Baden-Württemberg

Germany
Schwabentor Gate showing wildflowers and heritage elements

Explore an evergreen forest, visit castles in a lively city and stop at a famous European theme park in this German state.

Baden-Wuerttemberg is Germany’s third-largest state. With vast forested mountains, large lakes and romantic cities, the state is known for its great contrasts. It features wellness spas in secluded natural areas and numerous historic villages and towns. Visit one of Germany’s oldest universities and enjoy outdoor activities in scenic wilderness areas.

The Black Forest is one of the most famous localities in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The massive forested mountain range features picturesque drives, small spa towns and ski resorts. Stop at Southern Black Forest Nature Park for outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing and boating. The forest also has lakes and lakeside towns, including Schluchsee and Titisee.

Visit Stuttgart to see beautiful historic buildings in the inner city. Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It features imposing castles, pretty gardens, art galleries and museums. Discover Solitude Palace, an 18th-century Rococo palace in the district of Stuttgart-West. The city also has a fascinating zoological-botanical garden, called Wilhelma.

Heidelberg is a romantic city in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Wander through the enchanting Baroque-style old town or explore the historic ruins of Heidelberg Castle. The castle is located on the northern slope of the Königstuhl hillside and can be viewed from Heidelberg’s old town. Many artists, intellectuals and academics have lived in the wonderful city, including poet, novelist and playwright Joseph von Eichendorff.

Europa-Park is one of Europe’s largest theme parks. The popular attraction is located in the town of Rust in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Ride rollercoasters, high-speed water rides, go-karts and more. The park features inviting areas for children and sections themed on European countries.

The state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is located in southern Germany. Stay in resort, lakeside and spa towns in the Black Forest or find accommodations in the larger cities of Heidelberg and Stuttgart. Other popular Baden-Wuerttemberg cities include Mannheim, Freiburg and Karlsruhe.

Visit Baden-Wuerttemberg for vast evergreen forests, lively and romantic cities and excellent ski resorts and wellness spas.

Popular cities in Baden-Württemberg

Esslingen showing a river or creek and outdoor eating
Stuttgart
Known for Shopping, Museums and Business
Nature and technology, history, festivals and performing arts make this one of the most popular cities in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region.

Reasons to visit

  • Mercedes Benz Museum
  • Wilhelma Zoo
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena
Constance showing a river or creek and a city
Konstanz
Known for Lakes, Tours and Romantic
Enjoy an enticing blend of atmospheric historical sights, exciting watersports and pretty lakeside scenery in a city that combines them all.

Reasons to visit

  • Mainau Island
  • Konstanz Harbor
Friedrichshafen featuring street scenes, a ferry and a marina
Friedrichshafen
Known for Lakes, Museums and Churches
A university town on the northern side of Lake Constance, Friedrichshafen boasts picturesque surroundings and a perfect location for trips into Switzerland and Austria.

Reasons to visit

  • Lake Constance Promenade
Schwaebisch Hall
Schwaebisch Hall
Known for Cathedrals, Churches and Historical
Schwaebisch Hall is calling! Discover its history, churches, theater, and more.
Wertheim
Wertheim
Known for Beer, Castle and Festivals
Wertheim is calling! Discover its beer, castle, museums, and more.
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Tuebingen
Known for Historical, River view and Castle
Escape to Tuebingen! Enjoy its history, riverfront, and forests.