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 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 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.
Museum in Kaiserstuhl

Vitra Design Museum

Sharp angles contrast with graceful swirls on Frank Gehry’s strikingly postmodern Vitra Design Museum. The blindingly white edifice hosts thought-provoking contemporary design exhibitions. Buildings on the nearby Vi…
Gallery in Baden-Baden

Museum Frieder Burda

A Joan Miró sculpture guards the front of this architecturally innovative gallery, designed by Richard Meier. The star-studded collection of modern and contemporary art, featuring Picasso, Gerhard Richter and Jackso…
Ruins in Baden-Baden

Römische Badruinen

The beauty-conscious Romans were the first to discover the healing properties of Baden-Baden’s springs in the city they called Aquae Aureliae. Slip back 2000 years on a tour of the well-preserved ruins of their bath…
Church in Baden-Baden

Russische Kirche

Beautiful, if a little incongrous, Baden-Baden's Byzantine-style 1882 Russian Church is topped with a brilliantly golden onion dome and lavishly adorned with frescos.
Church in Baden-Baden


The centrepiece of cobbled Marktplatz is this pink church, a hotchpotch of Romanesque, late Gothic and, to a lesser extent, baroque styles. Its foundations incorporate some ruins of the former Roman baths. Come in t…
Landmark in Baden-Baden


Standing proud above a manicured park, this neoclassical pump room was built in 1839 as an attractive addition to the Kurhaus. The 90m-long portico is embellished with 19th-century frescos of local legends. Baden-Ba…
Gallery in Freiburg

Museum für Neue Kunst

Across the Gewerbekanal, this gallery highlights 20th-century Expressionist and abstract art, including emotive works by Oskar Kokoschka and Otto Dix.