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Destinations » Germany » Baden-Baden Travel Guide

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Beautifully situated at the foothills of the Black Forest, this elegant thermal spa resort and international cultural metropolis, Baden- Baden offers a wellness at the two thermal baths. Combine this with the many art and cultural pleasures, at the "Festspielhaus" - Europe's second largest opera and concert hall - and at the Museum Frieder Burda. Germany's oldest and according to Marlene Dietrich, "the most beautiful casino in the world," rounds off a perfect day in a playful manner.

The springs have been known for more than 2000 years and attracted the rich and famous. Known worldwide as the "World Spa Resort in the Black Forest" the exclusive oasis for spa, beauty and wellness is a paradise for those who cherish life's pleasures and wish to recharge their batteries. The casino is over 200 years old and was the inspiration for one of the more famous visitors, Dostoyevsky, to write 'The Gambler'. The city offers a backdrop of palatial villas, tree lined avenues and beautiful gardens.

Below you will find some excellent hotels in Baden-Baden that come personally recommended from Fred.\.

Potential travellers to Germany may also want to look at our Cologne city breaks and hotels in Dusseldorf.

Carcalla Spa
Carcalla Spa

 Possible Excursions

Get a first overview and find out everything about Baden-Badens rich history during a guided walking tour. Meet up with a guide every Sunday at 2pm at the Trinkhalle.

Visit the International Horse Races during the Spring Meeting (28/05 - 01/06/2014), the Grand Week (30/08-07/09/2014) and the Sales and Racing Festival (19-21/10/2014) where exciting races and fancy hats are the focus of a unique social and sporty spectacle.

© Baden-Baden Kur Tourismus GmbH
© Baden-Baden Kur Tourismus GmbH

 

Our Baden-Baden Hotel Recommendations

Steigenberger Europäischerhof 4*

Why we like it: The restaurant with its excellent views of the spa park. Location: Near to the Casino and just a few minutes from the main shopping area Features: Restaurant, Sauna, Lifts, Parking. Accommodation: 127 well-presented rooms en suite over 3 floors, TV, Minibar Why not upgrade to Business Class from Economy? Please call us for more information.
2 night package
from £449pp
Hotel Only
from £85pppn

Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden-Baden 3*

Why we like it: The swimming pool and beauty treatments. Location: Near to the Lichtentaler Allee and within walking distance of the casino. Features: 2 Restaurants, Bar, Beauty Salon, Hairdresser, Lift, Wellness area, Swimming pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Fitness room. Accommodation: 121 air conditioned comfortable rooms, en suite, Radio, Telephone, Sat-TV, Wireless, Minibar. Fred.\ Special: 3 for 2 nights 28.07 - 17.08.14
2 night package
from £439pp
Hotel Only
from £81pppn
All prices are guide prices in £ per person based on a weekend rate for two adults sharing a standard room with breakfast. They include flights from London to Frankfurt and 2nd class rail.

Population

Approx. 53,000

Country/State

Germany/Baden-Württemberg

Time Difference

+1 hr

Dial Code

+49 (Germany)

Currency

Euro € 

Nearest Airports

FKB Karlsruhe/ Baden-Baden (10 minutes to the city centre of Baden-Baden), Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Basel and Zurich

Pedestrian precinct

All the designer brands are sold on the main shopping streets, Lange Strasse and the pedestrian precinct of Sophienstrasse and Gernsbacher Strasse. Antique stores, jewellers and little shops selling exclusive arts and crafts can be found on the different small side streets.

Elegant boutiques, exclusives jewellers, premium antique stores and small shops with extraordinary presents and décors may be found in the historical colonnades in front of the famous 'Kurhaus'.

Old Town

The worth-seeing alleys in the old town make Baden-Baden to a wonderful shopping paradise.

Leo's

Leo's is located near Leopoldplatz and is a trendy and hugely popular bistro and wine bar.

Rathausglockl

This restaurant is located in a 16th century building and is rustic furnished. It offers various local Baden cuisine.

Café König

At the traditional Café König in Baden-Baden one finds delicious homemade cakes and chocolates.

Confiserie Rumpelmayer

The Confiserie Rumpelmayer is an exquisite and traditional confectionary along the arcades, offering fancy chocolates, truffles and the famous Baden-Baden chestnuts made of nougat and almond paste.

Brenners Park-Restaurant

One star Michelin with Chef Paul Stradner, elegant atmosphere with view to the famous parks and gardens "Lichtentaler Allee".

Le Jardin de France

Gourmet restaurant awarded with one Guide Michelin star. Elegant ambiance and a terrace in the courtyard.

Restaurant Kurhaus

Sophisticated dining with a beautiful view of the Kurpark Garden.

Restaurant Rizzi

The in-restaurant in town with a wonderful terrace. Mediterranean cuisine, exclusive wines - an elegant and hip gourmet restaurant.

Weinstube Baldreit

A very cosy wine tavern wit regional cuisine of Baden and a romantic terrace and courtyard.

Schneider's Restaurant und Weinstube

In the heart of the city, cosy tavern with Badenian cuisine.

Spielbank

The casino in Baden-Baden is the oldest in Germany and is definitely worth a visit. It has been a great favourite for countless people from all over the world for 200 years. "The most beautiful casino in the world" entices to try your luck at the roulette table

Friedrichsbad

This historic bath was build between 1869 and 1877 under the order of Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden.

Lichtentaler Allee

This park is one of the most famous in the world. It was designed as an English garden in 1850 and is visited by many tourists every year.

Stiftskirche

The Stiftskirche is located in the Old Town and is one of the top landmarks in Baden-Baden.

Museum Frieder Burda

Situated in the Lichtentaler Allee and in an outstanding building designed by Richar Meier. Works of art featured include Picasso and Pollock.

Thermal Spas

A great ambience for soothing relaxation in curative thermal water, guarantee the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad.

The Rebland

Baden-Baden Vineyards - Only six kilometres outside the city centre and an insider tip for the gourmet and connoisseur of good wines.

The Festspielhaus

Enjoy cultural pleasure at the Festspielhaus, Europe's second largest opera and concert hall, and experience an unforgettable night

Museum Frieder Burda

A visit at the Museum Frieder Burda, outstanding jewel splendiferous parks and gardens "Lichtentaler Allee" and built by Richard Meier

Lichtentaler Allee

Over 350 years old splendiferous park and gardens Lichtentaler Allee invites to a relaxing walk.

Festivals

Festivals throughout the whole year don't miss out on the outstanding festivals throughout the whole year from romantic philharmonic castle concerts to the International Vintage Car Meeting with chrome shining stars from bygone days.