Excursion destinations around Bad Säckingen
The magical Rhine town of Bad Säckingen already has plenty to offer in terms of sightd and experiences…and once the discovery tour through the trumpeter’s town is concluded, this is clearly not the final destination!
Thanks to the ideal and particularly convenient location of Bad Säckingen in the tri-border region – neighbouring Switzerland and French Alsace are only a stone’s through away – at the foot of the gorgeous Southern Black Forest, terrific and well-known destinations can be reached quickly!
You can reach the destinations by bus and train free of charge thanks to the Bad Säckingen Konus-guest card.
We have collected and summarised the most beautiful, stunning, and eventful destinations around Bad Säckingen in the following – enjoy discovering and exploring them!
Cathedral of St Blasien
The cityscape of the climatic spa and Kneipp cure town of St Blasien is marked by the stunning Cathedral of St Blaise. With a dome diameter of 36 metres the cathedral in St Blasien is considered the third largest domed church in Europe. Musicians and audiences cherish the breath-taking acoustics within the walls – it is not without reason that the annual popular international cathedral concerts is held here in July and August and always offer the audience a splendid experience.
Explore St. Blasien: www.stblasien.de
There is hardly a visitor who will not be delighted by Freiburg’s historic part of town, the charming and lively centre of the Black Forest city with a southern flair and Baden hospiality. In this university city you should not only marvel at the landmark of the city, the Gothic Freiburg Minster, but also behold the ‘historic department store’ in the historic part of town – a definite eye-catcher!
A visit to the Freiburg city theatre or simply strolling through the city along the ‘Bächle’ (stream through the streets of the historic city centre) are absolutely recommended. But beware: whoever accidentally steps into the ‘Bächle’, according to local custom, must wed a resident of Freiburg!
Explore Freiburg: visit.freiburg.de
Europa Park Rust
The Europa-Park is Germany’s largest theme and amusement park and following Disneyland Paris it is the theme park with the second highest number of visitors in Europe. Fun for the entire family is guaranteed here all year round! Always impressively decorated with plenty of attention to detail, the Europa-Park Rust offers numerous rollercoasters for adrenaline junkies and smaller rides and attractions for the youngest as well as enchanting live shows and various performances so that a visit will turn into an experience for all generations. Since the park has been growing and offering more events year after year, countless theme hotels at the park offer extraordinary and unique accommodation before continuing to discover the Europa-Park the next day.
Explore the Europa Park: www.europapark.de
The Laguna Waterpark in Weil am Rhein was elaborately renovated with a lot of dedication and now offers a leisure and adventure waterpark of high standard, which has made a name for itself among the German waterparks. With a wave pool, a 25m sports pool, an adventure pool, a children’s paddling pool and the all-weather outdoor pool, every mermaid and merman will find something to enjoy. A white-water ride and the 100m long Black Hole slide provide the extra thrill for anyone brave enough to give it a try! The Four Seasons Sauna Parc, the Beauty & Relax Oasis, and the Fitness World complement what the Waterpark has to offer and allow for a perfect break.
Explore the Laguna Waterpark: www.laguna-badeland.de
A charming and unique ‘country town’ and above all the most Alsatian town in the beautiful Alsace! The familiar atmosphere which this city creates delights its visitors. Traditional houses, its numerous channels and alleys decorated with flowers, a compelling gastronomic variety with selected wines from the neighbouring vineyards and the first-class hotels make Colmar to what the picturesque Alsace is known for – it is all about congeniality and hospitality here! Discover Colmar during an exciting tour through a thousand years of European history with a rich cultural heritage which is considered one of the best-preserved.
Explore Colmar: www.tourisme-colmar.com
The Baroque castle, surrounded by a sea of colourful flowers and exotic plants, in addition to the fragrance of orchids and citrus fruits – Mainau Island in Lake Constance offers an enchanting experience. Tulips in the spring, roses in the summer and dahlias in autumn – apart from the seasonal flower highlights Mainau Island offers visitors a number of attractions and nature experiences on Lake Constance. And numerous island restaurants, cafés and snack-bars will ensure your culinary well-being.
