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

1. 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

Karlsruhe: Guided City History & Culture Walking Tour

2. Karlsruhe: Guided City History & Culture Walking Tour

Experience history, explore the present and imagine the future on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Karlsruhe with an experienced local guide. Even though Karlsruhe is only 300 years old, it has a colorful past. As a Baroque planned city, Karlsruhe was a novelty of its time and the city has preserved this pioneering spirit to this day. With your city guide, you will learn about the fascinating Karl III Wilhelm, Margrave, who founded the city in 1715 and discover what made him decide to build a completely new city and leave his old capital of Durlach behind. Your tour will be spiked with funny anecdotes and personal insider tips from your guide.

Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

3. 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 with the help of an expert guide, 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 wander the lavish halls of the city’s famous casino. Should you choose to stay in Baden-Baden for a splash in the thermal pools or to try your luck at the roulette tables, you can later rejoin the tour group at a set time in the early evening. If you remain with the tour, you will 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 this UNESCO-protected burg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés, or hop on a romantic canal cruise before your return to Frankfurt.

Heidelberg Castle: Knights and Mercenaries

4. Heidelberg Castle: Knights and Mercenaries

Set off on a walk around Heidelberg Castle and listen to stories from the lives and daily routines of the castle’s inhabitants by flickering candlelight. Walk along the walls and towers of the fortification system and hear about medieval sieges and defensive tactics. Visit the artillery platform, the moat, and pass the deer’s moat, the ammunition storage tower, the defensive corridor and have a closer look at different medieval sconces. Naturally, you will consider serious questions such as the purpose of the small bells on the privy capsule.  The fortress’ history will be explained by your time traveler guide, dressed in authenic medieval costume. The knight will demonstrate medieval fencing, his weaponry and armory. You will also hear about clothing and gear. This special tour will take you back to the late Middle Ages and will present the castle and its gardens in a truly different light. 

Heidelberg: Christmas Market Group Tour with Night Watchman

5. Heidelberg: Christmas Market Group Tour with Night Watchman

Take a look back at the almost two-thousand-year history of the city of Heidelberg and enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas market. The beautiful Neckar valley invited Celts and Romans to linger, became a princely residence in the Middle Ages, houses Germany's oldest university and was a famous holiday resort and study place of famous artists during the German Romantic era. On this tour, you will not only experience the highlights of Heidelberg but will also give you insights into the history of the city from the mouth of stylishly dressed eyewitnesses. Look forward, for example, to an encounter with an officer of the Heidelberg city guard, who is in search of a famous band of robbers. You could also listen to a talkative maid, who not only tells you all sorts of anecdotes, but also a real specialty, the Heidelberg student kiss, or a crisp refreshment served.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tourist was warm on rainy day thanks to the friendly driver and the announcement. If you wanted to, you could go down and take a picture. However, I bought a ticket here, so I had to go to Karlsruhe Tourist Center to get a ticket and send an email about the error. I received the souvenir of the apology and finished it well with the friendly guidance of the knight, but it was really embarrassing.

Very informative. The most important sights were approached

The bus driver was very, very nice and helpful (I am a bit disabled) and added further stories and anecdotes to the official information. I would go with him again and again.

I just loved the Strasbourg part of it. That only made it worthy! You can do it by train yourself instead of paying that much money.