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Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

1. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

Join more than 5 million visitors every year and visit this award-winning theme park. Embark on a special kind of discovery tour through Europe, with 18 themed areas spread across 95 hectares. Speed through a diamond mine on the Alpenexpress Enzian, one of the park's 13 rollercoasters. After an exciting European adventure, relax in the park's own themed hotels, as well as in the Camp Resort, and recharge your batteries for new expeditions. Experience real, high-altitude flights with Silver Star, defy the roaring torrent in Fjord Rafting, and enjoy the magnificent fantasy themes on the Elf Ride and Volo Da Vinci. Be catapulted in only 2.5 seconds you will be catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h with the “blue fire Megacoaster.” Go through spectacular speedy turns that take you past ragged Icelandic landscapes.

Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

2. Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

See Heidelberg from a different point of view and cruise the Neckar River. Sit back and relax as you glide along the water, underneath the Old Bridge with a unique view of the Heidelberg Castle. Opt to purchase a drink or snack and capture the best highlights in a short period of time. Head toward the Old Bridge and capture first views of the Heidelberg Castle. Admire the partially rebuilt structure, nestled within a hill and looking over the old city. Afterward, the ship will steer alongside the Neuenheimer riverbank, with its majestic villas and the famous Philosophenweg. Experience the ship turnaround at the Wielblinger Wehrsteg, and drive upstream along the historic town hall back to the pier. If you get peckish, snacks and drinks are available for purchase as you see the major highlights in one sweet trip.

Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

3. Karlsruhe: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Hop on a sightseeing bus and enjoy the main attractions of Karlsruhe from the open-top deck. Enjoy fantastic views of the city as you listen to the audio guide commentary. Discover the city at your own pace with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket. There are 11 stops along the route through central Karlsruhe, and you can get on and off as many times as you like. If you prefer to stay aboard and enjoy the city from the comfort of your set, a full loop takes approximately 2 hours. Bus stops: 1) Station Forecourt 2) ZKM / Municipal Gallery 3) Baden State Theater 4) Ettlinger Tor/Tourist information/Market Square 5) Europaplatz 6) Tourist Information Karlsruhe/Zirkel 7) Schlossbezirk (Waldhornstraße) 8) Creative park "Alter Schlachthof" (old slaughterhouse)/Gottesaue Palace 9) Observation deck Turmberg10) Karlsburg/old town Durlach11) Station Forecourt

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

4. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the coloful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to the Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Before going inside the minster, discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple and the colorful farmers' market on the Minster Square. After admiring the minster's interior, visit some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral: the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

1.5-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town of Heidelberg

5. 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town of Heidelberg

Look behind the scenes of Heidelberg! If you want to discover the exciting, romantic, funny and always entertaining stories Heidelberg has to offer, join this guided tour of the old town and learn more from the qualified guides. Enchanting alleys and squares, small gardens that pop up unexpectedly, museums and galleries: Heidelberg’s old town has many facets. This tour will breathe life into the city’s past, adding rich detail to the contours of today’s city. Whether it is the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Jesuitenviertel, Germany’s oldest university with its Students’ Prison, or other sightseeing attractions: every place of interest in the old town has a unique ambiance and history well worth immersing yourself in for a few minutes. The tour also passes along the main street, one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. Many detours into the alleyways of the old town confirm the truth of the old saying “you only truly learn about the countryside by taking the back roads.”

Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

6. Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

Discover the castles of the Neckar valley on this riverboat tour from Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach. Relax aboard a comfortable ship with a covered seating area where you can choose your seat. Have the option of choosing a one-way trip or a round-trip cruise. Check in at the activity provider's office and board the spacious ship. Set off through the countryside. Pass under one of the arches of the 18th-century Old Heidelberg Bridge. Admire the ruins of the Renaissance Heidelberg Palace. Set off through the winding waters through the verdant countryside. Capture pictures of the four castles of Neckarsteinach. Look for local wildlife like deer, boar, and birds as you sail through the verdant Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park. Relax and purchase delicious food and refreshing drinks onboard as you sail along. With your round trip ticket, you can stay in Neckarsteinach to visit the castles or travel back to Heidelberg at any time.

Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Board a hop-on-hop-off bus with this day ticket and explore Stuttgart at your own pace. Your 24-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket gives you enough time to explore the city as you wish. You have the choice between the blue, the green, or the wine tour. You can get on and off as often as you like at 9 stops on the Blue Tour and 8 stops on the Green Tour in the greater Stuttgart area. On the wine tour, it is possible to get on and off at 9 bus stops.  Alternatively, you can stay on the bus and enjoy the flair of the city from your seat. The Blue Tour takes about 100 minutes, the Green Tour about 60 minutes, and the Wine Tour about 35 minutes. Discover multi-faceted Stuttgart and get ready for a city full of surprises. Learn all kinds of interesting and entertaining facts about Baden-Württemberg’s pulsating state capital with the audio guide, which is available in 10 languages, in premium sound quality. With a combination ticket, you can explore 2 of the following tours, the Blue, the Green and/or the Wine Tour. Please note that the Green Tour and the Wine Tour run in the summer season from April to October. Blue Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) Pig Museum 4) Mercedes Benz Museum 5) Wilhelma/Neckar-Käpt´n 6) Weingenuss / Römer 7) Weinwanderung 8) Killesberg / Weissenhofmuseum 9) Linden Museum Green Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) TV Tower 4) 'Zacke' Rack Railway 5) Funicular Railway 6) Marienplatz Square 7) Karlshöhe 8) Linden Museum Alternatively, choose the Wine Tour Route by selecting the relevant option upon checkout. This tour starts at Mercedes-Benz Museum and takes you to wine estates, the Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture, and the romantic Royal Burial chapel on the Württemberg. Enjoy a wonderful ride through Stuttgart's beautiful vineyards.

Constance: Guided City Tour

8. Constance: Guided City Tour

Meet your guide at the tourist information center in the train station for a guided tour of the Constance city center highlights. Learn more about the Council of Constance, the only papal election north of the Alps. Journey back in time and discover the unique history of Constance and its inhabitants over the centuries. Admire the stunning frescoes and paintings on medieval houses throughout the old town and town hall. The tour ends at the buzzing market square where you can experience the lively city center.

Meckenbeuren: Ravensburger Spieleland Entrance Ticket

9. Meckenbeuren: Ravensburger Spieleland Entrance Ticket

Explore over 70 attractions in 8 themed worlds at the Ravensburger Spieleland. Drive a tractor in the Green Oasis, become a director in the Cartoon studio, and slide down the free-fall slide at the Log Jam Alpine Rafting. Enjoy a real adventure for the whole family with this entrance ticket. Visit the Green Oasis and romp in the crazy chicken coop, ride a pony, and learn about the world of farming. Immerse yourself in the newest themed area, BRIO World. Speed on the fast BRIO Wave Rider, gaze at the light effects in the 30-meter BRIO Metro tunnel and compete on the construction site. See the Kaleidoscope of Fun and Games to experience giant versions of the most popular Ravensburger board games. Move the walls in the world's largest crazy maze, and challenge other families in the firefighting game. Try out the latest Ravensburger games and books at your leisure. Dare to try the free-floating rope tunnel or the free-fall slide in the action-packed Land of Discovery. Take a visit to Käpt'n Blaubärs Wonderland and gaze in awe as gigantic tea bags rise from the water and box cars drive on the surface. See what surprises the famous lying bear has in store. Whiz into lofty heights at the Maus und Elefant Adventureland, balance with the Elefant, and look forward to amazing 3D films. Have the chance to meet both of them in the Maus Studio, perfect for any Maus fans. Get hands-on in the Land of hands-on Action world. Roll up your sleeves and show what you can do. Choose to change your wheels, make your own driving license in the Driving School of the ADAC Foundation or even create your own chocolate.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

10. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

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It worked great. Only the Virtual Line cannot be booked via the admission ticket. In order to be able to book it, you have to go to an info point and they will generate a bar code with which you can book the (free) virtual line.

Good we enjoyed ourselves and we all had fun I recommend it for friends and family even to other people to go there and catch some fun Please don't stay lonely try and go outside like Europa park and have some fun like us

Our guide was a Freiburg native, having lived there her whole life. She was a wealth of knowledge about the city’s history as well as interesting contemporary things to see and do.

Good choice of small cities and towns to visit. All close by. At most 40 minutes by car from one to the other. Eguisheim is 5-10 minutes from Colmar.

Beautiful place, the guide Elisabeth gave a lot of information and was very good