Get out of everyday life
On the trail of joie de vivre
Urban pleasures are easy to find in SouthWest Germany. Museum collections range from world-class art to glamorous cars; the food scene caters to traditional and contemporary tastes, in cozy taverns and stylish restaurants; the region’s wines are known to connoisseurs; and the shopping includes specialist boutiques as well as international names. But part of the fun is doing what locals do – strolling in the parks, admiring centuries-old churches, checking out the markets and stopping at a café for coffee and cake. Best of all, most of the ancient streets in city and town centers are pedestrian-friendly.