Southwest Germany, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, is in the heart of Europe. Bordered by France and Switzerland, it is a cultural crossroads. With a history spanning the Stone Age to contemporary high-tech universities, romantic palaces and vibrant cities, natural outdoor beauty, glamorous luxury or plain- old fun, SouthWest Germany has something for everyone. World-famous attractions include the scenic Black Forest, the beauty of Lake Constance, the culture and spas of Baden-Baden, the castle and university of Heidelberg and the cars and shopping in Stuttgart.
SouthWest Germany was the birthplace of the automobile in 1886, and the home to global brands, including Mercedes-Benz and Porsche both of which that have the world’s best, state-of-the art car museums in Stuttgart.
Families love Europa-Park, Germany’s most popular theme park that sports thrilling rides and has quality onsite hotels. For fashion lovers there is a wide variety of shops from chic boutiques to outlets with discounts on famous designer brands.
85 – The number of Michelin Stars in the region – a record in Germany.
185 – Breweries that produce more than 1,000 different types of beer.