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Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

1. Strasbourg: Black Forest and Baden Baden Day Trip

Departing from the city of Strasbourg, take part in a shared small-group day trip that will take you to one of the most emblematic regions of Germany. After meeting with your English-speaking guide in a centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg, depart for the town of Baden-Baden. Cross the nearby border of France into Germany, leaving the Grand Est region and entering the state of Baden Württemberg. The Black Forest is a forested mountain range bordered by the Rhine Valley to both the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters. The name Black Forest comes from the general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region, and both the Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clock originate from this region. You soon arrive to the town of Baden Baden, a city which has attracted royalty, the rich, and celebrities throughout centuries. Follow your guide and discover the numerous architectural splendors and magnificent villas that are lined along the Lichtentaler Allee. After this short walking tour, admire the landscape as your tour follows the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. There, the numerous viewpoints and belvedere will allow you to take in the stunning scenes of the Upper Rhine Valley of the Vosges Mountain Range of France in the distance. You later arrive to the pretty Mummelsee Lake, where you have some free time for personal discovery and lunch. With a circumference of 800 meters, a depth of 17 meters, and an elevation of 1,036 meters, Mummelsee is the largest, deepest, and highest of the Seven Cirque Lakes. Whilst there you might want to try local food such as cured meats, or the world-famous Black Forest cake. Following your tour, begin your return journey to Strasbourg. After a break for lunch your tour continues along the wine route of the Badischerweinstrasse. This wine route is the longest in Germany, spanning more than 500 kilometers. The route is lined with charming small towns, picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes, and mighty castles. Among a few stops made on your return journey is the village of Sasbachwalden. Set in the vineyards, this well-tended village is famous for having won the prestigious national "flowering of the villages" exam. This can be seen as you stroll through the streets and admire the gorgeous flower-decked half-timber houses. Following this final stop, your tour returns to Strasbourg.

Baden-Baden: Exciting Self-guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

2. Baden-Baden: Exciting Self-guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

Take a self-guided tour of Baden-Baden as you progress through a mystery game on your smartphone. Solve riddles, find clues, and unravel the mystery. Go to the designated point in the town center and start your adventure. Your smartphone will guide you and help you design your own route through the area. You'll be introduced to a story about a missing person. Find out what happened to them as you explore the streets of Baden-Baden. In case of bad weather, have the option to restart the game within 48 hours after your original starting time. After finishing the main story, enjoy a bonus adventure.

Picturesque Beauties of Baden-Baden - Guided Walking Tour

3. Picturesque Beauties of Baden-Baden - Guided Walking Tour

Witness inspiring heritage and find out why Baden-Baden is one of 11 "Great Spa Towns of Europe". Start the journey in front of Caracalla Spa and enjoy the natural surroundings while learning about the wealthy history of Baden-Baden. Learn how thermal waters have shaped this town for centuries. Discover Neues Schloss, a historic castle that is dominantly sitting on a hill overlooking the town. Step foot within a green oasis where beautiful sceneries, peace, and relaxation of body and soul are guaranteed. Explore a historic spa complex built in the 19th century and enjoy the architectural gems that are found there. Pass by the town’s Tourist Information Center as you indulge in sightseeing of impressive monuments. In the very heart of the town witness Kurhaus, an architectural masterpiece and end the tour in front of an iconic theatre and one of the largest opera houses in Germany.

Baden-Baden: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

4. Baden-Baden: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Baden-Baden through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Baden-Baden: Romantic Walking Tour

5. Baden-Baden: Romantic Walking Tour

Join us on this exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world. Together with a professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the Baden-Baden. Baden-Baden is a well-known spa town, perfectly suited for experiencing the finer things in life. You will be spellbound in a charming atmosphere in this quaint and cosy city. Where can you go on a date in the city? And where can you take the most beautiful photos? What magical, romantic tales and nymphs are said to be engraved in the walls and the entrance hall of the Trinkhalle? Your guide will answer these questions and more. You will be surprised how many historic love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From the heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy ones. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period.

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

6. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus spa resort and have a look at the city’s famous casino. Continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of the UNESCO-protected historical city centre of Strasbourg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés or take a ride on the little train through the historical city center before returning to Frankfurt.

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

7. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Baden-Baden Full-Day Tour

The romantic old city of Heidelberg and the famed spa town of Baden-Baden form the setting for this day trip across southeastern Germany. See the remains of a famous Renaissance castle, explore the enchanting woodland of the Black Forest, and get a firsthand look at the region's iconic sights. Your day starts with a ride south to Heidelberg, a picturesque city on the river Neckar. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world. Then, take a walk in the city's medieval town center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. In the afternoon, your tour continues to Baden-Baden, one of Europe's most beautiful health resorts and best-preserved spas. When you arrive, pay a visit to the elegant Kurhaus, where you can check out the immaculate gardens and parks around the stylish casino. Next, take a tour through the enchanting coniferous woods of the Black Forest and visit the Mummelsee, a glacial lake among the mountains that was left behind by the last Ice Age. Take some free time to relax amid this beautiful scenery and check out the locally crafted cuckoo clocks, which carry on a tradition that began here in the woods, before you set out for the return trip north to Frankfurt.

Baden-Baden: Magic Christmas Walking Tour

8. Baden-Baden: Magic Christmas Walking Tour

Join this exclusive tour, available only in the Christmas period, and experience the magic of Baden-Baden. Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Germany's famous spa town. Take in the charming atmosphere, as you wander the cobblestone streets surrounded with Christmas lights. We will recount the story of the Christmas tree, and the first person in the world to decorate it. You'll discover the magical things that can happen during the Christmas period and learn about Christmas spells. We will also explain some of the most miraculous Christmas legends of Baden-Baden. You will also visit the beautiful Christmas Market, reminiscent of a romantic fairytale. Our local guide will be on hand to give you tips on the best stalls and which food and drinks to try. Fill your heart with Christmas joy and discover Baden-Baden.

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What people are saying about Baden-Baden

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

This ended up being an extremely wonderful tour, and our guide Thomas was phenomenal. He provided a treasure trove of little facts and information regarding Frankfurt and the surrounding areas, as well as at our three stops. He was happy to answer additional questions, and work around our schedule when we requested some additional time in the Black Forest. We absolutely loved Heidelberg and the Black Forest, although we decided we could have done without Baden-Baden (it was an adorable town, but we thought it would be a better stop if you intended on spending some time shopping). Regardless, we would most definitely recommend this tour.

We had a wonderful day exploring Baden Baden, the Black Forest and a number of beautiful neighbouring towns. Our guide Robyn was delightful. He was knowledgeable about the area and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this trip.

An amazing trip, with an amazing guide! We had a lot of fun on the small group trip and the personal explanations. Thank you to our guide Paulina for a great tour!

Wir haben das Spiel zufällig gefunden als wir nach einer günstigen Aktivität gesucht haben. Es war sehr interessant und hat Spaß gemacht.

Alles super. Wir konnten das Spiel selbstständig starten und es hat alles so wie beschrieben funktioniert