Baden Wine Route

Ehrenkirchen at the Baden Wine Route © Erich Spiegelhalter / STG

The Baden Wine Route has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 60 years. This charming tourist route leads through one of the best wine regions in Europe and runs from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in the northern Black Forest to Weil am Rhein on the Swiss border. With stations in the Kraichgau, Ortenau, Breisgau, Markgräflerland, Kaiserstuhl, and Tuniberg wine regions, this route offers scenic variety ranging from sunny valleys to dense Black Forest pines, as well as many wine tours and educational trails. In honor of its birthday in 2014, the wine route extended to include Kraichgau and Baden’s Bergstraße, thus leading all the way to Hesse.

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From Pinot Noir to Müller Thurgau, visitors can try the region’s finest wines in the many enchanting wine villages or through modern viticulture architecture. Winemakers open their traditional, self-run taverns (“Besen” or “Straußenwirtschaften”) temporarily each spring and fall so that guests can enjoy homemade wines and delicacies. Many Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional inns promise even more culinary delights. A “Vacation at the Winery” is also sure to be an unforgettable experience, offering travelers an up-close look at the Baden Wine Route and activities ranging from an overnight stay in a wine barrel to assisting with the harvest.

Information

  • Wine production: ø 1.1 million hL/year
  • Area under cultivation: 15,500 ha
  • 9 wine regions, 77 winemakers’ cooperatives, and over 300 wineries
  • Length: approx. 500 km

Contact

Badische Weinstraße
c/o Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH
Habsburgerstraße 132
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau
Germany
Phone: +49 761 896460
info [at] badische-weinstrasse [dot] de
www.badische-weinstrasse.de