You’ll find Steinen close to the Swiss border and the Black Forest in the very south of Baden-Württemberg. Steinen doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot to see as far as museums or medieval castles. BUT, that doesn’t mean you’ll be struggling for things to see and do here.
Once you heard Black Forest, bells should have been going “DING DING” in your head. Yes, that means many hiking trails, walking paths, and deliciously good eats.
Aside from the Schwarzwald, many other walking trails lead off from Steinen (maps are available for sale at the Rathaus). One path follows a route that will take you towards the former medieval Monastery Weitenau (one of Steinen’s seven villages); another does a forest expedition in Endenburg (yup, another of Steinen’s villages).
One of the most popular of the walking routes goes towards the Vogelpark Steinen, a bird park. Over 1000 animals live within the park; and it has a tropical house with all sorts of non-native tropical species of plants. One of the more educational aspects of the park involve bird demonstrations with eagles, owls, and falcons.
After the Vogelpark, have some fun at Steinen’s miniature golf course. Don’t say you didn’t come all the way to Germany to play miniature golf. Well, Steinen’s mini golf course is a bit of local gathering center. Come have a bite to eat on the garden terrace and have a go on the 18 holes. Oh, you too will have a good time! Just don’t come on a Wednesday when they’re closed.
That will be a good day to come to Steinen’s outdoor swimming pool where you can join in an aqua fitness or water aerobics class, or just frolick on your own. Let the kids run around the pool complex playground or play a few rounds of table tennis.
The last place to visit in Steinen is the Farmhouse Museum with a look into German agricultural life.
See, I told you that you would have to struggle for something to do in Steinen.