Aitern in the Belchenland

Aitern – 638-1.078 m

This quiet and sunny Black Forest village is particularly favoured with its southern situation. Everybody can watch the sunrise as they have breakfast here.


Accommodation (ca. 300 guest beds)

well maintained hotels (some with Wellness facilities and indoor swimming pool) restaurants, bed and breakfast, private accommodation, holiday apartments and farm-holidays.

Leisure activities

wide network of walking paths and mountain-bike tracks, Kneipp facility, Belchen cable car, traditional Schnaps distillery, earthworm experience trail for children, Westweg stopping place, children's play area, Belchen path. Theme paths: glacier paths, Kirchweg Wieden-Schönau im Schwarzwald


Concerts, theatre, celebrations, events for children and families, guided adventure walks

Sport and other activities

Guided nature tours, tennis, football ground, guided walks, ski-courses


Belchen cable car, baby-lift with Pumuckel garden (Multen), toboggan facilities on former Belchen road (4 km) snowshoe trail, cross-country skiing, winter walks, cross-country skiing course Schonach-Belchen, cross country skiing centre "Hohtann"

Health and Wellness

Hotel indoor swimming pools with Wellness facilities (not open to public)

Other possibilities

the summit of the Belchen has been free of cars since December 2001. You can therefore climb to the top on foot, by mountain bike or by cable car. The restaurant "Belchenhaus" is the highest situated restaurant in Baden-Württemberg.

Ways to arrive

Coming from Freiburg

via Schauinsland or Kirchzarten - Oberried - Notschrei - Todtnau. Before Schönau im Schwarzwald continue straight on in the direction of Aitern

Coming from Titisee-Neustadt

via B 317-Feldberg, Todtnau. Continue in the direction of Lörrach past Utzenfeld and then turn right towards Aitern.

Coming from direction of

via B 317 in the direction of Todtnau until Schönenbuchen and then left to Aitern.

Schwarzwaldregion Belchen - Neustadtstraße 1 - 79677 Schönau im Schwarzwald
Tel.: +49 (0)7673 / 91 81 30 - Fax: +49 (0)7673 / 91 81 329 - eMail: