Administratively, Baiersbronn consists of the following nine villages:
In its current form, Baiersbronn was created in the 1960s and 1970s by joining five municipalities. Its main industry is tourism.
Baiersbronn is famous as a centre of haute cuisine in Germany, having 8 Michelin stars in total. In 2007 Claus-Peter Lumpp, whose restaurant "Bareiss" is the second three-star eatery in the town of Baiersbronn earned his third Michelin star. Lumpp's neighbor Harald Wohlfahrt of "Schwarzwaldstube" had joined the three-star list in 1992. The final two stars are held by Jörg Sackmann at his restaurant "Schlossberg". According to an the New York Times dated April 2013 Baiersbronn has the same number of Michelin three-star restaurants as London and twice as many as Chicago. According to the New York Times, "Baiersbronn is now on its way to becoming recognized as the world’s most unexpected restaurant capital."