The Baden Wine Route is a tourist route in southwest Germany. It was launched in 1954 and runs about 500 km along the eastern edge of the Upper Rhine from Laudenbach to Weil am Rhein near the Swiss border.
It runs through the wine-growing areas of Badische Bergstrasse, Kraichgau, Ortenau, Kaiserstuhl, Tuniberg, Breisgau and Markgräflerland of the Baden wine-growing area, which is the third largest German wine-growing area with a vineyard area of 15,906 hectares (as of 2008).
In the Ortenau and in the Breisgau, the route has a single line with a few detours. In the Kaiserstuhl and Tuniberg areas, the Badische Weinstrasse expands into a whole network of alternative routes. There are two parallel routes in the Markgräflerland.
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary in 2014, the Badische Weinstrasse was expanded to include the Badische Bergstrasse and Kraichgau regions, which also belong to the Baden wine-growing region. The Baden Wine Route has thus reached its northernmost extent. In the area of the Badische Bergstrasse in the Rhine-Neckar region, it meets three other German wine-growing regions: Hessische Bergstrasse, Pfalz and Rheinhessen.
The signage of the Baden Wine Route shows a logo designed by the Baden Wine Growing Association and notes the wine-growing area in which you are currently.
The Bodensee and Tauberfranken wine-growing areas, which are also part of the Baden wine-growing region, have not yet been developed by the Baden Wine Route. (Source: Wikipedia)