In and around “Wasenweiler”
– Hiking, cycling & exploring
Next to the house you will find a spacious parking area from where you can easily start your excursions (such as to nearby Alsace) and park your car safely at your return. Furthermore, there are under-roof storages for bicycles. Make use of the hostelry’s ideal location to explore the “Kaiserstuhl” region and the Rhine valley by bike. Therefore, you are welcome to rent one of our e-bikes. Start a trip in the Black Forest, to Switzerland or to nearby Alsace located in France. Your guest card allows you to use public transport for free, which is accessible directly on-site. Enjoy your stay at “Gasthaus zur Sonne”!
Nature reserve “Taubergießen”
The nature resereve of “Taubergießen” is located in the middle parts of the Upper Rhine Valley to the south of “Lahr”, between “Rheinhausen” in the district of “Emmendingen”, the municipality of “Rust” and “Kappel-Grafenhausen” in the “Ortenau”. Surrounded by marshes and dense riparian forests the nature reserve is one of the very few remaining “Rheinauen” landscapes in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The seasons make the mystical meadow landscape multifaceted and every single season offers a unique vegetation and animal word. Admire during spring the colourful flowering period and listen to the impressive concert of many different bird voices. Watch young birds flying above the water in the summertime and if you are lucky you will also see a kingfisher, a very shy and rarely seen animal type that has optimal living conditions in the nature reserve. In autumn the nature reserve shines in lively colours and in winter the landscape is calm and peaceful while nature rests.
You can also explore the nature reserve impressively by traditional punt. The “Rust” boaters are experienced guides to show you the untouched nature and will tell eventful stories about fishery, nature and the life that takes place around them. In this habitat shaped by the water live many endangered species. Find inspiration and discover with us the miracles of nature.
The jewel “Liliental Ihringen”
Experience one day in a botanical fairytale world. Let yourself be charmed and enjoy nature away from everyday life.
“Lilienthal” is a loess-covered volcanic mound near Freiburg in the upper Rhine valley located between “Ihringen” and “Wasenweiler” at the Southern edge of the “Kaiserstuhl” region. When you drive along the narrow road which is the only road that leads into the valley you will first of all see the house of a former estate manager. The house is known as “Kleines Schlössle” and is today’s guest house “Zur Lilie”. Right besides, you can enter the arboretum, a large area built in the style of an English Garden where many botanical rarities like a sequia wood and wild orchids grow.
Different hiking trails through woods and meadows offer room for relaxation. “Lilienthal’s” specific flora gives the valley an exotic character. The park can be visited at any time.
Go on a hiking tour into the valley, enjoy nature and get to know new tree and plant species.
Other excursion tips
Germany’s biggest theme park which is worth visiting during all seasons of the year and perfectly suitable for families. Over 100 attractions, shows and roller coasters.
Visit the sights in the old town to get a first impression of this historic city. You will become familiar with the city’s history and the famous creek that flows across the city.
“Breisach” is located close to Freiburg on the Upper Rhine and directly on the Franco-German border. Its international flair and the view from the “Münsterberg” is fantastic. From there you can look to the Black Forest and the Vosges and sometimes even the Alps.
Alsace‘s creative capital with a lively culture scene.
Capital of Alsatian wines and of an exclusive lifestyle! Indulge yourself a cultural side trip to the “Unterlinden” museum or drift away during a boat trip through the romantic old quarter Petite Venise.
European capital that combines picturesque charm with culture and art. Since 1988 the old town island “Grande Île” belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It is characterized by the lively atmosphere in the pretty paved alleys and the “Liebfrauenmünster” cathedral’s artful stonemasonry works made out of pink sandstone.
The Alsace wine route
Blooming villages, excellent growing regions, slightly undulating vineyards, wine cellars storing a unique variety of “Grands Crus”, medieval towns and passionate winemakers.