Scenic tourist routes

– an easy way to explore the region at your own pace

Baden Asparagus Trail

The 135-kilometre Gourmet Route (84 miles) runs from Schwetzingen via Bruchsal to Scherzheim and is a superb way to sample the culinary delights of this royal vegetable.

The first part, from Schwetzingen to Bruchsal, was inaugurated as the Baden Asparagus Trail – and thus the 21st tourist trail of Baden-Württemberg – in June 1994. It was extended a year later. Starting from Schwetzingen, the trail first runs along a main road, the L599, through Reilingen, and then on to Bruchsal, Karlsruhe, Rastatt and Scherzheim.
Along the route you may want to stop several times and enjoy some of the fields in blossom, asparagus fields, palaces, museums, gardens, parks and bathing lakes.

During the asparagus season (mid-April to 24 June) you can watch the asparagus pickers gathering the harvest. And of course you shouldn’t miss the culinary and cultural delights of the region’s asparagus festivals and restaurants with their special dishes based on freshly picked asparagus. Click here (21 KB) for a list of asparagus farms in Bruchsal and its surroundings.

Reilingen is the home of Förderkreis Spargelbau, the asparagus growers’ sponsorship society, and the parish also has an educational trail on asparagus and tobacco.
A clearly structured guide is available, and so are several information panels which merge nicely into the landscape at each of the asparagus fields. The fields reflect different ages and levels of cultivation, and the panels provide details about the history of asparagus, its different types and the required harvesting conditions.

The Baden Wine Route

ITo celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Baden Wine Route, it was extended in May 2014, so that it now leads straight through Bruchsal and the Kraichgau region, another winegrowing area in Baden.
This holiday route, which now has a length of over 500 km (300 miles), reaches from Badische Bergstrasse, via Kraichgau and Baden-Baden on the western edge of the northern Black Forest, through Ortenau and Breisgau, the Upper Rhine Valley and the delightful Markgräflerland, almost as far as Basel in the south. More about this experience of wine along the Gourmet Route can be found on the website.

The Kraichgau-Stromberg Wine Route

The Kraichgau-Stromberg Wine Route, which received its signage in 1995, is 355 km (221 miles) long, linking together 47 towns and villages. It is the only German wine route that leads through two wine-growing regions, Baden and Württemberg.
In the north it almost reaches Heidelberg, and in the south it goes as far as Vaihingen on the river Enz. In the east, at Bönnigheim, it stops a short distance from the river Neckar, and in the west, near Bruchsal, the river Rhine is almost within sight.
Further details can be found on the Kraichgau-Stromberg tourist information website.

Strasse der Demokratie (Road of Democracy)

Bruchsals Stationen der Demokratiebewegung.

The Strasse der Demokratie has run through Bruchsal since 2007, linking twelve historic towns and other points of interest from Frankfurt via Mainz to Lörrach. Numerous museums, architectural monuments and institutions can be found along this route in south-west Germany. They remind visitors of the country’s Freedom Movement and provide a good opportunity to explore its liberal democratic traditions.

Stations of the Democratic Movement in Bruchsal

Bertha Benz Memorial Route

This is a 194-kilometre (121-mile) memorial where you can trace the first long-distance automobile trip in the world, from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back. Around 120 years ago, in August 1888, Bertha Benz brought mobility to the world, and life on our planet would now be almost inconceivable without it. This trip to Pforzheim, which marked the beginning of the automobile and its success story, was probably the most successful marketing campaign of all times, resulting in almost a billion motorists in the world today.

The Bertha Benz Memorial Route connects all the original locations of this authentic route that was once taken by Bertha Benz. Read more
For a digital experience of the Bertha Benz Memorial Route go to:

The Waldkirchen Organ Route

The tradition of barrel organ production in south-west Germany reached its 200th anniversary in 2006. On 1 December 1806, in the Black Forest, Ignaz Blasius Bruder ventured out on a new project, as he proceeded from making musical clocks to creating barrel organs. In fact, he was the first person in Simonswald to manufacture this instrument on a commercial scale.

The station of this route in Bruchsal is the German Music Box Museum at the Palace.

Golfing in Bruchsal
Veteran Car Ride