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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-Wuerttemberg

Esslingen featuring outdoor eating and a river or creek
Known for Shopping, Museum and Business


Reasons to visit
  • Konigstrasse
  • Mercedes Benz Museum
  • Porsche Museum
Known for Historical Building, Castle and Tour


Reasons to visit
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • University of Heidelberg Old Campus
  • Church of the Holy Spirit
Baden-Baden featuring a bridge as well as a family
Known for Spa, Casino and Forest


Reasons to visit
  • Caracalla Spa
  • Casino Baden-Baden
  • Theater Baden-Baden
Freiburg which includes street scenes
Freiburg im Breisgau
Known for Historical Building, Shopping and Business


Reasons to visit
  • Messe Freiburg
  • Freiburg Main Cathedral
  • Schlossberg
Karlsruhe featuring art, a city and a sunset
Known for Shopping, Business and Zoo