Baden Wine Route
Discover a blessed landscape, a Garden of Eden. In addition to the Pinot Noir, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris and Riesling grape varieties, the region is also known for growing such quality vegetables as asparagus.
The unpretentious cuisine makes good use of these riches, with excellent recommendations on the menu using locally-sourced produce, whatever the season.
The Baden Wine Route takes you through the most important regions of the famous Baden wine-growing region, and straight through Lahr. Heading north out of Lahr on the Baden Wine Route takes you to the Ortenau Route, and on to Baden-Baden. To the south is the Breisgau Route to Freiburg. From there, it's just a short hop to the Tuniberg Route, which heads west.
The high point is the Kaiserstuhl Route to Breisach. And Freiburg is also a great prelude for the three more minor routes in the Markgräflerland: starting with the East Route, just on the southern side of Freiburg, on the B3. In Schliengen, this route meets up with the West Route, where it becomes the Main Route, which then ends in Weil am Rhein, shortly before the Swiss border. This region is home to Chasellas, a rare grape variety that is named after a village near Mâcon in France.
Distance: around 60 kilometres to Baden-Baden, and around 100 kilometres to Weil am Rhein
You can find more information about the Baden Wine Route at: www.badische-weinstrasse.de