This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Feldberg. To help you make friends with Feldberg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located 2km south of the highest summit in Baden-Württemberg, and one of the highest mountains in Germany, the town of Feldberg is a great destination for people looking for opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation. This popular holiday resort is located within the oldest nature reserve in Baden-Württemberg, preserving the area’s unique subalpine vegetation.
This park boasts some of the most impressive panoramic views the county has to offer, especially in the winter. From Feldberg, visitors can see the entire Vosges range, Hornisgrinde to the north, the entire chain of the Swabian Jura – including the Hegau volcanoes, and occasionally even the southern Palatinate Forest.
Tourism is the primary industry in Feldberg, so there are plenty of hotels and hostels in the area. There are huts and inns all along the mountain, bed and breakfasts and rental properties toward town, and several hotels and hostels within the town centre. Hostels and hotels book up fairly quickly here, as the weather is generally pleasant and there is a lot to do in Feldberg no matter when you visit.
The mountain can be accessed by car, public transport, or cable car, and offers more than 50km of downhill skiing for tourists of all skill levels. Cross-country trails are also available, and in the summer, these are popular among hikers and cyclists looking to explore the vegetation along the mountain. If you’re looking for more of a nightlife, the nearby community of Altglashütten offers more choices for bars and restaurants.
Feldberg is just over an hour’s drive from Freiburg, and buses run to the area quite regularly. There is also a train from Freiburg that stops in Feldberg before continuing on. A rental car would make getting around the area a bit easier, but there is public transportation available as this is a very popular tourist destination.
Written by local enthusiast for Feldberg hostelsJakob Lombardi