrenalb

Hiking across the Teufelsmühle 

The Black Forest around Bad Herrenalb is a paradise for all nature lovers and active vacationers: a multitude of hiking routes, geocaching and adventure trails can be discovered in the Nature Park.

A special trail is the “Große Runde über die Teufelsmühle” (English: Long hike across the Devil’s Mill), which was awarded as quality trail called “traumtour” (English: dream tour).

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Wildkatzenpfad in Bad Herrenalb © Tourismus GmbH Nördlicher Schwarzwald

Bad Herrenalb is certified as “Sustainable Destination”

The spa city Bad Herrenalb contributes actively to climate protection and the protection of its woods. The government Baden-Wurttemberg supports visitor-strong tourism destinations in their sustainable development providing a sustainable cheque.

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Fair trade Bad Herrenalb

Fairtrade City

Since 2012 Bad Herrenalb is awarded by the non-profit organization TransFair as “Fairtrade City.” The award repeats every two years and comprises five important criteria: The local council, some associations and parishes must offer fair trade products. In addition, supporting fair trade must be recorded in a council resolution.

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Pellets Bad Herrenalb © Adobe Stock / anmaro

Ecological responsibility: Active climate protection

For Bad Herrenalb active climate protection is an important subject. Together with external engineers a concept was developed which reduces the energy consumption of buildings and facilities:

Improvement of heat insulation in the Kurhaus Bad Herrenalb, cogeneration unit for the Siebenthäler Therme and a pellet heating at the city hall in Bernbach.

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Wochenmarkt © AdobeStock / EwaStudio

Economic success by focusing on the region

Support of the regional agriculture, by short transport routes huge amounts of energy can be saved and the local economy is strengthened. The weekly market is held on the city hall square promoting local producers ant their regional products. Also the shopping possibilities offer a variety of regional products.

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Gesunde Ernährung für Kinder © Adobe Stock / yanadjan

Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy eating belongs to a sustainable development especially for children. Bad Herrenalb supports parents since 2010. Children in the kindergarten as well as the school kids and students of the elementary school can decide for a tasty and wholesome lunch. Food and movement go hand in hand, therefore the kindergartens and schools offer a great variety of sport possibilities. In addition, there are many activities for every season and every sports type.

Fahrradfahrer © AdobeStock / Laiotz

Eco-friendly Mobility and Traffic

Traffic and mobility belong to the most important municipal plannings and enclose ecological as well as economic and social subjects. Since more than 100 years Bad Herrenalb comprises of an environmentally friendly extensive railway system.

The ÖPNV operates within Bad Herrenalb, thus citizens and guests reach their destination fast and secure. And for the guests of Bad Herrenalb the motivation to use public transportation is even more attractive.

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Mountainbiking © AdobeStock / Marcel

Sustainable Electro Mobility

E-Bikes and Pedelecs Bikes with electric motor take guests eco – friendly to all popular locations in the Black Forest. You can also take advantage to try out E-Cars in your vacation. 

The Black Forest has a pioneering role within Germany. With the project “ZUMO – future mobility in the holiday region Black Forest” the starting signal was given already in 2011.

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