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Germany's 16 states: Baden-Württemberg

The Black Forest, first-rate cuisine and Lake Constance attract many tourists to Baden-Württemberg.

This state in south-western Germany is known worldwide, especially for the Black Forest. In fact, the "Ländle," or "little land," as the locals affectionately call it, has much more to offer: culture in the state capital Stuttgart, romanticism in Heidelberg and, with more than 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, one of Germany's finest cuisine. 

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Travel tips for Baden-Württemberg

Black Forest: A magnet for tourists

No other region in Baden-Württemberg attracts more tourists: the Black Forest stretches from Lake Titisee to the Feldberg, the state's highest mountain. The distinctive Bollenhut hats, with their wide brims and pompoms, and cuckoo clocks are well-known symbols associated with it. Nicole Frölich, who hosts our TV travel show, Check-in, says the snow-covered countryside in winter is especially appealing. 

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Black Forest - a paradise for winter sports

Stuttgart: State capital

Lukas Stege, who  hosts our TV travel show, Check-in, explored Baden-Württemberg's state capital in the summer – both the valley and the surrounding hills.  He tasted the regional wine and tried his hand at motor racing.

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Stuttgart: Wine, cars and hills

A trip to Hohenzollern Castle

Film backdrop, travel destination and ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern: the castle that sits atop the Zollerberg in the Swabian Alb is like something out of a medieval fairy tale.

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Hohenzollern Castle

Lake dwellings in Unteruhldingen: UNESCO World Heritage site

On Lake Constance, where Baden-Württemberg borders on Austria and Switzerland, a UNESCO World Heritage site awaits visitors -  with replicas of prehistoric stilt houses from the Stone and Bronze Ages.

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Lake Constance, with its crystal-clear water and its islands with their palm trees, attracts many visitors every summer. The island of Mainau with its lush flowers and the Monastic Island of Reichenau, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are well-known day-trip destinations.

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