Area & Culture
Variety and contrasts in the tri-border region

Markgräflerland – For more than just a blink of an eye!
Immerse into a region characterised by vineyards, meadows and valleys.

A magnificent, colourful landscape, full of nature’s fruits and sun-kissed is waiting for you. Many cultural monuments, cosy places, long-established villages and small towns are to be discovered.
A region popular already with the Romans for it’s hot springs and southern climate, exuding a sense of well-being. A stretch of land that has been hosting writers and painters, buoyant holidaymakers and savourers all along. There is so much to experience… a region for more than just a blink of an eye…
Markgräflerland – a small paradise in the southern part of the Black Forest: Sun-kissed vineyards, lush meadows and idyllic wine villages offer various possibilities to hike, cycle and enjoy.


A stroll through the old town with the famous Bächle. Culture at the Münster (cathedral): Augustinian museum, nature museum, museum for modern art, Freiburg’s theatre, concert hall …

Whoever knows the Black Forest, knows it’s appeal: Pristine, full of contrast, relaxing, while the landscape, the people and the offers are challenging.

Black Forest girl, Black Forest house, Black Forest cake, Black Forest ham, Black Forest hat or the cuckoo clock are worldwide symbolic for a fairy tale holiday in Germany’s nicest corner.

More than 70 peaks above 1,000 m altitude make this holiday region the scenically most diverse one in Germany. The constant change between mountain and valley is climatically an advantage: Most of Germany’s climatic health resorts are located in the southwest. Hikers and Nordic walkers enjoy the expansive views of the Black Forest mountains in the summer. The winter presents a winter wonder hiking world in many places to ambitious skiers, hikers, snowboarders, snowkiters and friends of snow shoe hiking. Meadows, vineyards, vast valleys, high mountains and forested mountain’s crests – from spring to autum, the Black Forest is particularly popular with hikers, cyclists and mountain cyclists, „car“hikers and motorcyclists who enjoy curves.

History of a region: the farmhouse museum Schniederlihof and the Black Forest ski museum Hungerhof in Hinterzarten, the Schauinsland cable car climb to 1,284 m, passing by bent beeches, a result of natural force. Insight into the inside at the mine museum. View from the Schauinsland tower over the Feldberg and the Vosges mountains.

The fertile Rhine valley and the wine region Markgräflerland, the Kaiserstuhl and Tuniberg are also part of the tourist area.

Basel – city of music and museums. Stopover at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil on the Rhine (Germany) and the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland). Or cross the Rhine and travel to Alsace: Mulhouse, Colmar and Strasbourg invite to stroll and shop.

Neighbouring Germany, the smallest part of France can easily be reached by car or train.

„Variety“ is the keyword describing the touristic offers best, which attract around 11 million visitors yearly. Hiking across the vineyards or the Vosges mountains, mountain biking, cycling across the alsatian plain, fun climbing in the treetops in one of the many adventure parks, postcard idyll in small, medieval villages, modern architecture and exciting museums in the cities!

Park der Sinne (park of the senses), Badenweiler

Discover your own relationship with the world of the senses anew in a beautiful landscape park.

Staudengärtnerei (perennial nursery) Countess von Zeppelin, Laufen – More Informations »
Centre of horticulture with coffe of lilies

Das Glashaus (greenhouse), Laufen – More Informations »
Atelier, exhibition and cafe

Kantertalbahn, Kandern-Haltingen, Laufen – More Informations »
Historic steam train

Landhaus (country house) near Hertingen – More Informations »
The English Garden of the Markgräflerland

Black Forest house 1902, Münstertal – More Informations »

Bergwelt Museumsbergwerk (alpine world mine museum) Schauinsland – More Informations »
Experience 800 years of mining history up close in the biggest silver mine of southern Germany.

Visitor’s mine Finstergrun, Wieden – More Informations »

Ruin of castle Baden, Badenweiler – More Informations »

Ruin of castle Neuenfels, Britzingen – More Informations »

Ruin of castle Sausenburg, Kandern – More Informations »

Palace Bürgeln, Schliengen – More Informations »

Maltese palace Heitersheim – More Informations »

Water palace Entenstein, Schliengen – More Informations »

Museum Markgräfler at the Blankenhorn-Palais, Müllheim – More Informations »

Museum of wine etiquette Müllheim, Zunzingen – More Informations »

Ruins of the Roman bath, Badenweiler

Museum of literacy »Tschechow-Salon«, Badenweiler – More Informations »

Museum of ceramics Staufen

Museum of mining, Sulzburg

Römermuseum »Villa Urbana«, Heitersheim

Museum of local history and ceramics Kandern – More Informations »

Museum of baths and local history of the Upper Rhine, Bad Bellingen – More Informations »

Vitra Design museum, Weil on the Rhine – More Informations »

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel | Switzerland – More Informations »

Open-air museum of the Black Forest Vogtsbauernhof – More Informations »

Schlumpfmuseum (museum of automobiles), Mulhouse | France – More Informations »

Europapark Rust, Germany’s biggest theme park, Rust – More Informations »

Bird park Wiesental, Steinen-Hofen – More Informations »

Ecomusée d’Alsace, Ungersheim | France – More Informations »

Additional online information about the region „The Black Forest“:
Portal “Ferien im Schwarzwald”