Surrounding area of Baden-Baden,
Discover one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.
The beautiful countryside of the Black Forest and the Rebland (wine country) invite you to go on unforgettable tours of discovery..
Black Forest high street
The famous Panoramastraβe from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt (B 500) is the oldest, most well-known and most beautiful tourist road in the Black Forest, at over 60km long. The street was already well-known in 1930 and has lost none of its charm since then. It runs at a height of between 600m and 1164m and offer the visitor magical views over the Black Forest, the Rhine plain and over to the Vosges mountains. In addition there are numerous tourist highlights like Lake Mummelsee, the Lotharpfad trail or the Wildnispfad trail towards Bühlerhöhe. In winter the route is particularly popular with skiers. Snow is practically guaranteed due to the altitude. Numerous ski lifts and the link with the skiing routes of the North Black Forest offer something for everyone.
Homepage of the Black Forest high street: www.schwarzwaldhochstrasse.de
Distance of the B 500 from the Hotel MERKUR: 700 m
You can reach the 668m Merkur (or Great Staufenberg) mountain, Baden-Baden's local mountain, quite comfortably using one of the steepest and most modern funicular railways in Europe. You can effortlessly climb a distance of 1200m on gradients of between 23% and 54%m and easily triumph, in less than 5 minutes, over an altitude difference of 370m. A lift in the Merkur Tower will take you at no charge to the 23m high viewing platform, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view over Baden-Baden, the Murg valley, the Rhein plain and the Vosges mountains. Afterwards there is a charming green to relax on, a barbecue and play spot, a nature reserve or you can wander alongany of the many marked paths.
You can reach the base station of the railway in 13 minutes from the Hotel MERKUR with bus line 204.
Distance of Merkur mountain railway base station to the Hotel MERKUR : 1.7k
The Battert mountains (563m) lie north of Baden-Baden and can be reached from the Old Castle Hohenbaden. The Battert mountains are a popular destination for walkers and climbers. Rock climbing is possible all year round on the mountains and is equally suitable for beginners and more experienced climbers. The climbing area is one of the finest in Germany and offers climbing routes in almost all difficulty grades. Climbing courses for children, teenagers and adults are available.
Distance from the Hotel MERKUR: 2 km
Alt Eberstein castle ruins
Where once the Duke of Eberstein and later the Margrave of Baden lived, today there is a romantic little spot in the mountain café waiting for you. You will be completely enchanted by the extraordinary view from the tower over to Baden-Baden and the Rhine plain.
Distance from the Hotel MERKUR: 3.5 km
The former knights' castle Yburg in the Varnhalt area of Baden-Baden was built in 1200 and has an eventful and mysterious history. In later years it was nearly destroyed three times because the owners were robber barons. The castle was hit by lightning several times and damaged. Most recently part of the East Tower fell down after being hit by lightning. Between the remaining walls of the ruins you can still see the tower. Treat yourself to an extraordinary view over the Black Forest, the Rhine plain,over to the gentle wine orchards and let your gaze sweep softly to the beautiful wine country and, on a clear day, right across to France.
Distance from the Hotel MERKUR: 3.5 km
Rebland, a synonym for the pure enjoyment of wine: a lovely, sun-drenched wine area south-west of Baden-Baden with beautiful views over the Rhine plain and the Black Forest. The three Rebland areas Steinbach mit Umweg, Varnhalt and the so-called relaxation resort Neuweier lie around six kilometres from Baden-Baden's town centre and the Hotel MERKUR.
Distance from the Hotel MERKUR: 6 km