Explore Mainau Island: www.mainau.de
The Rhine Falls (Switzerland)
The Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen in Switzerland offer visitors a natural highlight in close proximity to Lake Constance and the stunning, impressive spectacle of the largest waterfall in Europe. Every year, the largest European waterfall with the most water, 23m high and 150m wide, attracts thousands of visitors, who can enjoy a fascinating view of the roaring waster masses between the cliffs from several platforms. Wörth Castle offers another vantage point, situated on an island in the Rhine River. Short and long boat tours are offered at the Rhine Falls as well as trips to Laufen Castle on the other side of the Rhine River. One can experience the cascading water masses up close on one of these roundtrips or crossings.
Explore the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen: www.rheinfall.ch
Gloriously located on Lake Zurich, the cityscape is marked by the two striking towers of the great minster. Whether during a guided tour through the historic city centre, a visit of the great minster or a stroll on one’s own through the trendy district of Zurich West: Zurich’s sights can be explored in many different ways. Whether for culturally interested, families, city explorers or groups – this pulsating, interesting city has something in store for everyone.
Explore Zurich: www.zuerich.com
The city of Lucerne in the Swiss Canton bearing the same name is definitely one of the recommendable destinations worth visiting when going for an excursion starting in Bad Säckingen. The diversity of the exciting region of Lucerne-Lake Lucerne thrills its visitors, for Lucerne unites city, lake, and mountains! Lucerne’s landmark, the water tower, proudly rises against the backdrop of the snow-covered Rigi – also known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’. Lucerne’s landmark, the water tower, proudly rises against the backdrop of the snow-covered Rigi – also known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’. While Bad Säckingen is home to the longest roofed wooden bridge in Europe, visitors can behold the Kapellbrücke (‘Chapel Bridge’) in Lucerne, which is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe.
Explore Lucerne: www.luzern.com
There are many reasons to visit Basel: This city is so diverse, multi-faceted and filled with contrast, making an excursion here an absolute must. Pretty much everyone will get their money’s worth here: Art lovers will find a wide spectrum of various museums; the beautiful historic city centre and the countless shops and boutiques will place a smile on the faces of city strollers and shopping queens; night revellers, open-air and culture fans are offered a great selection of terrific events around the year, so that there is no chance of boredom during any season throughout the year. Boat trips along the Rhine River, the musical theatre, the large zoo and numerous other attractions are all waiting to be discovered in this cultural metropolis!
Recommendation: The Museum-PASS-Musée will grant you free access to plenty of Basel and other museums! The Museum-PASS-Musée will grant you free access to plenty of Basel and other museums!
Explore Basel: www.basel.com
The highest peak and landmark of the Black Forest: the Feldberg with a height of 1493 metres belongs to the climatic spa Feldberg. Nature lovers can enjoy idyllic paths and spectacular panoramic views with breath-taking views all around the Feldberg. A recommendable starting point of one of the most beautiful tours through the mountain hiking area in the summer is the summit station of the Feldberg train at 1450 metres. However, the Feldberg is not just an enchantingly beautiful destination during the summer. A visit during the cold season is also well worth it – but then you should come with skis or a snowboard underneath your feet!
Explore the Feldberg: www.hochschwarzwald.de/Feldberg
The stunningly located Titisee lake with its lake road is without a doubt a scenic highlight whose crystal-clear water annually attracts thousands of bathers to the town of the same name. The typical Upper Black Forest – you will find it at Titisee lake. A boat tour through the shade of the woody mountains is just as much a part of the obligator programme as buying typical souvenirs such as a cuckoo clock or Black Forest ham, offered by typical Black Forest shops. Taking a tour once around the lake, however, allows active travellers to experience only a small part of the sports on offer in Titisee-Neustadt: The Black Forest Waterpark, the Hochfirst Ski Jump as largest natural ski jump in Germany, the snowy mountain ski lifts in Waldau or climbing in the Action Forest are only a few of the countless possibilities of how to plan your stay in this climate spa.
Explore Titisee lake: www.hochschwarzwald.de/Titisee