Baden-Baden is an oasis for arts and culture and a great destination for wellness, golfing and culinary treat's.Baden-Baden is home to Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall, the Festspielhaus. The 2,500-seat festival hall hosts international opera, ballet and concerts. Known for its great acoustics, the festival hall features performances from world-renowned artists including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Ballet, or the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
In addition to the Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden has several museums that are worth a visit. The Museum Frieder Burda displays selected masterpieces of the Classical Modernism in changing exhibitions. The museum was built by New York star architect Richard Meier and is a must-see for guests who enjoy art and extraordinary architecture. Another interesting museum in Baden-Baden is the Fabergé Museum. It is the first museum worldwide dedicated to the life’s work of Carl Peter Fabergé. The more than 700 masterpieces displayed in the museum include famous imperial Easter eggs made for the Tsar’s family, luxurious pieces of jewellery and other selected creations of the Russian jeweller.
Apart from its diverse cultural offering, Baden-Baden is also an ideal destination for people seeking wellness and relaxation. The city’s two thermal baths offer exclusive wellness pleasure. The modern Caracalla Spa, with more than 43,000 sq. ft. of bathing and wellness space, creates an exceptional ambiance for soothing relaxation in thermal water. The historic Friedrichsbad, looking back on 140 years of bathing history, combines traditional Roman bathing culture with the habits of Irish hot-air bathing. The circuit of 17 stations with changing temperatures has a regenerative effect on body and soul. Furthermore, Baden-Baden is home to a variety of spa- and wellness hotels offering exquisite spa- as well as medical treatments.
Often referred to the green city of short distances, because all attractions and hotels are within walking distance, Baden-Baden is not only an exclusive spa and cultural destination, but also an oasis for dining, shopping and outdoor activities. For food lovers the town has a vast selection of options to choose from. Its restaurant scene ranges from Michelin-starred restaurants, like the Brenners Park-Restaurant and the restaurant Le Jardin de France, to cosy little taverns, offering both international and traditional Badian cuisine.
"Baden-Baden, the elegant spa- and culture town, offers a variety of cultural and culinary highlights, wellness and shopping all in a spectacular natural setting. Best of all, almost everything is within walking distance."
Baden-Baden’s surroundings offer a range of activities and experiences. On the one hand, in the Baden-Baden Rebland, located just six kilometres outside the city centre, gourmets and connoisseurs of good wines find a variety of excellent restaurant and wineries. Germany’s second largest Riesling growing district is all about good food and wine. On the other hand, Baden-Baden’s location at the foothills of the Black Forest invites guests to explore this unique area. Starting in Baden-Baden, the Black Forest Scenic Route (Schwarzwaldhochstraße) leads to various tourist attractions: Many historic sights and fascinating natural spectacles await guests along the road. All along the way, magnificent views of the Rhine valley and the Vosges open up.
The Black Forest is a unique experience any time of the year, not only in summer. Shopping enthusiast will enjoy the exclusive shopping opportunities in Baden-Baden. Numerous exquisite boutiques invite visitors to luxurious shopping in the picturesque streets, shopping boulevard and the small roads of the neo-baroque old town. Guests looking for luxury-brand products, international labels and unique antiques, jewellery and presents will enjoy roaming through the streets of Baden-Baden.
Three times a year, the turf elite meets in Baden-Baden/Iffezheim. The international horse races in spring, summer and autumn promise exciting races and fancy hats. Around these unique sporty and social spectacles, events and luxurious balls take place in the city and bring a special atmosphere to Baden-Baden. Additionally, the region is home to one of Germany’s nicest golfing areas: the Golfregion Baden-Alsace. On the eight championship golf courses in and around Baden-Baden, golf enthusiast await hours of golfing pleasure and an exciting time on the green amid fascinating landscapes.
For an evening filled with excitement, the Casino Baden-Baden is the perfect location. Situated in the Kurhaus, it is Germany’s oldest casino and according to German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich “the most beautiful casino in the world”. It offers guests the chance to dive into the world of roulette, blackjack and poker in a unique Belle Epoque ambience of arcades and magnificent staterooms.
Baden-Baden is also an excellent destination for MICE and doing business as the town is home to a variety of event locations. The convention centre Baden-Baden with its modern, glass architecture is a suitable venue for all types of events. Three congress halls and 15 meeting rooms allow for events with capacities of up to 2,000 participants.
Having the parks and gardens Lichtentaler Allee with its botanical rarities, fountains and footpaths practically at arm’s length opens new perspectives to innovation and communication. The grand Belle Epoque styled rooms of the Kurhaus offer facilities for 40 to 2,000 people. In the Festspielhaus events up to 2,500 people are viable. Smaller, still impressive event locations include the neo-baroque rooms of Germany’s oldest casino and even the racetrack of Baden-Baden’s international racecourse. Baden-Baden, the elegant spa- and culture town, offers a variety of cultural and culinary highlights, wellness and shopping all in a spectacular natural setting. