View from the Erbeskopf

The Schwarzwalder Hochwald (German: Schwarzwälder Hochwald), not to be confused with the High Black Forest, is the high south-western part of the Hunsrück in the German states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.[1] The mountains are up to 816.32 m high.[2]



The Schwarzwalder Hochwald lies within the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, running roughly from Mettlach in the Saarland to the Erbeskopf in Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies northwest of Losheim, Weiskirchen, Wadern and Nonnweiler in the Saarland and between Hermeskeil and Birkenfeld and between Thalfang and Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate.

North of the Schwarzwalder Hochwald lies the Osburger Hochwald; both forested mountain ranges are known simply as the Hochwald ("High Forest"). The southeastern part of the Schwarzwalder Hochwald is called the Dollberge.

To the northeast of the Schwarzwalder Hochwald is the Idar Forest.


The Erbeskopf Tower

The mountains and hills of the Schwarzwalder Hochwald include the following – sorted by their elevation in metres (m) above sea level (Normalnull unless otherwise stated [3]):


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