Excursions in the region around Karlsruhe

Sick of the urban lifestyle and fancy "something different"? An excursion into the region surrounding Karlsruhe makes an ideal change to sightseeing in the city. Dreamlike forests, picturesque Rheinaue wetlands and sun-drenched plains: the nearby Alsace, the Palatinate Forest and the Black Forest promise both relaxation and adventure not far from Karlsruhe.

Hiking, cycling or simply exploring the surroundings: treat yourself to some "me-time". Recharge your batteries for everyday life and discover our attractive excursion destinations.

Northern Black Forest

The northern Black Forest attracts visitors with its primordial nature, where valleys and peaks gracefully alternate. Natural areas like the Sommerberg mountain with its treetop walk and the Kaltenbronn lead hikers into unspoilt forests with lakes and upland moor. The Monbachtal valley with its mossy, wild romantic paths is a challenge for cyclists. The natural enviroment offers space for experiences and discoveries.

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Alsace

The holiday region in northeast France is idyllically situated between the Rhine and the Vosges and offers an abundance of leisure activities. A discovery tour by car or bicycle alongside the majestic palaces, Romanesque and Gothic churches, romantic half-timbered houses with colourful roofs or castle ruins on the heights of the Vosges is certainly worthwhile.

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Southern Palatinate

What would the Southern Palatinate be without its wine? It characterises the landscape and has a significant part of the cultural and economic diversity: Rarely can one find a larger variety of hearty wine taverns, knights' castles, fortresses, churches and festivals in such a small area. For both active visitors and connoisseurs, the Palatinate Forest and the German Wine Route offer opportunities for extensive hiking and day trips.

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Heidelberg

With its unparalleled scenic location on the edge of the Odenwald and the harmonious ensemble of the Old Town, castle ruins, and Neckar River, Heidelberg is rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. 

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