From the tourist information office in Lossburg, we set out on a short hike through the enchanted forest in the magic land of Lossburg. We had the information flyer about the hiking route and the little pixie book “Mit Winni auf Entdeckertour im Zauberland” with us. A really cutely designed book that goes with the information boards during the hike (available at the tourist information office).
Our little hike began at the information pavilion. From here, we first wanted to walk the approximately 500m long water adventure circuit. For me, it is always exciting to discover activity areas where children can gain motor experience.
Uh, children?! Okay, I’ll have to try out whether the offers are suitable for children. In any case, I had fun and I can imagine that children can hardly be lured away, especially in the right temperatures.
Kinzigsee and the source of the Kinzig river
The hiking trail led us further to the Kinzigsee, a small natural paradise in the middle of the greenery. Ducks were swimming here, birds were chirping and if it hadn’t been so chilly, I would have made myself comfortable on a bench and just enjoyed the peace and quiet.
We then preferred to move and went in search of the origin of the Kinzig. The Kinzig is a river in Baden-Württemberg that ends in the Rhine after 93 km. Its source is in the Black Forest in Lossburg. It was not far and then we stood at the river’s source.
When you think that a little bit of water becomes a big wide river … I was amazed at how little is needed.
At the spring, I discovered a sign with a really cute fairy tale about the Kinzig Fairy. She appeared to a little boy at the spring and with her knowledge the inhabitants of the town are said to have succeeded in building a ditch and using the water of the Kinzig to run a mill.
We continued to follow the hiking trail and discovered the ladder to heaven, for example – but did not climb it. And we discovered one or two interesting information boards about the vegetation of the region.
Our destination, however, was a little further away and no longer belonged directly to Zauberland Lossburg. We wanted to go to an observation tower nearby.
Vogtei Tower in Loßburg
The 35-metre-high Vogtei Tower stands on the Rodter Höhe. 172 numbered steps led us to the viewing platform. This is at a height of 31 metres.
Despite the increasingly bad weather, the view was really impressive. With good visibility, you can see far across the Black Forest and even discover the Swabian Alb.
When it started to rain, we climbed back down the steps and walked back to Lossburg.
Address tower parking:
Conclusion of the Loßburg Magic Land Hike
The small hike through the magical forest in Zauberland is really varied. The paths are very easy to walk and can also be mastered with children and prams. The many small and large activity areas along the way make it exciting for children.
We have recorded our hike on a map. Anyone who is out and about in Lossburg can thus easily follow our hike.
Disclosure: The hike was an item on the programme of our blogger trip to the Black Forest. The report was written independently of the trip and corresponds to our impressions.