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Baden-Württemberg

The southwest of Germany is know as the sunny state and Freiburg has the most sunshine hours in Germany. Baden-Württemberg is famous for the Black Forest, the Bodensee the two university towns of Heidelberg and Tübingen, and of course Stuttgart. The official Website

Areas 

Towns

  • Baden Baden – Spa town in the northen Black Forest. You can also find many casinos here. It is a a very expensive town
  • Heidelberg –  The famous Schloss Heidelberg is a must see. You can also see the worlds biggest wine vat there.
  • Stuttgart – Vinyards, the Mercedes and Porche museums.
  • Tübingen – home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. A beautiful old city on the banks of the Neckar
  • Triberg – in the Black Forest, home to the largest Cuckoo clock and the Triberg waterfalls
  • Ulm – The worlds highest church tower and close by the Blautopf in Blaubeuren. You can also read more about the Blautopf on my personal blog. The Steiff museum is also not far away in Giengen/Brenz. Also read more here
  • Rotweil The oldest city Baden-Württemberg´s and home of the Rottweiler dog and the “Test Turm”

National parks

The Black Forest national park

Freizeitparks

Lakes

Foods and Drinks

The culinary specialties of BW can be divided by region, Baden, Franconian and Swabian Baden
  • Schwarzwälder Schinken (Black forest smoked ham)
  • Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black forest cake)
  • Dampfnudeln (Yeast dough cooked and served with vanilla sauce or cherries)
  • Knöple (round Spätzle)
  • Hefezopf
  • Linzer Torte
  • Springerle
  • Kirschwasser
  • Spätzle or Käsespätzle
  • Maultaschen
  • Flammkuchen
Swabian
  • Gaisburger March
  • Spätzle or Käsespätzle
  • Maultaschen
  • Schupfnudeln
  • Linsen mit Spätzle
  • Gelbwurst
  • Flammkuchen
  • Brezeln (they look different from the ones in Bavaria, the arms are thinner and the “stomach” has a cracked crust)
  • Trollinger, Gewürztraminer and Spätburgender wine

Festivals

  • Nabada in Ulm. Held on Oath Monday in July. Water parades and “Flotte” on the Danube. Concerts and water fun
  • Weindorf in Stuttgart. Local winemakers sell their wine. Food, music and gemuchlikeit
  • Bregenz Opera Festival held on Lake Constance with a floating stage

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