The landscape of Upper Swabia literally invites you to be outside. And that in almost any weather! Hikers, joggers and cyclists appreciate the charming, immediate surroundings of our farm.
Here you will still find an unspoilt, wildly romantic natural landscape: streams meander through woodland and ravines, flywalls suddenly rise up out of the earth; idyllic paths with secluded spots lead past steep slopes and deep gorges.
Animal and plant lovers will find the Egelsee nature reserve near Gornhofen and the Kemmerlanger Moos nature reserve in the immediate vicinity. More than 200 plant species, some of them extremely rare, have been recorded in the forests of the surrounding area, including magnificent orchid species such as lady's slipper or purple orchid.
More than 200 plant species, some of them extremely rare, have been recorded in the forests of the area, including such magnificent orchid species as lady's slipper and purple orchid.
There are numerous information boards on the flora and fauna of the local forest along a 7 km stretch between the ice stadium and the Flappachweiher outdoor forest pool. The Flappach forest restaurant is located at the Flappachweiher. The signpost is a squirrel carved in wood. Hiking time about 3 hours.
The Locherholz game reserve is located on the route between Ravensburg and Schlier, near the small village of Hinzistobel, to which a path leads into the forest. Here you can see mouflon and fallow deer as well as wild boars. Next to a children's playground is a barbecue hut with a fireplace. You will also find several designated hiking trails. The Hirscheck restaurant is located directly at the car park.
Tobel with hiking trails and barbecue area on the Höllplatte. Parking is available at the Höll restaurant. Hike into the fascinating ravine paradise of the Höllbach - a real nature experience!
The waterfall in the Rinkenburger Tobel is another nature experience near the Höll. The car park at Rinkenburger Tob el is the ideal starting point for hikes in the area.
Directly from the farm you can take relaxing walks and extensive hikes. Charming destinations in the immediate vicinity are:
The Katzenbuckel (300m): from the farm's own hill you have a view over the Schussental and the Lake Constance area.
The Schwarzach (border stream to the Lake Constance district) and the Burgholz-Alznach forest area. In the forest area with steep slopes located directly at the farm, you can take interesting walks. Ideal for children to romp and discover because the Schwarzach is an exciting experience!
The Egelsee nature reserve with rare animal species (approx. 1.5 km from the farm). The Metelisweiher (approx. 1 km from the farm). Swimming in summer and ice skating in winter.
The Knellesberger Höhe (approx. 1.5 km from the farm) and Ravensburger Spieleland: You will experience a dreamlike view of the Lake Constance area from the hill. From there you can walk on to the Tettnang Hop Museum or Ravensburger Spieleland (approx. 20min walk).
Download the hiking map with the trails around Gut Hügle.
Between the Danube and Lake Constance, you can experience the gentle transition of landscapes on a bike particularly well: from the Upper Swabian moorland and reedlands to the lovely shore region of Lake Constance, from the ice-age drumlins in the Württemberg Allgäu to the impressive Alpine panorama - you will always find yourself in the midst of a magnificent, unspoilt natural landscape!
One of the first long-distance cycle routes in Germany leads along the Upper Swabian Baroque Route through the hilly landscape of Upper Swabia to the northern shore of Lake Constance. Under the direction of powerful abbots, once wealthy monasteries here left behind a rich treasure trove of baroque treasures. They recruited artists and craftsmen from all over Europe, who left behind a magnificent baroque ensemble.
As you pass through tiny villages, you will discover richly decorated churches and a diverse monastery landscape with architecture worth seeing still exists today. The baroque attitude to life is best experienced in cosy inns, whose tree-lined beer gardens and down-to-earth country cuisine always tempt you to take a break.
Lake Constance cycle route map available to download here.
Overview of Lake Constance cycle paths