Day trip destinations

Hotel Ritter Durbach makes a great base for a variety of day trips. Freiburg, Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Colmar, the ruins of the All Saints' Abbey and surrounding waterfalls, Lake Mummel, the Taubergießen nature reserve, the Vogtsbauernhof and Triberger waterfalls… Quite simply too many to list here!

Tell us what you're looking for and we'll help you organise the perfect day out. We'll happily provide you with all the necessary information on these and many other destinations.

To make your day even easier, we'll even provide you with a picnic basket full of gourmet goodies upon request. And if you really want travel in style: swap your ride for a charming classic car.

Charming, historical Freiburg

Runnels, alleyways and the cathedral

Freiburg has its own unique a way of life – and it's just an hour's drive from Hotel Ritter Durbach. Once you've experienced the historical old town on a bustling market day, you won't want to leave this small city in the tri-state-area.

Gothic architecture: One look at the stained-glass rosette flooded with light in the cathedral's west spire and you'll understand why the Freiburg Cathedral spire is known as the most beautiful Gothic spire in all of Christendom.

Runnels: Apart from the cathedral, this system of runnels, or small rivulets, are the city's most famous hallmark. Fed by the Dreisam river, these little waterways have been flowing through most of the streets in the old town since the middle ages. The runnels boast a combined length of over 9 km, are cleaned by special 'runnel cleaners' (a job that only exists in Freiburg) and are a delight for kids and adults alike. And if you should accidentally step into one of the runnels, legend has it that you are destined to always return to Freiburg, or to marry someone from Freiburg…

Great shopping: The variety of shops and goods on offer in the historical city centre have made Germany's southernmost major city a popular destination in the region.

Nature: Catch a cable car to the top of Freiburg's local mountain, Schauinsland, or take the mountain train up castle hill where you will enjoy a fantastic view of the lush city of Freiburg and the entire Rhine valley. It's also a great hill to climb if you prefer to stretch your legs.

Lively historical city centre, vibrant eco-friendly capital, hip and happening university city: let us help you discover the magic of Freiburg. Another attraction that's worth a visit is All Saints' Abbey –contact us for more details.

The European metropolis of Strasbourg

Stunning. Picturesque. Vibrant.

The Münsterplatz in Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe –
and is just 28 km from Hotel Ritter Durbach. The square is complimented by Strasbourg's major landmark, the Strasbourg Cathedral. Its famous west façade and the view from the 142 metre spire are particularly remarkable.

The Münsterplatz is bordered by numerous Fachwerk houses built in the Alemannic southern-German style, some of which are up to four or five storeys tall. And the largest, most impressive Fachwerk house lies directly on the Place de la Cathédrale, the Kammerzell House.

Take a stroll through the cute little alleyways around the cathedral. Petite France is particularly charming, with its numerous little nooks and crannies, old mills and charming bridges, quaint houses, lovingly maintained courtyards and wine taverns.

Hotel Ritter Durbach has all kinds of special tips for your visit to this fascinating city: for example, why not take a boat cruise along the Ill river and discover the historic city centre from the water? For the best shops in Strasbourg or neighbouring Colmar…

Contact us to find out more.


Sophisticated city of the arts

The internationally-renowned spa town and entertainment hub of Baden-Baden is just 45 km from Hotel Ritter Durbach. There's so much to see and do – where would you like to start?

  • With a cultural night out at the Festspielhaus: Germany's largest opera and concert hall plays host to a multitude of operas, ballets and classical concerts each season.

    For extra peace of mind: the Festspielhaus Express will take you from Offenburg directly to Baden-Baden for € 25 during all classical events.

  • Mineral spring for a sense of well-being: Visit the Caracalla thermal bathhouse, a place of special significance to Baden-Baden for over 2,000 years. Or the unique atmosphere of the Friedrichsbad, which boasts a 125-year-old bathing tradition.

  • Or maybe you'd prefer a flutter at the Belle Epoque Baden-Baden Casino, which was once described by Marlene Dietrich as "the most beautiful casino in the world." The Bénazet Hall of Baden-Baden's world-famous Kurhaus (combined spa complex and casino) also provides the most exquisite atmosphere in which to relax.

  • With a walk along Lichtentaler Allee: This 2.5 km promenade through a magnificent park and series of gardens in the city centre is stunning all year round.

  • With an inspiring visit to the Frieder Burda museum with its internationally-renowned collection of classic modern and contemporary art

  • With some shopping in designer stores, antique shops and jewellery boutiques around the gardens and pedestrian precinct: Baden-Baden has a vast number of exclusive shops concentrated in the city centre.

Contact us for more information and tips regarding Baden-Baden.