The Triberg Waterfall is a popular attraction in the Black Forest, it’s located in Triberg, Germany. It’s close to Dorothees Glass Hut and Sommerrodelbahn Gutach (summer toboggan run). So all can be easily done in 1 day. It’s also open on Sundays which is a huge plus for people like us who like to travel and do stuff on this normally ‘off day’ in many German areas.
It’s also Germany’s largest waterfall but if you’ve even seen the waterfalls in Iceland like we have, you’ll be a bit under impressed. However while it can’t compare in size & strength it’s still worth a look if your in the area.
It is €8.50 for entrance for a family. There are also free WC’s just before entering, none after the entrance so use before you go in. You can also buy peanuts for €1 to feed the squirrels, we got some but did not see any squirrels.
We used the steep quicker route to get up and made it to the last bridge and cascade easily in 30 mins. We took the longer route down (yellow) and got down in about 15-20 mins. The longer route is more suitable for strollers, etc. Pictured above is the yellow route.
There are areas to stop at each cascade and take pics, a small platform to take photos at the first cascade.
Also several bridges to go across to view the falls as well.
There are several cascades that provide different photos opportunities.
You can also get a view of the city as well as you hike up higher along the falls.
It was a great family friendly hike that you can decide on the distance and time, we chose to spend about 45 mins here and that was perfect for our family. Even our 14 year old who doesn’t like hiking, etc was able to tolerate the walk 😉 It’s a good place if your looking for something outside to do and are wanting to kill an hour or longer.
Lots of people talked about eating at the restaurant at the falls entrance, Lillie Garten, but I didn’t find favorable reviews on it so we chose to skip it. We also had a friend try the Black Forest cake here and he said it was disgusting. We ate down the street at Pinnochio Pizzeria and it was delicious. You can read more about that in my Triberg, Germany post.
Know Before You Go
What: Triberg Waterfall – Triberg, Germany in the Black Forest
How To Get There: It’s about 3 hours 34 mins from Spangdahlem, and 2 hours 43 mins from Ramstein. GPS address: Haupstrasse 85, 78098 Triberg. It’s 30 mins from Dorthee’s Glass Hut and 23 mins from the Sommerrodelbahn in Gutach.
Parking: There is a parking garage just off Haupstrasse, follow the parking signs and make a right, it was large enough to fit our van and lots of spaces open. It was €4,50 for parking. It’s about a 3 min walk from the parking garage to the waterfall entrance.
Cost: €8.50 for a family pass.
Traveling with little kids: You can you strollers on the paths but you’ll have to take the longer routes and not the steeper ones, you can also wear little ones as well.
Dogs: We seen several dogs on leashes.
How long: Plan on at least 45 mins to walk to to all levels of the cascades and back down, longer if you want to follow all the walking routes through the area.