The Black Forest National Park

After a long discussion process on whether or not to establish a new national park in the German Federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the 10,000-hectare Black Forest National Park was finally established in 2014.

One year later, the city of Karlsruhe became the first neighbouring city to enter into a partnership with it. Apart from protecting ecological processes and preserving a variety of species and biotopes, national parks are important areas for scientific research and environmental education. They also offer many recreational possibilities for visitors. The Black Forest provides insights into a former managed forest, where nature is now allowed to develop without human intervention and to grow ‘one step wilder’.


A guided tour by rangers on the ‘Lotharpfad’ in the Black Forest National Park, followed by an expert presentation on a subject of choice with a Q & A session.

Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!