German Tuscany

While you are staying here, you will quickly find that the Markgräfler Land thoroughly deserves its name “German Tuscany”. As the warmest region in Germany, the weather here is always a bit better than everywhere else. The Markgräfler Land and its inhabitants are also known for their lifestyle and zest for life.

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Take a hike or cycle tour to discover the lush, green scenery interspersed with vineyards, woods and lots of pretty towns and villages. Flowers bloom throughout the Markgräfler Land in spring, especially in the gardens of the houses, which are often painted in bright colours. The best way to immerse yourself in this wonderful atmosphere is to walk or cycle through the vineyards, in one of the many small towns or along the Old Rhine.


From our campsite, you can reach the Rhine in less than 10 minutes by bike or about 30 minutes on foot. Divided into the canal and the Old Rhine, the Rhine is both economically significant and a major draw for tourists.

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The Old Rhine has preserved a lot of its original charm, and invites cyclists in particular to explore the banks extensively in the direction of Basel or Breisach. Here you can also discover the Rhine’s wild side by taking an exciting canoe trip. However, after a few minutes, you can also discover the Rhine canal on a boat trip. We especially recommend a combined boat and steam train trip from Germany to Alsace and back.


Our home town, Neuenburg am Rhein, is an old Zähringian city. Founded in 1175, it was granted the status of Free Imperial City in 1219. During the 16th century, Rhine flooding destroyed half of the city and washed away the great cathedral. These days, Neuenburg is a modern town in which Germans, French and Swiss live, work and shop.

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We also recommend a visit to Breisach, for example to enjoy a trip on the Rhine canal or to visit Europe’s biggest winegrowers’ cooperative. Müllheim, which nestles among the vineyards, is just 10 minutes from Neuenburg; it is also easily reached by bike and is a great place to go shopping and enjoy a meal. Wellness fans will love a visit to one of the nearby thermal baths. If you spend the night with us, you will not have to pay spa tax yet will never be more than 15 minutes away from the spa facilities. Anyone who loves medieval history should pay a visit to Staufen. Renowned not only for its schnapps distillery, Staufen is also home to a beautiful ruined castle which can be visited.

If you visit the famous pretzel town of Kandern, we suggest you take a trip with the “Chanderlibahn”, a historic steam locomotive.


In the Markgräfler Land, you will find a lot of small towns, each with its own history and tradition and all highly recommended destinations. In summer, for example, you can visit the ruins of Rötteln castle in Lörrach and afterwards pay a visit to the beer garden; in July, you can applaud the world premieres at the song festival.

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In the Faust town of Staufen, you can stop at “Löwen”, the house in which Dr. Faust was “snatched away by the devil”, in Breisach you can visit Europe’s biggest winemakers’ cooperative; there are many small villages where you can pamper your palate in one of the traditional seasonal wine taverns, or you find out more about our exquisite Markgräfler wine on a vineyard tour.