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Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

1. 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

2. 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

Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

3. 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.

Meckenbeuren: Ravensburger Spieleland Entrance Ticket

4. 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

5. 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.

Ticket to SEA LIFE Konstanz

6. Ticket to SEA LIFE Konstanz

SEA LIFE Konstanz presents a variety of different habitats of native and tropical waters. Follow the length of the Rhine from the glaciers in the Alps, via the Rhine to Lake Constance and the North Sea and Mediterranean. Experience the world of the Red Sea and visit the highlight of the exhibition – the 8-meter long tunnel through the Red Sea basin with black tip reef sharks and sea turtles. See piranhas, poison dart frogs and basilisks in the rainforest area. Discover the cute gentoo penguins and how they clumsily explore the “Antarctica”. Learn more about their origin and how they got their funny name.

Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

7. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. The second historic place will be the Monastery Neuburg, which was founded in 1130, and looks back on an interesting history. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg and the Rhine Valley from above. From there, drive into the valley to Ziegelhausen and, on the other side of the Neckar steeply uphill to the Wolfsbrunnen, you will find a restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. A glance onto the guestlist, which boasts crowned heads and famous artists of all genres, will convey its glamour in previous times. Afterwards, continue further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Karlsruhe: Guided City History & Culture Walking Tour

8. 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: Vineyard Wine Safari

9. Stuttgart: Vineyard Wine Safari

Take a walk along Stuttgart's steep slopes and let yourself be guided through the vineyards of the region by a guide wearing a traditional costume. Enjoy spectacular views of Bad Cannstatt, Münster, and the Neckar on this hiking experience. Taste five regional wines and discover what makes them so special. On this tour, try the famous Cannstatter Zuckerle and other phenomenal regional wines. Enjoy a few snacks, and look forward to fun games related to all things wine.

Stuttgart: "Kehrwoche" Tour in Swabian

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Very easy to book on line. Very clear explanations of the main attractions. Very easy to hop on and off (although not tried). Highly recommended if you have two hours to spare gave us ideas of other things to do

Evy war der perfekte Guide, wir hatten einen wunderschönen unterhaltsamen Nachmittag, den keiner von uns so schnell vergessen wird! Vielen vielen Dank!

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.

It was awesome. Sea Life is definitely a place people should explore to see the beautiful world of the creatures in the sea.

Awesome day , would not have seen most the attractions and city had I did this city visit on my own , highly recommended.