Geroldsauer Wasserfälle

In the Geroldsau quarter of Baden-Baden, at the bus terminus "Malschbach", known to hikers as one of the stations on the panoramic trail, the landscape is reminiscent of the dreamy Shire, home of the Hobbits in the famous trilogy Lord of the Rings.

In the idyllic forest of the Geroldsauer Wasserfälle, there are trees and stones – the round stones being mostly boulders from the Ice Age – covered in moss. The water is clear, clean and above all, cold, making a walk on the ca. 1.5 km-long footpath along the Grobbach to the waterfalls a pleasurable experience, even on the hottest days.

At the end of the path, the Grobbach tumbles over a 9 m-high terrace of granite from the Bühlertal into the wide caldera below.

A particularly fascinating sight is seeing the rhododendron in bloom; from the beginning of May to June, hundreds of rhododendron bushes transform these waterfalls into a sea of blossoms.