In southwest Germany you can experience the sights of Baden-Württemberg. A mild climate on Lake Constance is just as attractive as the Black Forest cake. In addition to castles and palaces, the country also offers charming landscapes and numerous excursion destinations.
Did you know? In 1952 the states of Baden, Württemberg-Hohenzollern and Württemberg-Baden merged. Since then, the state has been called Baden-Württemberg. The city of Stuttgart acts as the state capital. Not only will you enjoy the sights in Baden Württemberg, you will also get to taske a slice of the Black forest cake (Schwarzwaldtorte). Read below on what to expect in Baden-Württemberg:
A trip to the past full of castles
Castles are always enchanting: the former life of princes and dukes casts a spell over visitors. Immerse yourself in the courtly life of times long past with a visit. For example, if you take part in a tour of Sigmaringen Castle, you will experience one of the most comprehensive castle tours of all time.
- Heidelberg Castle – It is one of the most famous residential buildings in Germany and is located on a terrace of the Königsstuhl Mountain. Once at the top you will experience a splendid view over the city. A palace garden, which was laid out by Elector Friedrich V, can also be visited. Admission costs 7 euros for adults and 5 euros for children.
- Kapfenburg Castle – This castle is located above the town of Lauchheim and is always a talking point. Since 1999, musicians from all over the world have been rehearsing in the music academy, which is located in some of the interior rooms of the facility. Be sure to visit one of the concerts. The castle also offers its guests accommodation with 133 beds.
- Sigmaringen Castle – Germany’s second largest city castle resides high above the Danube as if it had grown out of the rock. It is the symbol of Sigmaringen and unmistakable due to its numerous turrets and bay windows. During a tour you will discover the millennial history of the house. Admission is free for children up to 6 years of age, children and young people pay 5 euros, adults 9 euros.
Once you are done exploring the past, embrace an active adventure holiday in Baden-Württemberg
Once castles and museums have been explored, some holidaymakers are thirsty for a little activity. We have filtered out the four most beautiful ones for you from the numerous possibilities to be active.
- Climbing forest Illingen – It has a total of eight courses. You can complete over 100 different elements here, should you not run out of breath beforehand. You should therefore plan 3 – 4 hours. The highlights are the zip lines, which are a total of 500 meters. They lead across the Klostersee. All courses are graded according to difficulty, age and size.
- Herrenberg forest ropes course – at over 70 stations and at a height of 4 to 13 meters, the forest ropes course will surprise you with its breathtaking course. Those who like challenges and thrills are in very good hands here. If you are hungry in between, you will experience a unique gastronomic experience. The dishes are served at a lofty height.
- Europa-Park – The superlative amusement park gives you a unique holiday flair and insane family attractions in 13 different themed areas. One roller coaster chases the next here. The extra dose of thrill is therefore included in the visit. In summer the park opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and in winter from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The entrance fees are between 40 and 47 euros. Children under 3 are free.
- Bad Mergentheim wildlife park – Europe’s most species-rich wildlife park is located here. With over 70 species of animals and natural facilities, young and old will be delighted. The enclosures were also built in such a way that every guest had a clear view of the animals. Mostly natural materials were used for the barriers. Find out about the feeding times – it’s worth watching.
You will also get a more relaxed minute in Baden-Württemberg
Those who like variety don’t just focus their vacation on one topic. In addition to the above-mentioned excursion destinations, a museum or a visit to the All Saints Waterfalls also provide the basis for entertaining days.
- Hohenzollern Castle – The former ancestral seat of Kaiser Wilhelm II still impresses visitors today. The castle towers majestically at a height of 855 m, which can only be visited with a guided tour. In this you will experience magnificent rooms and a treasury. The complex houses the Prussian royal crown and the tobacco boxes of Frederick the Great.
- Allerheiligen waterfalls – The starting point of the tour is below the Allerheiligen monastery ruins. The waterfalls are breathtaking to look at and are among the largest in the Black Forest. Allow at least 30 minutes to visit the seven decades. Watch out for the black squirrels that can be found in droves there.
- SENSAPOLIS – the indoor amusement park is at the gates of Stuttgart. If you would like to experience an unforgettable day with the whole family, pay him a visit. Open all year round and fully air-conditioned, it is easy to endure here. There is a lot to discover: a fairytale castle, dark secret passages, a high-speed slide, a flying spaceship and much more.