Destination guide

Scenic escapes in picture-perfect Baden-Württemberg

Featuring everything from classic villages to thrilling theme parks, the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany brims with family-friendly amusements, historic charm and many delicious local foods and beverages to try. Days here are spent hopping around from castle to castle, admiring lavish gardens and stunning architecture, visiting museums and art galleries in big cities, such as Stuttgart, or hiking in the mountains of the famous Black Forest. No matter which part of the state you choose for your Baden-Württemberg vacation rental, you'll find an array of cozy options await, many tucked into traditional villages and surrounded by hilly scenery.

Things to do

Castle hopping in Baden-Württemberg

Germany is well known for its impressive castles, and Baden-Württemberg is no exception, with several postcard-worthy structures available for travelers to enjoy. Pay a visit to the riverfront Heidelberg Palace, in the northern part of the state, to see Renaissance ruins and participate in guided tours and events geared towards kids. Nearby Schwetzingen Palace features impressive sculpture gardens, while Rosenstein Palace in Stuttgart is a newer structure dating to the 1800s, with a natural history museum inside. Just beyond the borders of Baden-Württemberg, there are even more castles to discover, including the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.


Sightseeing in the villages of Baden-Württemberg

With plenty of charming towns to discover in the state of Baden-Württemberg, you'll want to devote some time to sightseeing during your days here. Start in the large capital of Stuttgart, where you'll find everything from art galleries and botanical gardens to museums devoted to the city's manufacturing industry. In some of the smaller hubs scattered around the state, you'll want to snap photos of the traditional German architecture and shop for locally crafted souvenirs, such as the cuckoo clocks made in Black Forest towns. Baden-Baden, a popular mountain escape, is also known for its relaxing spas and thermal baths.


Year-round celebrations in Baden-Württemberg

The warmth of summer draws travelers to Baden-Württemberg, when rising daytime temperatures mean plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in the sunshine for hiking in the hills and strolling through the villages. This is a popular time to visit, so be sure to select your Baden-Württemberg vacation rental early. Come early fall, Oktoberfest celebrations in German towns bring a lively atmosphere and a rise in visitors as well, while Christkindlmarkt events leading up to the holiday season are the perfect opportunity to do some shopping in the local villages, while enjoying the crisp winter air and snow.

Natural features

Out in the forests of Baden-Württemberg

To enjoy some incredible scenic vistas, head to the Black Forest area in the south-west part of Baden-Württemberg. This region is known for its gorgeous forests and mountains, so there's plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy the clean air. If you select a Baden-Württemberg vacation rental in one of the region's many charming villages, you'll be able to take the family out hiking on the numerous walking trails and perhaps meet some local wildlife along the way, too. Throughout the state, you'll also find many picturesque lakes and rivers that make for perfect picnic spots and sunset-viewing.

Can I find a vacation rental around BW?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,383 vacation rentals near BW. From 470 Houses to 6,622 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near BW for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in BW?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in BW. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Stuttgart: 142 vacation rentals
  • Heidelberg: 435 vacation rentals
  • Black Forest: 4,521 vacation rentals
  • Freiburg: 996 vacation rentals
  • Baden-Baden: 403 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in BW! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in BW?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in BW:

  • Stuttgart: 142 rentals
  • Heidelberg: 435 rentals
  • Freiburg: 996 rentals
  • Baden-Baden: 403 rentals
  • Konstanz: 1,028 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to BW?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in BW are:

  • Heidelberg (HDB): 499 vacation rentals
  • Heilbronn (ZNJ): 148 vacation rentals
  • Crailsheim (QEI): 84 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in BW?

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  • Museum Frieder Burda: 617 rentals
  • Europa-Park: 1,009 rentals
  • Lake Constance Promenade: 1,570 rentals
  • Heidelberg Castle: 510 rentals
  • Tübingen-Derendingen Station: 317 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around BW listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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