Embark on a culinary adventure in Baiersbronn, a fairytale village set in the Black Forest. It’s a hub for haute cuisine and boasts multiple Michelin-starred restaurants. Beyond fine dining, you can explore forested trails and discover the village’s connection to a famous fairy tale author.
Things to do in Baiersbronn
Use Baiersbronn as a launchpad to explore Nationalpark Schwarzwald. The park protects a wonderland of ancient coniferous forests, glacier-carved lakes and heather-strewn moors. A mix of hiking trails, cycling routes and family-friendly discovery paths make it easy to explore the park. Pick up a map from the visitor centre or join a guided tour.
At 760 metres above sea level, Rinkenkopf is the tallest mountain in the area. Hike to the summit to explore the ancient hillfort and enjoy sensational views over the Black Forest. Some trails pass rustic alpine huts where you can enjoy hearty meals. Fill up on soup, fresh-baked bread and a glass of beer before hitting the trail. The Lothar Path is another fantastic local hike. Follow the wooden boardwalk through Schliffkopf Nature Reserve to scenic lookouts and observation decks.
Baiersbronn is a bastion for fine-dining restaurants and boasts several establishments with multiple Michelin stars. Locally sourced ingredients are front and centre. Expect to see everything from grass-fed beef and truffles-foraged truffles to mountain berries and organic honey on menus. Cooking classes put you in the hot seat, where you can get behind the stove and learn how to master signature dishes.
Learn about the legacy of a famous German author at Hauff's Fairy Tale Museum. The museum celebrates the works of Wilhelm Hauff, who wrote several famous fairy tales. View original manuscripts and flick through beautifully illustrated storybooks in the reading area.
Getting around Baiersbronn
Baiersbronn is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is in Baden-Württemberg, a two-hour drive from Stuttgart. Trains run between Stuttgart and Freudenstadt in 1.5 hours. From here, it’s a 30-minute drive to Baiersbronn. Stuttgart Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.