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Baden Baden & Heidelberg From Strasbourg (Day Trips?)

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Baden Baden & Heidelberg From Strasbourg (Day Trips?)

Weighing moving too many times vs. actually staying in the beautiful places we're visiting. We're going to be in Colmar/Strasbourg in December of this year for about 12 days. Besides beautiful scenery and wineries and Christmas markets in both Colmar and Strasbourg, we'd like to venture into Germany and see Baden Baden, Frieburg, and maybe Heidelberg (time allowing).

1) What is the best way to get to each of those places? Would trains be easier or renting a car?

2) Is there such a thing as day trips to Heidelberg from the hotels in Strasbourg?

So far, we are splitting our time between a Hilton property in Strasbourg and a quaint B&B in Eguishem.

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1. Re: Baden Baden & Heidelberg From Strasbourg (Day Trips?)

From Strasbourg, no problem to go to Colmar, Freiburg, Baden-Baden and Heidelberg by train. In fact, in these cities a car will be rather a hindrance as the inner cities are pedestrianized. Freiburg and Heidelberg require also an environmental sticker to drive in large areas of the city.

For Colmar, trains are direct (30 minutes), for Freiburg and Baden-Baden you have to change once (total travel time 1-1,5 hours), for Heidelberg between 1 and 3 changes (total travel time 1,5-2,5 hours).

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2. Re: Baden Baden & Heidelberg From Strasbourg (Day Trips?)

Thank you so much! We are looking forward to the visit to this area. The plan is to stay at the Hilton property for part of the time (in Strasbourg) and then either a B&B in Colmar or a place in Baden Baden. We appreciate your helpful advice.

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