Step into the enchanting Europa Park for an experience like no other. Travel enthusiasts are sure to love the city themed areas, where you can drop in to Portugal or Spain, or visit Scandinavia, among the dozen other cities recreated. Larger-than-life roller-coasters, crazy carousels and whirlwind water-rides will get your adrenaline pumping and leave you excited for more. As one of the country's largest of its kind, this park promises an exhilarating and memorable time and will far from disappoint. It makes for a great getaway from mundane city life and is best enjoyed with family and large groups.
The Römische Badruine are well-preserved Roman bath ruins in Badenweiler. One of the most significant of its kind in the country, it justifies Badenweiler’s history as a spa town and offers a glimpse into the Roman bathing culture that prevailed during the reign of the Roman Empire. The ruins were excavated in 1784 by Margrave Carl Friedrich von Baden and are sheltered by a glass roof. Take a tour of the monumental site and explore several exhibitions showcasing accessories, models and memorabilia.
One of the major green regions of Freiburg im Breisgau is the Seepark. This massive city park spanning 35 hectares (86 acres) is great to spend some quiet time and reconnecting with nature. The main feature of the park is the lake, which is ideal for boating.
The only one of its kind in the region, this museum's superb collection of over 100 classic cars and motorbikes is a knockout. Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Jaguars and Bugattis, from early prototypes to the very latest models designed to compete in legendary races such as the Le Mans 24-hour race and the Paris-Dakar rally are all on display. It has its own shop and occasionally organizes collectors' car exchange fairs. Call ahead for varying dates.
For an unhindered view of the Rhine river and the Black Forest, climb up the steep stairs of Burg Baden, a castle ruin and fortress which has been an integral part of the town ever since its construction. The imposing stone fortifications and walls convey an intriguing story regarding the history of this landmark, and the castle is one of the most defining features of Badenweiler. Having incurred significant damage during the Dutch war in the 17th Century, the castle was later painstakingly restored to enable public access.
As per archaeological evidences, Eguisheim was inhabited during the Paleolithic Era. It is known to be the origin of Alsace wine as wine cultivation was introduced in the region by the Romans when they conquered the place. This beautiful village got its present structure by the Dukes of Alsace who developed it in the Middle Ages. Strolling through this quaint village is like taking a walk in a bygone era with its bright medieval structures and flower adornments. Nestled in the midst of vineyards and lush hills, this picturesque commune is worth the visit.
Domaine Emile Beyer, Grands Vins d'Alsace is a winery producing a selection of vintage and fruit flavored wines that you can taste, buy and enjoy at the winery itself. It is a cozy place where you can savor the wine samples with perfect assistance and suggestions offered by their staff. The best of Alsace wines are also available on their website for sale.
The grandeur of Château du Hohlandsbourg can be felt only once you see it. Climb the castle and beautiful vistas of Wintzenheim will leave you spellbound. You can also dvelve over the history of the castle from the Middle ages. Also worth trying are the tours conducted by guides in interesting costumes. Check their website or contact them to be a part of the festivals, activities and other programs held here.