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Freiburg im Breisgau — 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at University Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Adelhauser Kirche, then look for gifts at Souvenirshop Schwarzwaldmarie-Freiburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Freiburger Münster.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau online sightseeing planner.

Birmingham, UK to Freiburg im Breisgau is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Schiltach.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Schiltach — 1 night

Schiltach is a town in the district of Rottweil, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Schiltach attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Schiltach takes 1.5 hours. In January in Schiltach, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calw.
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Calw — 1 night

Calw is a town in the middle of Baden-Württemberg in the south of Germany, capital and largest town of the district Calw. For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Calw trip planner.

You can drive from Schiltach to Calw in 1.5 hours. January in Calw sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg — 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Heidelberg Tun, then admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg travel route planner.

Getting from Calw to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.