Spotlight on German regions

Germany: stepping out with new ideas and promotions

Germany is always one of Europe’s most popular destinations, thanks to its highly varied culture, history, nature, and welcoming people.

“Nature” will in fact be the key theme this year for the German region of Baden Württemberg, under the theme “Wilder Süden”. Indeed, for taking in the great outdoors, this region is quite exceptional. Activities include hiking and walking, cycling holidays and boating on Lake Constance.

PANORAMIC VIEWS IN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

In Baden-Württemberg, there are now some fascinating places where visitors can admire nature and wilderness up from the treetops. Ranging from observation towers, suspension bridges, treetop walkways and nature cinemas, architects and designers have found new ways of setting the scene for nature at its very best. Here is an overview of some of the most successful attractions.

NEW: SKYWALK TO WILDERNESS: BLACK FOREST NATIONAL PARK

The new visitor centre in the Black Forest National Park opening in late 2020 will offer remarkable sights and distant views. The tree trunks that appear to lie randomly interspersed in the landscape make the wood-panelled buildings beautifully blend in with the surroundings. Inside, information about the National Park is given by a dedicated exhibition.

TOUCH THE SUMMIT: BLACK FOREST TREETOP WALKWAY

At eye level with the alpine mixed forest, the 1250-metre long treetop walk in Bad Wildbad snakes its way through wild nature.

Bad Wildbad suspension bridge

ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CAN BRAVE GREAT HEIGHTS: BAD WILDBAD SUSPENSION BRIDGE

It measures 380 metres long, 60 metres high and just over a metre wide: The “Wildline” suspension bridge in Bad Wildbad connects the Sommerberg with the treetop walk and offers spectacular views over the Black Forest.

FILIGREE VIEWS: SCHÖNBUCH TOWER

The observation tower in the Schönbuch Nature Park can be seen from far away. The 35-metre-high wood and steel construction on the Stellberg looms high above the surrounding trees in Baden-Württemberg’s oldest nature park.


Photo: Hessigheimer rock gardens