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Things to do in Baden-Württemberg

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Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

1. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

Join more than 5 million visitors every year and visit this award-winning theme park. Embark on a special kind of discovery tour through Europe, with 19 themed areas spread across 95 hectares. Speed through a diamond mine on the Alpenexpress Enzian, one of the park's 13 rollercoasters. After an exciting European adventure, relax in the park's own themed hotels, as well as in the Camp Resort, and recharge your batteries for new expeditions. Experience real, high-altitude flights with Silver Star, defy the roaring torrent in Fjord Rafting, and enjoy the magnificent fantasy themes on the Elf Ride and Volo Da Vinci. Be catapulted in only 2.5 seconds you will be catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h with the “blue fire Megacoaster.” Go through spectacular speedy turns that take you past ragged Icelandic landscapes.

Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

2. Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

Immerse yourself in the charm of Heidelberg from a new perspective by cruising along the serene waters of the Neckar River. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the Old Bridge as you glide underneath it and take in the view of the famous Heidelberg Castle in the background. Embark on your journey down the Neckar River and take views of some of Heidelberg's most famous sights. Don't forget to quench your thirst or hunger cravings by purchasing a refreshing drink or tasty snack on board as you admire the sights. See the historic of Heidelberg Castle nestled atop a hill and overlooking the old city, as the boat approaches the Old Bridge. Next, admire picturesque views of the grand villas along the Neuenheimer riverbank and don't miss the famous Philosophenweg. As the boat turns around at the Wielblinger Wehrsteg, see the historic town hall on your return journey, before disembarking back at the pier. This trip encapsulates the most significant highlights of Heidelberg, while allowing you to relax aboard ship.

Heidelberg: Walking Tour of the Old Town

3. Heidelberg: Walking Tour of the Old Town

Look behind the scenes of Heidelberg! If you want to discover the exciting, romantic, funny and always entertaining stories Heidelberg has to offer, join this guided tour of the old town and learn more from the qualified guides. Enchanting alleys and squares, small gardens that pop up unexpectedly, museums and galleries: Heidelberg’s old town has many facets. This tour will breathe life into the city’s past, adding rich detail to the contours of today’s city. Whether it is the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Jesuitenviertel, Germany’s oldest university with its Students’ Prison, or other sightseeing attractions: every place of interest in the old town has a unique ambiance and history well worth immersing yourself in for a few minutes. The tour also passes along the main street, one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. Many detours into the alleyways of the old town confirm the truth of the old saying “you only truly learn about the countryside by taking the back roads.”

Cologne: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

4. Cologne: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Climb on board a double-decker bus for a tour of all of Cologne's essential spots. Use this hop-on hop-off ticket to get off the bus at any of its 14 stops to see sights like the Cathedral, Zoo, old town, and Chlodwigplatz. Get on the bus and get ready to explore the city. Head up to the top deck, or stay down below as the bus cruises through the streets of Cologne. Listen to informative commentary as the bus tours around the scenic city. Come and go from the bus as you please, with a choice of 14 stops to enter or exit. Explore the city at your leisure without having to plan to a timetable, allowing you to be spontaneous in deciding what to see. Discover the city as you glide past sights like the Cologne Chocolate Museum, the Gürzenich convention center, and the Eigelstein Gate. Encounter the tall Cologne Triangle building, as well as the Odysseum, and Lanxess Arena.

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

5. Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go. Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg. Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse. Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

