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Baden Württemberg
Diversity in the heart of Europe

View of medieval riverfront houses and old bridge
The federal state of Baden Württemberg, with its regional capital of Stuttgart, lies in the south-west of Germany. This is where modern industry meets outstanding historical, cultural and scenic diversity. Its incredible scenery, culture and traditions, vibrant towns and cities, attractive places of interest, wide range of sports and leisure activities, friendly, welcoming people and excellent food and drink make a holiday in Baden-Württemberg an unforgettable experience.
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Carpet of flowers ascending a slope on Mainau Island
Baden-Württemberg is a hugely diverse holiday destination. The Black Forest and Lake Constance are already famous far beyond Germany's borders. One of the most impressive things about Baden-Württemberg is its very different regions. Baden-Württemberg has something for everyone - whether it be a holiday in the Swabian Alb, a day trip to the castles and palaces of the Palatinate, walking in the Odenwald forest, a wine tour through the Heilbronn-Franconia region or sightseeing in the regional capital of Stuttgart.
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Four black, classic Daimler-Benz cars at a parade with a number of onlookers
Several of Baden-Württemberg's towns and cities are well known all over the world. Heidelberg tops the list, but the region also boasts Stuttgart, Freiburg and Tübingen. Town such as Aalen on the German Limes Route, Ravensburg, Ulm and Ludwigsburg are equally attractive with culture, architecture, shopping districts and old quarters with quaint alleyways.
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Regional specialities

Plate of Maultaschen in a thin soup and salad side-plate
Baden-Württemberg is a haven of fine food with a wealth of top-class restaurants, but the region also produces excellent local specialities consisting of basic, hearty fare. Black Forest gateau, Maultaschen and Spätzle pasta dishes are famous.
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Highlights in brief

  • Reichenau Monastery
    UNESCO world heritage
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
    UNESCO world heritage
  • Hockenheim
    Formula 1, motor sports museum
  • Stuttgart
    regional capital, State Opera House, State Gallery, musicals, Stuttgart Beer Festival, Daimler-Benz and Porsche car museums, botanical gardens
  • Baden-Baden
    festival hall, Caracalla spa, casino, parks and gardens, horse racing
  • Heidelberg
    old quarter, castle
  • Göppingen
    Hohenstaufen castle
  • Friedrichshafen
    Zeppelin museum
  • Rust
    Europa-Park theme park
  • Ravensburg
    Spieleland amusement park