Leisure tips

An excellent location!

Schloss Ortenberg (Ortenberg Castle) is the fairy-tale castle of the Baden region. The landmark of the Ortenau area was first mentioned in a document in 1167. Destroyed in 1678, the castle was only rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 19th century. The view of the castle at the entrance of the romantic Kinzigtal valley is simply stunning!

The youth hostel in the castle is just 500 m away from the village. How about a visit to the pretty Bühlwegkirche church? Or would you prefer a trip to Europapark Rust? To Strasbourg? Right next door, Offenburg, with its cafes and shops, beckons to you. Or would you rather go hiking?

Leisure activities

  • Outdoor swimming pools in Offenburg and Gengenbach
  • Indoor swimming pool in Offenburg
  • Bathing lakes nearby (Schlossblicksee lake, Gifizsee lake, etc.)
  • Well-marked network of walks
  • Well-developed network of cycle routes

Hiking - nothing but nature

  • To the summit of "Hohes Horn" ("High Horn") with a unique view of the Rhine valley as well as the Black Forest and the Vosges (3 km)
  • Hike along the "Weinlehrpfad" ("wine trail") to the winery of Schloss Ortenberg (wine tasting & sales) (2 km)
  • To Offenburg across the vineyards (6 km)
  • Hike through the vineyards and forests to the picturesque town of Gengenbach (8 km) (return by bus)
  • Hike to Staufenberg Castle in Durbach (restaurant) (12 km)

Lots to experience

  • Offenburg (museums, stroll through the town, street cafes) (3 km)
  • Gengenbach, mediaeval town with its historical town centre, interesting museums & night watchman tours (8 km)
  • Strasbourg (sightseeing, the minster, canal cruise, European Parliament, "le Vaisseau" centre for playful discovery of science & technology, orangery) (26 km)
  • Alsace, with its picturesque villages (30 km
  • Wolfach (Dorotheenhütte - glass museum & blowing workshop) (34 km)
  • Europapark in Rust (35 km)
  • Gutach (Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof - open-air farm museum) (37 km)
  • Gutach (park for all the senses, Black Forest toboggan run) (37 km)
  • Taubergiessen Nature Reserve/cut-off meander of the Rhine, ride on a fishing boat through one of the last paradises in Germany (40 km)
  • Waldklettergarten Kenzingen (high ropes course in a forest) (47 km)
  • Triberg (waterfalls, cuckoo clock) (52 km)
  • Panorama-Bad (swimming, sauna, spa) Freudenstadt (53 km)
  • Treetop walk in Waldkirch (54 km)
  • Freiburg im Breisgau (65 km)

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