The smalest cosmopolitan city
Beautifully located at the foothills of the Black Forest, this elegant spa and casino town and international metropolis of art and culture charms visitors from around the world. With its Mediterranean flair and exclusive lifestyle, Baden-Baden is a paradise for everyone who enjoys the finer things in life.
Spa, Beauty Treatments, Wellness
2,000 years ago the Romans discovered the healing properties of the 12 thermal springs in Baden-Baden and thereupon built the first thermal baths here. Today the healing thermal waters flow into the modern Caracalla Spa, which has plenty of room for healthy relaxation, with over 4,000 square metres of space. The historic "Friedrichsbad" offers an exclusive spa experience since 135 years, bringing together the culture of Roman baths and Irish tradition. Additionally Baden-Baden is also home to many spa and wellness hotels offering a wide variety of exclusive, individually tailored treatments.
Art & Culture
The "Festspielhaus", Germany’s largest opera and concert hall, is a cultural treat with international reputation. It is famed for its unique acoustics and the top events that it hosts all year round.
The Museum Frieder Burda, built by New York star architect, Richard Meier, is the jewel in the crown at the heart of "Lichtentaler Allee", a splendid area of parks and gardens. The Staatliche Kunsthalle, which is linked to the Museum Frieder Burda by a glass bridge, shows international contemporary art. It is an excellent place to take in the visual arts, from the avant-garde to the present.
The Fabergé Museum – the first and only museum of its kind in the world – shows with over 700 exhibits the wide range of work by Carl Fabergé whose Fabergé eggs acquire worldwide recognition.
The traditional Kurhaus Baden-Baden is still the social hub of the town, hosting glamorous balls and stylish events throughout the year. Formerly known as the "Konservationshaus", it also houses the world-famous Casino Baden-Baden, dubbed the "most beautiful casino in the world" by Marlene Dietrich, which invites visitors from around the world to try their luck at classic games like roulette, blackjack, or poker.
"The most beautiful casino in the world"
Festivals & Events
Baden-Baden offers top-notch events all year round, including exciting international horse races, the international vintage car festival in the Kurgarten, romantic orchestral castle concerts in the local wine region, called "Rebland", and the traditional Christmas market at the end of the year. All the numerous events are embedded in Baden-Baden’s one of a kind atmosphere of the historic and picturesque atmosphere
Shopping at its Best & Culinary Treats
Shooping in Baden-Baden is an experience of its own. Exclusive shopping with a stylish ambience at boutiques in the town centre, and charming little shops at the Kurhaus colonnade characterize the range. "Chocoholics" will be in heaven when they go to the traditional Confiserie Rumpelmayer and drink in the tradition at the "Café König“ coffee house. Gourmets can enjoy fine local cuisine and international delicacies at many restaurants in the town centre that have been awarded stars and chef’s hats. A hot tip for connoisseurs is the "Rebland", the local wine region of Baden-Baden, with its delightful sun-drenched countryside, south-west of Baden-Baden.
In the Heart of Nature
The "Lichtentaler Allee" parks and gardens are a work of art crafted from trees, streams and flowers, opulently decorated with beautiful monuments from the Belle Epoque. Nature-lovers can also enjoy fascinating views and splendid walking paths on the Merkur Mountain, which towers over Baden-Baden reaching a height of 668 metres.