Nature & Outdoor Activities

Baden Wine Route – a route of indulgence along Germany's longest wine trail

Baden wine region – vineyards near Waldulm ©Deutsches Weininstitut GmbH (DWI)

The route takes visitors on an adventure covering around 500 kilometres of the sun-soaked Baden wine region, where there is plenty of opportunity to explore charming wine-growing villages on the western edge of the Black Forest and in the foothills of the Upper Rhine Valley.

Anyone who has ever wanted to hike from wine cellar to wine cellar or dreamt of cycling through a sea of flowers and stopping off for no end of food and drink breaks along the way should head for the Baden Wine Route. It passes through the wine-growing areas of the Baden Mountain Route, Kraichgau, Ortenau, Kaiserstuhl, Tuniberg, Breisgau and Markgräflerland in the Baden wine-growing region, which is the third-largest in the whole of Germany, with vineyards covering 15,906 hectares. Sun-soaked landscapes featuring meadows, orchards and vineyards can always be relied upon to wow visitors on the route.

There is plenty to see and do, with picturesque wine-growing villages, pretty little towns, grand castles, monasteries and several nature reserves along the way, boasting no end of cultural sights and must-see scenery. Nature and culinary delights await anyone who sets off on the Baden Wine Cycle Path for a bike ride or hike. And the healing power of the thermal springs, dating back to Roman times, is just the answer in case of aching muscles after the exertions.

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