Freiburg, the main urban centre in the Black Forest, is the first city in Germany to feature a Nordic Fitness Park. The park is located on the Schlossberg near the old city centre of Freiburg, an ideal site for attractive routes due to its location, terrain and easy access by foot from several tram stops. The park comprises a network of specific, designated routes with varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.
It has its own signposting system which is also designed to facilitate orientation for visitors to the area, categorised in the customary skiing colour codes of blue (easy), red (medium) and black (advanced) to provide information on the degree of difficulty of the individual routes.
In the Freiburg Fitness Park, four routes, which are certified in accordance with the regulations of the International Nordic Walking Association, have been laid out for sporting enthusiasts on existing woodland paths with two different degrees of difficulty (three medium and one advanced) and an overall length of 27 kilometres. These routes are named after their sponsors: “Stadthotel Kolping-Route” (5.9km), “Hotel Mercure-Route” (4.5km) and the “Rothaus Route” (6.4km).