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Our most recommended Baden-Württemberg Romance & Special Occasions

Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

1. Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Heidelberg: Guided Walking Tour

2. Heidelberg: Guided Walking Tour

Discover one of the most romantic cities in Germany on this guided walking tour. Stroll through the winding streets of the beautiful Old Town and be entertained by the stories behind the historical buildings. Find out where famous visitors found inspiration in the city on the Neckar River.  Start your tour of Heidelberg with the statue of Hercules in front of the town hall and find out what brought the Greek hero to the city of German romance. Wander through the charming small streets of Heidelberg's Old Town which still bears witness to the medieval layout of the city.  Find out which house was the only one that survived the great city fire of 1693 and what connection the French poet Victor Hugo had to the Renaissance building. Learn how the picturesque city cast its spell on famous wordsmiths and artists including Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Mark Twain and Turner.

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

3. Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

Immerse yourself in the spooky world of werewolves, ghosts, and vampires. Enjoy a tour guided by a night watchman through Heidelberg’s most famous lore and legends, and visit the creepy locations of murder and myths. Dressed in a lovingly made and detailed costume, the night watchman reveals the dark side of the romantic old town. Listen to stories that will truly give you goosebumps. Visit the locations of vicious murders and learn all about wild students and terrible monsters. Dare to venture down the picturesque streets in the evening and discover their secrets. Feel a cold shiver down the spine at the mention of supernatural beings and events.

From Würzburg: Romantic Road and Rothenburg Wine Trip

4. From Würzburg: Romantic Road and Rothenburg Wine Trip

Take a trip down an authentic German holiday route. Sample locally-made wines, and explore local landmarks in the company of a guide in historical costume. Begin your trip outside Würzburg main station. Board your air-conditioned coach, cross the River Main, and head for the vineyards of the Tauber Valley. Cruise past Bad Mergentheim and the wine town of Markelsheim as you enjoy your journey. Alight at Weikersheim to meet your guide in historical costume. Be led through a renaissance castle and park, designed in the style of Versailles. Encounter Röttingen, regarded as Germany's first European city, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, claimed to be the most romantic city in Germany. Taste 3 different wines from the Markelsheim winegrowers' cooperative. Start with a welcome glass of Secco on the journey out, then enjoy a Müller Thurgau or Silvaner white as you drive along the vineyards in the Tauber Valley, and a glass of red on your way home.

Cocktail, Massage, and Relaxation

5. Cocktail, Massage, and Relaxation

It is time to improve your work-life balance in an Oasis of relaxation. Be refreshed by a home-made mango Maracuja Spritz. Afterwards, go on a journey of the senses with a soothing massage. While you are at the beautiful Riverhouse you can admire the beautiful views of the Neckar. Take a nice walk through the vineyards and enjoy the nature around Stuttgart.

Heidelberg History Tour

6. Heidelberg History Tour

Experience a unique tour of Heidelberg's Old Town. Hear old legends about the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Old Bridge, the Studentenkarzer ("Student Jail") and the Heidelberg City Hall. Find out about the Heidelberg Bridge Monkey and the story of the "Kettenkalb." Who knows these stories better than the night watchman or his daughter? Hear amusing anecdotes and interesting stories about Heidelberg's landmarks. Immerse yourself in the Heidelberg of the past, presented by your eccentric guide in historic costume. Experience how the city's history lives on today in myths and sayings. This unique tour is suitable for all ages.

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

7. From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the "Romantic Road" to Rothenburg on der Tauber. Taste some regional wines during the journey, and see the main sights of the charming city of Rothenburg with your guide. Depart from in front of Frankfurt's main train station in the morning and travel through the Tauber Valley, the wine-growing region of Germany's oldest holiday route. Pass small villages such as Weikersheim and catch a glimpse of its magnificent Renaissance palace and its beautiful park. On the way from Frankfurt to Rothenburg make a stop to taste some regional wines including sparkling wine and dry white wine. Make a brief photo stop in the city of Würzburg and see the Prince Bishop's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is considered one of Germany`s most romantic towns, and a medieval architectural jewel. See the main sights of the town with your guide, such as the town wall with its numerous towery and gates. Stroll around the Market Place with its magnificent Town Hall and many half-timbered houses. Admire the exterior of the Church of St. Jakob and the "Plönlein." You will also have time for lunch, reserved at a restaurant at your own expense. Pay a visit to The German Christmas Museum, which highlights festive traditions and history in Germany. Or, you may visit the Medieval Crime Museum with its historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. On the return journey to Frankfurt am Main, stop for a glass of Tauberschwarz red wine. Finally, be returned to central Frankfurt in the evening.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

8. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Stuttgart: Stand-up Paddleboard Beginner Course

9. Stuttgart: Stand-up Paddleboard Beginner Course

Try out a fun and relaxing water sport while experiencing the beauty of the Neckar river. Meet at the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster nearby the Rot and Freiberg districts where you’ll meet your stand-up paddleboard instructor. Receive your board, paddle, and life jacket. After a brief introduction and some training from your expert guide, you’ll be ready to get in the water. Paddle out onto the Neckar River. Perfect your newly learned skills as you explore the river. Take in the beautiful views surrounding the river. Bond with your family, friends, or that special someone. Afterward, you can lounge at the Riverhouse, where delicious food and drinks are available for purchase.

From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Weikersheim Full-Day Trip

10. From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Weikersheim Full-Day Trip

After driving through the Spessart, Würzburg will be passed. Then the tour leads to the Tauber Valley, the wine region of the Romantic Road. In Weikersheim, wine-growing has a long tradition and the vintners invite people to a wine tasting. The charming state-approved resort town offers the following highlights: Historic Market Place with Rococo fountain, Gothic parish church and stately buildings, Renaissance castle with magnificent "Rittersaal" (Knights´Hall), Mirror cabinet, and Baroque court garden. On the way back stop at the Residenz in Würzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and the official starting point of the Romantic Road, Germany`s oldest holiday road.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

I was a little concerned when I read previous reviews that I might have a hard time navigating my way to dock. My fears were abated by excellent directions that came with the activity reminder. The boat, the crew, the service, food snd guests were top-notch. I had an excellent roundtrip and would definitely recommend as a fun memory whether or go solo for relaxation, as a couple’s date or in a group for a party.

Such a great experience. The tour guide taught us so much about the history of the romantic road, which leads us to rothenburg and it goes further. On the way to rothenburg, we made multiple stops along the romantic road at such beautiful villages. Then rothenburg was so so beautiful. Overall 10/10 would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a day trip from Frankfurt.

The central station in Frankfurt is undergoing maintenance, so finding the meeting point is complicated. Fortunately, our guide, Keiko, met us at the bus stop and we were able to carry out the activity. Great guide, very entertaining. We visited Rothenburg and a few other small towns on the Romantic Road. It is worth strolling through this medieval walled city.

A beautiful day on the Neckar. Everything was super organized, very friendly on-board staff, delicious cakes, great cappuccino. We will definitely book this trip again.

We really enjoyed the river cruise. Maybe we'll do it again next year.