Enjoy our beautiful holiday region 

Enjoy our beautiful holiday region

Discover a lovely little spot of unspoiled nature over the heights of the High Rhine, close to the Swiss border - the Hotzenwald. The area “Für Ruheforscher – Hotzenwald” (for the explorer of silence - Hotzenwald) comprises the three municipalities Görwil, Herrischried and Rickenbach, which are state approved climatic health resorts. Typical for this region is a gentle, open, hilly landscape, which is slightly sloping to the south. These views are always an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.

Hiking becomes a fantastic experience for every hiker due to an excellently signposted network of trails. Whether a short walk or a little longer tour or even a really challenging route, defeating quite some metres in height, the ramble always is a marvellous experience. Besides, our Nordic-Walking-centre and our great mountain bike paths offer the best possible opportunities for every recreational athlete.

However, there are many other recreational opportunities for activity holidaymakers, too. Apart from the usual establishments like for instance tennis courts and miniature golf courses, the outdoor sports centre is particularly popular. Here, it is possible to practice archery or crossbow under professional guidance.

Always very important in the Hotzenwald, too are history and culture. Therefore it is not surprising that every single one of the three municipalities of the Hotzenwald has its own museum. While planning the museums it was ensured that the open-air exhibition Klausenhof (Freilichtmuseum Klausenhof), the museum of local history of the Hotzenwald (Heimatmuseum Hotzenwald) and the museum of energy Hottingen (Energiemuseum Hottingen) are complementary regarding subject matter.

But the Hotzenwald is not only in summer worth to visit. For visitors in winter there is provided a wide range of activities, too. For example three ski lifts and 50 km of certified cross-country ski tracks are available. Snowshoeing is just as possible as romantic winter walks. In the indoor ice rink, winter sport is guaranteed regardless of the weather.

Numerous guest accommodations in nice boarding houses or comfortable, small guesthouses, inns or group accommodations and hotels are waiting for the guests. We still place great emphasis on personal taking care of the guests.

Relax from everyday life, allow yourself some fitness in nature as well as silence and relaxation with the “Ruheforscher” in the Hotzenwald.


Görwihl – Herrischried – Rickenbach
Altitudine: 530 – 1050 m 

You can receive further information material at:

Hotzenwald Tourismus GmbH,
Hauptstr. 28,
79737 Herrischried

Tel. 0 77 64 / 92 00 40
Fax 0 77 64 / 61 91