6. Stuttgart 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Board a hop-on-hop-off bus with this day ticket and explore Stuttgart at your own pace. Your 24-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket gives you enough time to explore the city as you wish. You have the choice between the blue, the green, or the wine tour. You can get on and off as often as you like at 9 stops on the Blue Tour and 8 stops on the Green Tour in the greater Stuttgart area. On the wine tour, it is possible to get on and off at 9 bus stops.  Alternatively, you can stay on the bus and enjoy the flair of the city from your seat. The Blue Tour takes about 100 minutes, the Green Tour about 60 minutes, and the Wine Tour about 35 minutes. Discover multi-faceted Stuttgart and get ready for a city full of surprises. Learn all kinds of interesting and entertaining facts about Baden-Württemberg’s pulsating state capital with the audio guide, which is available in 10 languages, in premium sound quality. With a combination ticket, you can explore 2 of the following tours, the Blue, the Green and/or the Wine Tour. Please note that the Green Tour and the Wine Tour run in the summer season from April to October. Blue Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) Pig Museum 4) Mercedes Benz Museum 5) Wilhelma/Neckar-Käpt´n (Due to construction work, this stop is currently canceled) 6) Weingenuss / Römer 7) Weinwanderung 8) Killesberg / Weissenhofmuseum 9) Linden Museum Green Tour Stops: 1) Tourist Information 2) Schlossplatz 3) TV Tower 4) 'Zacke' Rack Railway 5) Funicular Railway 6) Marienplatz Square 7) Karlshöhe 8) Linden Museum Alternatively, choose the Wine Tour Route by selecting the relevant option upon checkout. This tour starts at Mercedes-Benz Museum and takes you to wine estates, the Stuttgart Museum of Viniculture, and the romantic Royal Burial chapel on the Württemberg. Enjoy a wonderful ride through Stuttgart's beautiful vineyards.

Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

7. Stuttgart: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket

Explore the Museum of Illusions in Stuttgart and have a visual, sensory, and educational experience as you try a handful of new, unexplored illusions. See the Anti-Gravity Room, the Clone Table, and many more with this entry ticket. Be brave enough to jump into the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that makes you lose your sense of balance despite being stable and flat. Warp your reflection in the Mirror Room and get lost in the vast Infinity Room. Enjoy the collection of holograms and see images constantly transforming, appearing, and disappearing before your eyes. Visit the Turntables which create a hypnotic illusion and different turning patterns. Have fun with your friends and family with the Head on the Platter. Round off your visit by learning the illusions' rational and scientific explanations as you walk around. Hear about human vision, perception, and the functioning of intellect.

From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

8. From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

Take a trip down the Romantic Road, a famous 220 mile route linking some of Bavaria's most exquisite architectural gems on a guided tour from Munich. Discover the natural beauty of the region, and the charming town of Rothenburg. After departure from Munich, travel first to Harburg which is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle complexes in Germany. This perfectly situated castle with its surrounding village retains the feel of the middle ages. Be enchanted by its historic flair and delve deep into its history. After visiting the castle, and pausing for coffee, you will drive on through the wondrous scenery of the Nördlinger Ries – the giant depression left by an ancient meteor in the Swabian landscape. Travelling via Dinkelsbühl, with its towers and spires, you will reach Rothenburg, a perfectly restored mediaeval town. Take some free time here for extensive exploration. Wander through the beautiful streets and alleyways, which are full of the charm of past times. Your return to Munich will take you through the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau. On this tour, be amazed by the beautiful region of southern Germany.

Stuttgart: Guided Ghost Walking Tour

9. Stuttgart: Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Discover the eerie history of Stuttgart on a guided ghost tour in Old Town. See the Market square, Collegiate Church, the Old Castle, and the Schlossplatz. Learn about dark encounters with headless horsemen and shadowy figures that can still be seen at dawn today. Hear stories about the history of Stuttgart and find out, among other things, where the bean quarter got its name, what the city owes to a hidden stream, and about graveyards in the olden times.

Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

10. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Ride along the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way), pass by the Neuburg Monastery, and admire views of Heidelberg Castle. Uncover facinating information about the city from your guide.  Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. Roll on by the Neuburg Monastery, which was founded in 1130. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg, and the Rhine Valley from above.  Follow your guide to the valley to Ziegelhausen and make your way uphill easily to the Wolfsbrunnen restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. Hear about its glamourous, star-studded guestlist. Go further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

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Our guide Peter was excellent - very informative and a pleasant gentlemen. The castle tour was amazing and Peter informed us just enough to make it interesting - not overwhelming us with dates and facts. We would have liked to have a little more time downtown in the city, but overall very happy with our choice.

Good connections, easy to get on and off and especially useful in Cologne is the fact that the center is compact so you can also skip stops and walk to the next one yourself.

Bus good, driver very friendly, on time. It started to rain and the windows fogged up. Windshield wipers in the upper window would have been very helpful.

Very interesting, well organized and professionally conducted. Informative. Gladly again.

Excellent tour guide, beautiful places to visit, strongly recommended