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7 days in Baden-Wurttemberg Itinerary
Stuttgart— 1 night
Drive: 1h 15min
Baden-Baden— 3 nights
Mannheim— 1 night
Fly: 17h 15min
Cradle of the Automobile
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, make a trip to Palace Square (Schlossplatz), then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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Washington DC, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Stuttgart, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: highs in Stuttgart hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.
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Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.Change things up with a short trip to Europa-Park in Rust (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.
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Getting from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Mannheim.
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Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Studentenkarzer, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), then trek along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), and finally take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke).
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You can take a train from Baden-Baden to Mannheim in an hour. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Mannheim are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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