Top Choice Cathedral in Freiburg

Freiburger Münster

With its lacy spires, cheeky gargoyles and intricate entrance portal, Freiburg’s 11th-century minster cuts an impressive figure above the central market square. It has dazzling kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows th…
Top Choice Museum in Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin Museum

Near the eastern end of Friedrichshafen’s lakefront promenade is the Zeppelin Museum, housed in the Bauhaus-style former Hafenbahnhof, built in 1932. The centrepiece is a full-scale mock-up of a 33m section of the H…
Top Choice Cathedral in Konstanz


Crowned by a filigreed spire and looking proudly back on 1000 years of history, the sandstone Münster was the church of the diocese of Konstanz until 1821. Its interior is an architectural potpourri of Romanesque, G…
Top Choice Palace in Karlsruhe


From the baroque-meets-neoclassical Schloss, Karlsruhe’s 32 streets radiate like the spokes of a wheel. Karl Wilhelm Margrave of Baden-Durlach named his epicentral palace Karlsruhe (Karl’s retreat) when founding the…
Top Choice Palace in Ludwigsburg


Nicknamed the Swabian Versailles, the Residenzschloss is an extravagant 452-room baroque, rococo and Empire affair. The 90-minute chateau tours (in German) begin half-hourly; there's a English tour at 1.30pm.The 18t…
Top Choice Gallery in Schwäbisch Hall

Kunsthalle Würth

The brainchild of industrialist Reinhold Würth, this contemporary gallery is housed in a striking limestone building that preserves part of a century-old brewery. Stellar temporary exhibitions have recently spotligh…
Top Choice Waterfall in Triberg

Triberger Wasserfälle

Niagara they ain’t but Germany’s highest waterfalls do exude their own wild romanticism. The Gutach River feeds the seven-tiered falls, which drop a total of 163m and are illuminated until 10pm.
Top Choice Castle in Tübingen

Schloss Hohentübingen

On its perch above Tübingen, this turreted 16th-century castle has a terrace overlooking the Neckar River, the Altstadt’s triangular rooftops and the vine-streaked hills beyond. An ornate Renaissance gate leads to t…
Nature Reserve in The Black Forest

Upper Danube Valley Nature Reserve

Theatrically set against limestone, cave-riddled cliffs, dappled with pine and beech woods that are burnished gold in autumn, and hugging the Danube's banks, the Upper Danube Valley Nature Reserve bombards you with …
Cathedral in Ulm


'Ooh, it’s so big'… First-time visitors gush as they strain their neck muscles gazing up to the Münster. It is. And rather beautiful. Celebrated for its 161.5m-high steeple, the world’s tallest, this Goliath of cath…