Travel Reports » State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany)


Baden-Württemberg has an area of 35,751.46 km², making it the third largest state in Germany after Bavaria and Lower Saxony. The state borders France to the west, Switzerland to the south, Bavaria to the east, and Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate to the north. Over 11 million people live in the state’s 1,101 cities and towns, and the state capital is Stuttgart. Other largest cities in the state are Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Freiburg and Heidelberg. Today, Baden-Württemberg is one of the economically strongest and richest states in Germany. Well-known companies such as the car manufacturers Daimler and Porsche or the software company SAP are at home in Baden-Württemberg.

Among the most famous sights in Baden-Württemberg are the castle in Heidelberg, the flower island Mainau in Lake Constance, the cathedral of Freiburg, the castle Hohenzollern, the castle Lichtenstein, the Mercedes Museum, the spa town Baden-Baden, the residential palace Ludwigsburg, the Europa Park Rust and the National Park Black Forest.

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Schiltach – Beautiful half-timbered houses in the Black Forest

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The half-timbered town of Schiltach is part of the German Half-Timbered Road and is considered one of the most famous and beautiful excursion destinations in the Black Forest. The historic town in the valley of the Kinzig river is characterized by a medieval townscape, artfully renovated half-timbered houses and a town hall from the 16th century. Things to know about the half-timbered town of Schiltach The state-approved climatic health resort Schiltach is located in the Middle Black Forest and has …

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The Triberg Waterfalls – Germany´s highest waterfall

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Waterfalls are always beautiful. So we hace already discovered the gigantic Waterfalls of Iguazu in Argentina and Brazil as well as the huge Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Also we have seen the spectacular Underwater Waterfall on the coast of Mauritius. What we did not see yet, however, were the highest waterfall in Germany: the Triberg Waterfalls – one of the most visited sights in the Black Forest. The Triberg Waterfalls – The highest waterfall in Germany The Triberg Waterfalls are …

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Hohenzollern Castle – Best viewpoint & Castle Tour

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One of the most famous castles in Germany is Hohenzollern Castle in the state of Baden-Württemberg. We have already seen many impressive photo photos of the castle, which is build on a 855 meter high, isolated and prominent mountain hill. So we were already very excited about our visit. Things to know about Hohenzollern Castle The history of the castle Hohenzollern Castle sits majestically on an 855-metre-high mountain cone on the edge of the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg. It is …

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Ludwigsburg Palace & the Fairytale Garden (Blooming Baroque)

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After we spend three days in Stuttgart we then visited the city of Ludwigsburg, which is only about 15 km north of the Baden-Württemberg state capital. The Ludwigsburg Palace is considered one of the largest original baroque buildings in Europe. In addition, several pleasure palaces and extensive gardens characterize the image of the former residential city. Things to know about Ludwigsburg Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg had a spacious and representative castle built outside the old capital Stuttgart in 1704 …

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Stuttgart – Top 15 sights, photo spots & activities

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For three days we took our time to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of Stuttgart. The city on the Neckar enchants with its special location in a valley basin on the northeastern edge of the Black Forest, the oldest television tower in the world, several castles, the longest pedestrian zone in Germany and, of course, the invention of the automobile. Things to know about Stuttgart Stuttgart is the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and has …

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Heidelberg – Things to do in the Old Town & the Heidelberg Castle

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Every year, 11.9 million visitors from all over the world flock to Heidelbergto see the historic old town and its world-famous sights. Heidelberg Castle is one of the most famous ruins in Germany and at the same time the symbol of the city. Since we live only about 60 km from Heidelberg, we have often been to Heidelberg and now finally want to write a report on the beautiful city on the Neckar, whose most important sights are all very …

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Schwäbisch Hall – Tourist Attractions & Photo spots (Germany)

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After our visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber we paid a visit to the small town of Schwäbisch Hall which is only about 65 kilometres away in Baden-Württemberg. Until now, we only knew the city from pictures on Instagram and from the well-known advertisement of the building society of the same name (“You can build on these stones…”) and were very curious to see which attractions were waiting for us here. Schwäbisch Hall is a town in Baden-Württemberg with about …

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Lichtenstein Castle – Fairytale Castle in the Swabian Alb (Germany)

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The fairytale castle Lichtenstein has been on our bucket list for a long time, after we had seen so many beautiful photos of it on Instagram and on the internet. Since there is still relatively little going on at the German tourist hotspots due to the Corona pandemic, we took the opportunity in July and paid a visit to the castle. Lichtenstein Castle is located in the Swabian Alb in Baden-Württemberg and can be reached from the nearest largest town …

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The sights in Ulm & the Roggenburg Monastery (Germany)

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“Where Bavaria is only one step away from Swabia” – with this slogan the two-country city of Ulm/Neu-Ulm advertises itself. As a medium-sized city, Ulm, together with its young sister town Of Neu-Ulm on the Bavarian side of the Danube, is an attractive destination and a double city of superlatives: here stands the highest church tower in the world, the most crooked hotel in the world and one of the largest preserved fortifications in Germany. The university town of Ulm …

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