"After 10 minutes you forget time, after 20 minutes the world" ( Mark Twain)
For over 140 years, the beautiful Friedrichsbad has been one of Baden-Baden's landmarks. The building, built in Renaissance style, was considered the most modern bathhouse in Europe when it opened in 1877 and has lost none of its charm and atmosphere ever since. Already the entrance hall and the stairway to the Friedrichsbad give an idea of the extraordinary bathing experience to come. Between impressive shower fittings, hand-painted majolica tiles and the splendid domed hall, the historic bath house provides an unforgettable insight into centuries-old bathing traditions.
Situated at the foot of the Altstadt, a combination of Roman and Irish bathing traditions have been enjoyed here for the past 140 years. And it’s not simply the baths that work wonders. Even the elaborate frescoes, that decorate the awe-inspiring central dome, provide a sensory treat for body and soul.
Let yourself be spellbound by the charm of the Friedrichsbad and revel in an atmosphere that has, for so many visitors, been a magical source of inspiration. The view of the artistic frescos at the heart of the spa, on the round dome above the Roman/Irish baths, is a tonic for body and soul. When it was opened in 1877, this temple to well-being was among the most modern baths in Europe, and it is still as captivating as ever.
Experience sheer bathing bliss in an invigorating 17 step ritual. The changing temperatures and varying baths, with their precious thermal waters, guarantee a feeling of total relaxation. Make sure you opt for the soap & brush massage. It’s well worth it! After, you’ll feel like a new pin! Even the famous American novelist, Mark Twain, described his experience here in a letter to a friend: “Here at the Friedrichsbad you lose track of time within 10 minutes and track of the world within 20....”