Southwestern Germany Celebrates Great “Foodie” Reasons to Visit the Area

Wherever you go in Southwest Germany you are never far from a grand palace, a romantic castle, half-timbered houses – and something good to eat and drink. Stop in a café for coffee and cake; linger in a beer garden over a locally- brewed pint; taste wines at a traditional wine festival; sample schnapps and world-class gin in the Black Forest.

Wherever you go in Southwest Germany you are never far from a grand palace, a romantic castle, half-timbered houses – and something good to eat and drink. Stop in a café for coffee and cake; linger in a beer garden over a locally- brewed pint; taste wines at a traditional wine festival; sample schnapps and world-class gin in the Black Forest.

“Baden has Germany’s most southerly and warmest vineyards. Stretching from Heidelberg to the Swiss border, between the Black Forest and the Rhine, they produce award-winning wines. The Württemberg wine region’s vineyards are small and on steep slopes along the Neckar River. They grow mostly red varieties, like Trollinger, a local, easy-drinking favourite. The Freiburg Wine Festival is held in July and there is also the 11-day Heilbronner Weindorf in September.”

Of Germany’s 300 Michelin-starred restaurants, a quarter are in Southwest Germany. The greatest concentration is in Baiersbronn, a Black Forest community, where three classy restaurants hold an astonishing total of eight Michelin stars.


Photo: Andres Braun, Managing Director, State Tourist Board Baden-Württemberg