This state is a combination of the two countries of the same name and has existed since 1952. In the south and west, the Rhine forms the border. The two most famous areas in Baden-Württemberg are the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. The Black Forest in the southwest is a densely wooded area and a middle mountain range where many motorcycle tourists find their entertainment. The highest peak is the Feldberg with 1493 meters. The Swabian Alb runs from the south to the northeast and is also a low mountain range with peaks between 600 and 1000 meters. Here especially the Danube and Hegau determine the face.
City of the Rottweiler
The city after which the dog breed is named, already existed in Roman times. Special are the many different and striking bay windows in beautiful colors. And to find Rottweil, all you have to do is look for the 250 meter high tower of Thyssen-Krupp.
The university city of Freiburg is considered the capital of the Black Forest. The old town has many beautiful buildings. Erasmus van Rotterdam lived in one of these houses for a number of years after he was expelled from Basel.
Next to the brewery
Beer lovers will have their eyes short at the beer brewery of Bad Schussenried. In the Bierstube you can try the many types and delicious food. And if you are there at the end of April, you can experience the erecting of the maypole.
Looking up the past
In Oberschwaben is a beautiful open-air museum that provides insight into the life and works of yesteryear in this region. The Museumdorf Kürnbach has numerous houses, farms and related buildings. Many old crafts are also explained here.
Cuckoo - cuckoo
The town of Triberg in the Black Forest is best known for the seven waterfalls, but our visit was limited to the town itself which is located on Deutsche Uhrenstraße. And then of course you are confronted with the well-known cuckoo clocks.
Monastery with art history
In 1863 an abbey was founded in Beuron from the French Solesmes in former Augustinian buildings. From the 19th century, this Archabbey of Beuron left its mark on art history in the development of neo-styles and liturgy.
Things worth knowing
In Beuron you can learn a lot about the origins of the Danube landscape. A walking path takes you past an educational herb garden and information about Noah's Ark. There is a beautiful wooden bridge over the Danube.
At first glance, Pfullendorf doesn't seem all that interesting, but this city is home to a few gems. Such as the oldest residential house in Southern Germany and a fountain with figures depicting the legend of the city.
The Principality of Hohenzollern has meant a lot to Sigmaringen. What has remained is a beautiful and colossal castle that dominates the city. And from the St. Joseff chapel you have a beautiful view of the city.
Once upon a time, the hill on which Breisach am Rhein is located was in the middle of the Rhine. Today, the Rhine runs around it and the city is a popular destination for tourists passing by cruise ship.
Through the Kreuzfeld curve
The Höllental is a famous gorge in the Black Forest. We drove this road with the motor southwards and then west via the Titisee, parallel to the Schwarzwaldhochstraße. There we pass the second largest ski area in Germany.
Along the highest mountains
Continuing on the Kirchzarten - Todtnau route, we are now heading north again. The route leads from Utzenfeld to Oberried among other things between the highest mountains of the Black Forest.
Surprising river valley
Between Fridingen and Simaringen the Danube has pushed through the Swabian Alb over the centuries. We drove through the Danube Valley from Beuron and enjoyed the steep chalk cliffs and beautiful nature.