Kempfenhof - Oberharmersbach-Riersbach - Black Forest

(Recommended by Ben)

Riersbach 12
77784 Oberharmersbach/
Tel - 7837/638
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The Harmersbach Valley that branches off in Biberach (includes Zell am Harmersbach) and ends in Oberharmersbach-Riersbach (end of the Harmersbachtal Railway). After a short but uphill walk I arrived at my next destination where I would enjoy three days at a great hillside farm overlooking Riersbach.

This comfortable farmhouse is located near the final stop on the Harmersbach valley rail line. Clean, spacious double rooms with shower and toilet en suite. Two nice apartments for up to four persons located in an adjacent holiday house.

All rooms and apartments have balconies overlooking Riersbach and the lush green valley across the way.

The host family Kempf is very friendly and accommodating. Excellent typical German breakfast served in the Frühstückzimmer. My final morning I had to leave early to make my train connections so the Frau brought me the breakfast fixings and made me a nice sandwich to go. For that early morning coffee and pastry - a nice Bäckerei is located just down the hill from the farm.


From Riersbach you can catch a train or bus to leave the valley and get back to the main rail system. I took day trips to Gengenbach, Hausach, Triberg, the Vogtsbauernhof, Offenburg and Freiburg.


Harmersbachtal Railway


Two good places for a Bier and a meal - both within thirty meters of the train stop...

Gasthaus Posthörnle
Talstraße 66

I sat in the Biergarten several afternoons - enjoying goulash soup and an Ulmer Bier - reading a book. Sehr nett...

If the Posthörnle is closed for the day - try the Imbiss at the Mini Golf park just across the street. Nice outside eating area...

Mini Golf Park
Talstraße 68

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