The name of the small low mountain range of volcanic origin probably derived from King Otto III. He held court near Sasbach in December 994. When Otto was later crowned emperor the „Chair of the King“ became „Kaiserstuhl“ („The chair of the emperor“). The name was first used in 1304.
Today, due to the Mediterranean climate, the Kaiserstuhl is known in Germany for its exquisite wine and the unique flora and fauna. Why don't you link some hiking with some wine tasting at one of the numerous vineyards?
By the way: Zum Roten Bären has been cooperating with the vineyard Burkheim for some decades now. For further information check: www.weingutbercher.de.