The Fairy-tale Path "Das kalte Herz"

A whole family adventure

Fairy-tale Path

A destination for the whole family

Learn exciting information and mysterious stories about the Black Forest and its inhabitants on this 3.2 km long, barrier-free loop trail. At the tower of the Black Forest tree top walk on the Sommerberg, the Fairy-tale Path begins.

The radio play Heart of Stone ("Das Kalte Herz") by Wilhelm Hauff is played at various stations. It tells the story of the boy Peter Munk and his struggle for happiness. He is accompanied by the little glassman, the good forest ghost who grants him three wishes, and the Dutchman Michel, a giant with broad shoulders who wants to take Peter's heart.

Fairy-tale Path Bad Wildbad

A special fairy-tale experience

Key facts in a nutshell

Start / Finish

The tour starts and ends at the tower of the Black Forest Treetop Walk. The 3.2 km path takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Find out how to get there and where to park here.

What you will experience

Along the way there are 10 stations with audio plays and information boards on topics such as rafting, trees and geology, giants, mermaids and knights, Black Forest glassmaking, Black Forest specialties, nature park treasures and excursion destinations.

Multilingual Web App

The app is available at the entrance. An internet connection is only required for the first download, the information is stored in English and French and can be accessed on the go without an internet connection.


The main path is gravel and can be accessed with a suitable pushchair or wheelchair.

The 3 branches of the Glasmännlein Trail that are clearly visible are not accessible.

Relaxed walk with lots for children to discover. It is great for families, and you can even get through the forest with a baby carriage without any problems.
Manuela, 37 from Göttingen

And after exploring the Fairy-tale Path?

Fascinated by a magical world, you leave the Fairy-tale Path. But home already? Not at all.

Off to adventure

Right next door to the tree top walk is the Adventure Forest. This 8,000-square-meter adventure playground has 25 play and learning stations. It's not just for the little ones - it's fun for the whole family.

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Thrills on the WILDLINE

The WILDLINE awaits brave visitors at the end of the Fairy-tale Path. The hanging bridge is not recommended for those suffering from vertigo, especially since you can't see the end of the bridge. Here, too, there is a fantastic view of the valley of the Enz and the Black Forest.

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Overnight experience in Bad Wildbad

Overnight experience

Spend a couple of days in Bad Wildbad and discover our thermal baths and the many nature experiences on offer.

Idyllic layout, great views. The children had a great time at the stations of the Fairy-tale Path Heart of Stone ("Das Kalte Herz") and practically ran from one part of the story to the next. A great hike with happy children and relaxed parents.
Sabine, 32 from Freiburg