With a wealth of natural beauty, trekking routes, cycle tracks, and health spas to name but a few things to do, Bad Wildbad has something to offer all visitors. The picturesque town is a conglomerate of small villages nestled in a romantic pine-filled gorge on the banks of the Neckar River in Germany’s glorious Black Forest. As a result, the surrounding areas provide the ideal getaway for outdoorsmen in all seasons. Don’t miss the opportunity to take the funicular railway to the top for the Wildbader Sommerberg for jaw-dropping views, and of course, indulge all you like in medicinal spa treatments in between treks, shopping trips, traditional festivals, and a visit to the opera. It’s enough to take your breath away!
Location: Stunning surroundings in the Black Forest
Camped in the stunning surroundings of the Enztal Valley, Bad Wildbad is located in Baden-Wurttemberg the heart of the Black Forest. The closest major city is Stuttgart, approximately 68 km away, but is also within reaching distance of Baden Airport to the west and Strasbourg International airport in France.
Culture: A night at the opera
The majority of daytime activities in Bad Wildbad are outside the city, but the bars and restaurants come alive at night with a host of local dishes serving traditional German recipes sourced from the locality. The trout is a firm favourite with the locals. Going to the opera is another favourite pastime of the cultured residents, and there are regular shows at the concert hall, but the peace de la resistance is the annual ‘Rossini in Wildbad Festival.’ Held every July, the event features the Belcanto Opera performing works from Rossini and his contemporaries.
Activities: Something to do, regardless of the weather
Bad Wildbad is historically a spa town, and the traditions of health and well-being are kept alive by several excellent thermal spas. When you have finished being pampered and have recharged your batteries, you will be eager to take to the hills. With over forty kilometres of walking trails, there is no shortage of scenery to explore. The winter months often receive snow, but the well-kept trails are usually passable, although the best time to visit is between April and October, unless your specific purpose is to engage with the locals in some cross-country skiing in the Sommerberg Mountain. Cyclists are not short of options either, and for the more daring adventurer, why not try your hand at paragliding.