Nature on the doorstep
Around Alpirsbach you will experience rare species and biotopes that only exist here, which invite you to explore. The natural highlight Glaswald and Glaswiesen can be reached on foot from Alpirsbach in just a few minutes. And the National Park is also nearby. Here forests, moors, ridges and lakes alternate, nature is sometimes gentle and lovely, sometimes wild and untamed. Look forward to a surprising animal and plant world, true to the motto of the national park - a trace wilder.
Barbecue area outdoor pool Alpirsbach
Barbecue area Gabrielenweiher, Ehlenbogen
Barbecue area Karlsquelle Glaswald/Glaswiesen, city centre
Barbecue area Lehmgrube, Peterzell
Barbecue area Zimmerplatz with Hofwäldlehütte, Reutin
Glass forest and glass meadows
In the Glaswiesen and Glaswald nature reserve, treasures such as the troll flower, orchids, cotton grasses and sedges grow. Fire salamanders, grass frogs and common toads live here. Particularly attentive observers will discover various butterflies such as the emperor's cloak or the mother-of-pearl butterfly and the large kingfisher is also at home here - keep an eye out!
Walk through the Glaswald / Glaswiesen nature reserve: Walk past the town hall and Ambrosius-Blarer-Platz through Spitalgasse to the nature reserve. The circular route of approx. 5.5 kilometres starts at the hikers' car park next to the pond and leads through the idyllic valley with the springs of the Alpirsbächle. On your way you will find an information board with all kinds of interesting facts about the flora and fauna in the nature reserve. At the Karlsquelle you can rest at a refuge with a fireplace. Via the "Oberen Moosweg", the trail leads back to the starting point with a magnificent view.
Black Forest National Park
Alpirsbach has the great fortune of bordering Baden-Württemberg's only national park. On the approximately 10,000 hectares between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt, the forest is left to its own devices. Here you can experience the wild beauty of the Black Forest, the magic of untouched nature and islands of tranquillity. Magnificent long-distance views across the Rhine plain to France and over the ridges of the Black Forest give the park its incomparable character.
The National Park's annual programme includes hundreds of exciting lectures, seminars and guided tours, on foot, by bike, alone or accompanied by experienced rangers. If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact the staff at the National Park Centre.
Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord
The Black Forest is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany and an internationally extremely popular holiday destination. The Black Forest Nature Park Central/North was founded in order to preserve it, develop it sustainably and make it accessible to people. With an area of around 375,000 ha, it is the largest nature park in Germany. The National Park lies entirely within the territory of the Black Forest Nature Park Central/North. Both partners work closely together.
The Bollen hat is at home here! The world-famous symbol for the Black Forest originates from the villages of Gutach, Kirnbach and Reichenbach, which are located in side valleys of the broadly branching Kinzig valley. Since the 18th century, married women have worn the striking hat with red or black pollen, which became the official trademark of the entire holiday region. The river to the valley - the Kinzig - runs through the Black Forest for 65 kilometres from our neighbouring village of Lossburg to where it flows into the Rhine. And its valley has much to offer: Pretty little towns, dreamy villages, magnificent old town houses and homely Black Forest farms, eventful tours through blooming meadows, summery forests, autumnal vineyards or wintery enchanted Black Forest farms.