On clear days, the viewing platform at the chapel of Lindenberg treats you a superb view of the valleys Ibenbachtal and Eschbachtal as well as the Rhine plain, Kaiserstuhl range, and even the Vosges mountains.
The Lindenberg - nestled between the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley - is a beautiful, traditional pilgrimage site with pilgrimage chapel, guesthouse and pilgrimage. For over 500 years he has been a place of reflection and prayer.
Enjoy a meal at Lindenberg’s pilgrimage tavern (closed Mondays).
Lindenberg is nestled between the Black Forest and the Rhine plain – it is a comely, traditional place of pilgrimage featuring a pilgrimage church, a guesthouse, and a pilgrimage tavern. It has been a place of reflection and prayer for over 500 years. The viewing platform at the chapel presents you with an exquisite view of the valleys Ibenbachtal and Eschbachtal as well as the Rhine plain, Kaiserstuhl range, and even the Vosges mountains on clear days. The Lindenberg circular trail starts at Zähringer Eck in St. Peter, the busy commercial center of town with many shops and bus stops for the incoming buses from Kirchzarten, Glottertal, and St. Märgen. Go uphill from Zähringer Eck. We take the first righthand fork to Birkenrain, past the Muckenhof pond to Hochgericht, a hill with a cross, and meeting place of the high court (“Hohes Gericht”) in medieval times. We continue from Hochgericht, past the pilgrimage tavern (closed Mondays!) and the retreat house to the Maria Lindenberg adoration chapel with its viewing platform. To return to Zähringer Eck, we follow the right fork just below Lindenberg’s pilgrimage tavern in the direction of Eckpeterhof, a farm built in 1728, and finally back over Muckenhofweiher and Birkenrain to the town center.
We recommend sturdy shoes!
Planning and arrival
St. Peter – Zähringer Eck, Rossweiher parking lot
Take B31 from Freiburg to Kirchzarten; from Kirchzarten, drive to St.Peter via Stegen/Eschbach, B500 to Thurner; from Thurner to St. Peter via St.Märgen