Hinterzarten church with the Adlerschanze

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Coordinates: 47°54′N 8°6′E / 47.900°N 8.100°E / 47.900; 8.100Coordinates: 47°54′N 8°6′E / 47.900°N 8.100°E / 47.900; 8.100
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Founded 1148
  Mayor Klaus-Michael Tatsch
  Total 33.37 km2 (12.88 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 2,514
  Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79856
Dialling codes 07652
Vehicle registration FR
Website www.hinterzarten.de

Hinterzarten (Alemannic: Hinderzarde) is a resort village in the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald), located in the southwest of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Although Hinterzarten is mostly famous for its ski jumpers, it also has many tourist attractions (see Attractions).



Hinterzarten was founded in 1148. In the beginning, Hinterzarten was actually called "Hinter der Straß" (behind the street), and Breitnau to the north was "Vor der Straß" (in front of the street). Between 1708 and 1750 the village's name changed to Hinterzarten, partly because of a small river in the area called Zartenbach.

By 1755 the first postal road to Hinterzarten was built through the Höllental; and in 1887 a railway stretch for tourists was opened.

In 1964 Hinterzarten officially became a "climatic healing resort" (German: Heilklimatischer Kurort).

Ski jumping in Hinterzarten

In 1923, after the foundation of the Ski Club Hinterzarten, the Kirchwaldschanze ski jump was built (jumping was discontinued in 1974); and in 1924 the Adlerschanze ski-jump was built. The Adlerschanze remains today after being renovated and rebuilt multiple times (see Adlerschanze for details).


Besides the 4-hill ski jumping complex, Hinterzarten also has three ski lifts, a tennis center, a cross-country skiing center, a soccer club, and since 2003 is a member of the Black Forest Nordic Walking club.

The Black Forest Ultra Bike Marathon (German) starts here.

Hinterzarten hosted the FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and the Under-23 Cross-Country World Championships January 24 to 31, 2010.

Famous ski jumpers from Hinterzarten


Hiking and bicycle trails abound, and in the winter over 100 km of cross-country ski paths are prepared. One of the most popular hiking trails is the one from Hinterzarten to Titisee. Also, a "nature experience" trail (German: Naturerlebnispfad) was opened in the year 2000.

The Adlerschanze ski jump is one of the Ski jumping Grand Prix Tournament hills. The Tournament reaches the Adlerschanze in early August, and lasts one weekend (two days). About 20,000 people attend the contest.

The Black Forest Ski Museum (started 1997) covers the beginning of skiing and the early techniques and equipment used on the nearby Feldberg, including videos, old skis, etc. Since 2004 there is also a museum of ancient agricultural engineering, with old farm equipment and machines; the museum is located in a 400-year-old farmhouse.

Hinterzarten in 2005

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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
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