Re: Family hiking in the black forest
I am sure that there are a huge number of options, but just to get the discussion started, when our daughter was about 2, we did a very nice hike from Martinskapelle (about 7km out of Furtwangen) up through the forest to a restaurant where we had lunch.
At the start of the hike, you will see the 'Donauquelle', one of the reputed sources of the Donau (Danube) River. This is a bit of a disputed claim, as there are apparently several springs which compete for this honour, but this particular spring is the source of the Breg River, which is apparently the Donau's longest tributary. There is a spot indicated where you can stand across the watershed between the Rhine and Donau basins with one foot in either catchment, which rather appealed to my sense of geography!
Have a look at www.donauquelle.de if you're interested in doing this.
Good luck with your planning and enjoy this lovely part of the world!
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