Baden-Württemberg is divided into four administrative districts: Stuttgart, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, and Tübingen. These administrative districts are further divided into 35 districts including Biberach, Bodensee, Calw, Freudenstadt, Heidenheim, Heilbronn, Rastatt, Ravensburg, Rottweil, and Waldshut, to name a few. Within the region, its independent cities include Baden-Baden, Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Karlsuhe, Mannheim, Pforzheim, Stuttgart, and Ulm. Baden-Württemberg is a state within the country of Germany that can be found towards the southwest, and east of the Upper Rhine. As the country’s third largest state in size and population, it is home to Stuttgart, the capital and largest city of the region, and also among Germany’s most important cities.
What to see & do
When within Baden-Württemberg, destinations include Heidelberg Castle, Wilhelma, Europa-Park, Castle Solitude, Landesmuseum Württember, Neue Staatsgalerie, Hohenzollern Castle, Porsche Museum Stuttgart, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and Ludwigsburg Palace, to name a few. Established in 1976, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart is an automobile museum just outside the Porsche Headquarters in Zuffenhausen. The new museum has a display area of around 5,600 square metres, with approximately 80 exhibits of rare Porsche cars over the years.
How to get around
When travelling within the region of Baden-Württemberg, some of its public transportation options include going by train and bus. The region provides superior rail service that even operates to and from remote areas. Some of the region’s rural villages are covered by the buses, which leave from the region’s main train stations within its larger towns and cities. Going by bus, the buses within Baden-Württemberg have frequent service towards the bigger cities. The service lessens frequency over the weekend, with only two to four bus connections in a day in the rural areas. There’s also the option of purchasing a Baden-Württemberg-Ticket, which provides all-day travel access on the regional trains in the categories S, RB, RE, and IRE. The regional trains can be taken within Bavaria, in addition to other neighboring cities such as Basel, Lindau, as well as Würzburg. The Baden-Württemberg-Ticket, which comes in five types, can also be used when getting on private trains, most local buses, and other transportation options within the city.
How to get there
Among the airports that serve Baden-Württemberg include Stuttgart Airport, Friedrichshafen Airport, and Baden Airpark. Stuttgart Airport is the international airport of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg. Located at 48.69 latitude and 9.221944 longitude, the airport serves as the hub for Germanwings, and the focus city for Air Berlin, Condor, SunExpress Deutschland, and TUIfly. Among its flights include scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations including Athens, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Hurghada, Paris, Belgrade, Münster, Osnabrück, Vienna, Bucharest, London, Antalya, Fuerteventura, Bologna, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Munich, Djerba, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Izmir, Zürich, Boa Vista, Lyon, and Barcelona, among others, via Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Cairo, Air France, Air Serbia, AIS Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways, Blue Air, British Airways, Condor, Czech Airlines, Eurolot, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Nouvelair, Onur Air, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines operated by Swiss Global Air Lines, TUIfly, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, and Vueling. The airport also operates seasonal and charter flights to numerous destinations such as Pristina, Heraklion, Dublin, Ibiza, Burgas, Tel Aviv, Burgas, Dalaman, Elazig, Dubrovnik, Tivat, Corfu, and Reykjavík-Keflavík, in addition to many.