VS in summer

Particularly in the summer you are invited to explore the recreative nature around Villingen-Schwenningen. The Schwenninger Moos nature reserve with its 3.5 kilometer long circular trail is perfect for a relaxed Sunday stroll. The numerous information boards along the route are part of the history and nature trail. They contain exciting information about peat digging and the habitat of moorland. During the regular guided ‘moss tours’ you will experience the Schwenninger Moos from a different perspective depending on the main topic. The tours can be booked at the Environmental Center:

Support association Umweltzentrum Schwarzwald-Baar-Neckar e. V.

Neckarstraße 120,
78056 Villingen-Schwenningen
+497720 / 9968

For hiking enthusiasts, the 11.3 kilometer long Forest Path Groppertal, a premium hiking trail, on the outskirts of Villingen is recommended. Special highlights of the trail are the 20-meter-high rock "Uhustein" with its viewing platform, the game reserve Salvest and the castle ruin Kirneckö. After the hike just stop for a bite to eat at the Gasthaus Breitbrunnen.

Gasthaus Breitbrunnen
Breitbrunnen 1
78089 Unterkirnach
+4907721 / 9981-694

In Villingen-Schwenningen in the Möglingshöhe city park, the Neckar rises from a small spring. This is where its 362 km long journey through the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb to Mannheim begins. The Neckar Valley Cycle Path leads along this important river, past castles, vineyards, meadows and forests. The award-winning cycle path has been designated a four-star ADFC quality cycle route by the ADFC and is suitable for the whole family.

Neckartal Cycle Route Office
Reinsburgstr. 97
70197 Stuttgart
0711 / 50479416

Fun and games for the whole family - on the miniature golf course right next to the spa garden!

The kiosk with terrace offers a wide selection of drinks and ice cream. Open from 10.00 a.m. during the summer holidays. Last admission 20:00 hrs, in the summer holidays 20:30 hrs.

Minigolf in the Kurgarten
Kirnacher Str. 38
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
0173 / 3413921

In summer, the former State Garden Show grounds in the Moeglingshöhe municipal park in the Schwenningen district are the ideal place to visit with children: The little ones can really let off steam on the water playground. The ice cream parlor Cristallo from St. Georgen operates an ice cream van behind the festival area, selling sweet food to young and old. Also the 200 meter long barefoot path has been preserved from the State Garden Show 2010. The numerous different floor coverings are maintained weekly by a team of volunteers.

Enjoy summer’s hot temperatures in the Kneipp swimming bath in Villingen. In addition to a swimmer and a non-swimmer pool, there is also a large lawn for sunbathing. Don’t worry, you can also find a cool place in the shade of some trees. The Kneipp swimming bath is open daily from 08.00 - 20.00.

Kneippbad – Destriction Villingen
Am Kneippbad 1
78052 Villingen-Schwenningen
+497721 / 4050-4380

The Magdalenenberg is considered the largest early Celtic burial mound in Central Europe and can be walked around and climbed all year round. Display boards on site provide information about the most important historical events such as the discovery of the burial chamber and the excavation of the entire mound. The burial mound is around 30 minutes' walk from the Franciscan Museum with its permanent exhibition 'Celtic princely tomb Magdalenenberg', marked by the Celtic Trail logo with the image of a bird.

Franciscan Museum Villingen-Schwenningen
Rietgasse 2
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
07721 / 82-2351

The sunflower field of the Wildi family near the Bertholdshöfe in 78048 VS-Villingen is a real favorite place. On warm summer days you can relax wonderfully in the yellow sea of flowers. Just forget everyday life in the "Black Forest beach chairs" or on the Hollywood swing. Benches and tables invite you to have a picnic and between the sunflowers there are works of art made of natural materials. If you would like to extend your trip, you will find the Natzental game reserve with black and red deer very close by.