September 10, 2009

Frogs and bogs

One of the last tadpoles to emerge as a frog looks on rather mournfully at the bewildering landscape, or maybe it is just that it has missed the summer and has only the winter to look forward to. Meanwhile a dragonfly makes a low pass darting over the same pond from where the […]
September 7, 2009

Wald Hotel – Demolition

The last floors of the Wald Hotel bit the dust this afternoon leaving just fresh air where the hotel once stood. The diggers now have the tiresome job of sorting through the rubble to separate wood from metal and concrete from plastic. The open space certainly gives Sommerberg a less oppressive feel but […]
September 6, 2009

Enztal beleuchtung

.Wow !!!.. Meetings with ambience . . Music and dance. . light toys for sale . In the Bad Wildbad Kurpark last night the spectacular annual Enz valley illuminations took place despite the cold, wet weather. Rain doused many of the thousands of candles that made up the displays but it failed to […]
September 4, 2009

Wald Hotel – demolition day 5

Moments before the upper floors fell This afternoon the top floors collapsed into a cloud of dust, which was thankfully contained by rain and a well-aimed fire hose. The view from my lounge window changed forever … was that silver glint on the horizon the Pforzheim Sparkasse.
September 3, 2009

Wald Hotel – Demolition day 4

As we move into autumn the weather turns bringing grey clouds and rain. Meanwhile the Wald hotel is still standing but looking rather the worst for wear today.
August 31, 2009

Wald Hotel

Front and back, winter and summer, images from the past The century old Wald Hotel and last remaining original Sommerberg building will soon be a distant memory. Bulldozers and diggers have moved in to demolish the old wooden building to make way for a new restaurant and hotel. Demolition Day 1 Today the […]
August 28, 2009

Idylle am Schwanensee im Kurpark

Immer wieder ein entspannender Ausflug. Schwäne und Enten füttern, da werden wir alle wieder Kind. Danach noch ein paar Meter weiter zum Barfußpark und Kneippbecken Ausflug für die Sinne….
August 25, 2009

Der größte Balkon im Nordschwarzwald

20 Meter über das Obere Enztal hinausgebaut, garantieren den einmaligen Überblick… Schon der Architekt Schmol aus Stuttgart hatte den Balkon wie eine Schiffsbrücke geplant. An besonderen Tagen mit doppeltem Sonnenaufgang.
August 19, 2009

Autolegende aus dem Geburtsjahr des Neuen Sommerberg-Hotels 1963

So reisen Sie richtig auf den Sommerberg. Cadillac Cabrio Baujahr 1963 mit roten Ledersitzen. Eine amerikanische Legende zu Besuch in Bad Wildbad
August 15, 2009

Die schönsten Tage!

Die Sonnenblume lacht mit dem Himmel um die Wette.Perfektes Ferienwetter macht den Ausflug auf den Wildbader Sommerberg zum Genuß!
August 11, 2009

Blue butterflies and peacocks

A stunning blue butterfly spotted in the forest today The small blue butterfly looked particularly delicate with its semi-transparent wings. Meanwhile not far away a fine example of a peacock butterfly sunned itself on a mass of pink flowers. Numerous blue-green dragonflies could also be seen hovering over ponds still supporting tadpoles. These […]
August 10, 2009

Brandschutz im Sommerberg-Hotel

Für die nächste Bauabnahme werden vier neue Brandschutztüren eingebaut. Zusätzlich zu unserer flächendeckenden Brandmeldeanlage werden wir jetzt noch sicherer!
August 7, 2009


The ‘Waldfresser’ (forest-gobbler) is a rare beast but its noisy hydraulics and high-powered saws soon reveal its location. This monster can fell a tree, strip it of its branches and cut it into equal sized logs in just a few minutes. The ‘Waldfresser’ leaves a swathe of felled trees in its wake creating […]
August 7, 2009

Vollmond auf dem Hohloturm – Kaltenbronn

Der Vollmond auf dem Hohloturm am Kaltenbronn ist einmalig!Auf 1011,60 Metern Höhe paaren sich einmalige Aussicht, Romantik und die wilde Natur des Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte-Nord.
Juli 27, 2009


A mass of wildflowers curves away into the distance A wonderful wildflower display seen today. Although not on Sommerberg, but in Bad Wildbad, itwould be great to see such arrangements up here too.
Juli 26, 2009

German Championship (iXS Downhill)

At last glorious weather arrives for the final Bad Wildbad Bikepark
Juli 25, 2009

Nostalgische Galerie – 100 Jahre Sommerberg-Hotel

Juli 25, 2009

Deutsche Meisterschaft & IXS-Downhill Cup in Bad Wildbad

Späktakuläre Rennen, coole Outfits, tolle Biks…Unsere Zwei Ferienwohnungen und die zwei Parlplätze sind mit Frau, Mann & Maschine belegt.Aktionsabendessen und Frühstück im Restaurant, gute Laune und tolle Aussichten vor Jans Großbildern…www.ixsdownhillcup.com