Singen (Hohentwiel)

With just under 50,000 inhabitants, Singen is the “capital” in the Hegau region. Visible from afar is the Hohentwiel fortress ruin, which offers an excellent panoramic view. Several signposted hiking trails lead from the town to the foot of the mountain, which was once a volcano and on whose peak the ruin lies at a height of 250 meters. The Hegau-Panorama-Weg and the Schwarzwald-Querweg Freiburg-Bodensee also lead up the mountain, only to descend steeply again on the other side. The climb is worthwhile in any case, the view reaches all the way to Lake Constance. Hohentwiel is both a natural monument and one of the largest mountain fortresses in Germany. 

The city at the foot of the Hohentwiel

The city is located directly on the volcanic cone "Hohentwiel", which is almost 700 meters high and offers a spectacular view of Singen and Lake Constance. Thanks mainly to industrialization in the 18th century, the city has become the economic center of Upper Baden.

The location is also perfect for a trip to Lake Constance (to Radolfzell on the shore just under 15km) or to Thurgau (canton in Switzerland), but also a trip to the Black Forest offers itself.

More info can be found here.

Direct connection to Switzerland

From our stop in Singen (Hohentwiel) you can reach Switzerland without changing trains.

Our night express arrives in Singen (Hohentwiel) around 1:10 p.m.; on Saturdays in the summer timetable already around 11:40 a.m.. Afterwards, you have the option of a direct onward journey to Switzerland. For example, an IC train departs at 13:30 for Zurich in less than 1 hour without changing trains.

Tickets for your onward journey from Singen (Hohentwiel) to Zurich can be purchased here.

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