Burgbach Waterfall (Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach, Germany) ◉

Difficulty: Beginner

Length: 1.5 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 400 feet

Dog Friendly: Yes


Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 48.4132, 8.3282

Directions: Park at the coordinates in the designated parking lot (Wanderparkplatz) where Burgbachstraße meets the main road, Wolftalstraße. Walk up the smaller road for a few hundred feet, and then turn right onto the trail into the forest.


Located in Germany's Black Forest, the Burgbach Waterfall is one of the country's highest free falling waterfalls at 105 feet tall. The home of Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel, the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is lush and magical, and has you feeling as if you might stumble upon a witch's den at any moment. The short, forested hike to this tucked-away waterfall (wasserfall) passes by old rock walls and is partially paved with stone steps, adding to the ancient feel.

Burgbach Waterfall in the Black Forest, Germany
Burgbach Waterfall hike in the Black Forest, Germany
Burgbach Waterfall hike in the Black Forest, Germany

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