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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.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

3. Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

After meeting your guide outside the Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, your guided tour will begin. Throughout your tour, a resolute Swabian housewife (or her husband), armed with a broom and a duster, will guide you through the inner city of Stuttgart. Knowing no discretion, your housewife-guide will dig up the dirt on their neighbors. She will divulge to you her most economical cooking recipes, and will also shed some light about some of the great Stuttgart personalities. Nothing is safe from Frau Schwätzele. Only one person enjoys her undivided respect, and that is the inventor of the notorious Swabian Kehrwoche. Take part in this cheerful yet unusual city walk, and after around 2 hours you will result in the courtyard of the old castle.

Stuttgart: Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting

4. Stuttgart: Guided Wine Walk & Wine Tasting

Experience Stuttgart’s magnificent topography and excellent wine landscape. Explore wonderful vineyards during a guided walking tour. Tour the most notable wine spots with your knowledgable expert guide. Learn about viticulture and Stuttgart’s history of wine enjoyment. Along the way, stop two times to taste exquisite Stuttgart wines.

Stuttgart: Private Tour with a Local

5. Stuttgart: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Stuttgart with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-4 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Karlsruhe: City Tour by Bike

6. Karlsruhe: City Tour by Bike

Take a 2.5-3 hour bike ride through downtown Karlsruhe and see many of the city's most historically significant attractions. Meet your guide by the Tourist Information Center and begin your tour of the city. Cycle past Karlsruhe Central Station and the ZKM, a unique worldwide cultural institution for art and media. Next, glide through the Hardtwald Karlsruhe, a historic forest area in the Upper Rhine area. Reach the Karlsruhe Palace and treat yourself to a break in the botanical garden. Finally, continue to the Baden State Theater, passing through several of the city's green oases on the way.

Stuttgart: Guided Glühwein Tour

7. Stuttgart: Guided Glühwein Tour

After meeting your guide at the centrally located meeting point, you will gather with your group before departing to your destination. In the event that it is cold and even snowing in the vineyards, it is recommended to attend this tour well dressed and with firm shoes. Whilst at the vineyard you will begin to explore the vineyards, with your wine guide on hand to field any questions which might arise throughout your tour. You will be able to observe the kind of work which is conducted in the vineyard, and during a mulled wine stop in the vineyards you will be able to warm up from the inside as you enjoy real mulled wine from Stuttgart.

Heidelberg: Christmas Market Group Tour with Night Watchman

8. 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

3.2 / 5

based on 8 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.

Unfortunately, the loudspeaker of the audio device is not very good, so that we didn't send a lot of things with sand, but Ms. Schwetzele is a very good tour guide and enjoys her job.

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.