With an area of 16,000 hectares, the Baden wine region is the third-largest wine region in Germany. Surrounded by the Odenwald hills and the Black Forest on one side and the Vosges mountains on the other, it enjoys the sunniest and warmest climate in Germany. Because the Baden wine region is spread out across a long, thin strip of land, it is divided into nine smaller regions with very different soils that produce very different wines. This is one of the leading wine regions in Europe and is best known for its excellent pinot varieties.
A region of pretty wine villages and varied scenery, Baden is also home to the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany, some of which can be found along the Baden Asparagus Route. Active holidaymakers are well catered for as well with numerous cycling and walking trails.