Situated in southern Germany and just east of the Rhine River, Baden-Wurttemberg is the 3rd largest state in the country. The country is divided into the 2 regions of Baden and Wurttemberg and is considered a top destination spot that is known for its Black Forest, Lake Constance, and Neckar Valley. Wellness vacations are popular with promises that visitors’ minds and spirits will be pampered when they visit in this country. The region is dedicated to your good health with its 56 spas and health resorts. With over 1000 museums in the country, tourists to the area should not run out of things to see and do when they visit. There are working mines and mills, lots of wildlife reserves, and zoos in this country that loves to celebrate with a multitude of street fairs and festivals.
The country is made up of beautiful landscapes, mountains, forests, moorlands, lakes and ponds. A few of the major cities include Stuttgart, Mannheim, and Heidelberg. They are each very unique.
Stuttgart offers world class ballet and opera. There are palaces, large and small castles, and ruins that are open to the public. Do stop at Konigstrasse to shop and dine and Palace Square to see the historic buildings and monuments A visit to Neckar Park is one of the reasons people come to Stuttgart, so add it to your list. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the Mercedes Benz and Porsche Museums.
The student city of Heidelberg houses the oldest university in Germany and a very famous castle. Heidelberg was established during the Holy Roman Empire which makes it one of the world’s oldest universities. A trip to Heidelberg might include a walk across the Old Bridge or a river cruise, a ride on the funicular, or a trek up Philosopher’s Way.
The square city of Mannheim does not give names to its streets. Locations are all figured in blocks. Don’t leave without visiting the pretzel stands and trying their baguettes. Another local favorite is the Donor which is similar to a turkey kabob. There are art galleries, parks and museums aplenty. A few areas in Mannheim have high crime rates, so talk to the locals and stay in the safer districts of the city.
There are great places to spend the night all over Baden-Wurttemberg. Options include luxury and spa hotels, B&B’s, hostels and private guest rooms, and apartments. Some hostels offer special programs for their international guests. Hostels may also be listed as backpacker hotels.
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Karlsruhe is a great midsized people, about 250,000 people live there. You can find a huge palace and many cultural things to do. Nightlife is ok, too. And Karlsruhe is one of the warmest cities in Germany very close to the Rhine River, the Black Forest and the French Border (all within 30 minutes).
Freiburg is a really interesting place, with its liberal and evironmentally friendly attitude combined with interesting inner city. It reminded me of San Francisco, except smaller and much less gay. I did manage to get a little bored here by the end of my three days, so I only recommend two tops. Going to see a match …
Hohenstaufen is a interesting town. I love to visit, especially since I have relatives there. There are friendly people and good shopping in Göppingen.
Heilbronn is a nice, medium- to small-size city with a little bit of everything to do. I've never stayed in a hotel there but it's a nice town/city. Summertime offers nice festivals and the wintertime offers the beautiful WeihnachtMarkt! Enjoy it!
Konstanz is amazing. I love this place! I want to come back.
Baden-Baden is fun to explore especially with all of the staired ally ways that lead into seemingly secret courtyards with foutains. Bring a good pair of shoes because the town is very hilly.