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

Current information - Corona guide

There are currently no mandatory corona protection measures for shops, the gastronomic area or cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

The current regulations on the obligation to wear masks in public transport, in the medical field, etc., as well as the hygiene recommendations of the state government can be found in the current Corona state ordinance.

Please also obtain information directly from the shops, operators, organizers, or institutions about any deviating information (e.g., possible regulations according to domiciliary rights).

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

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

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH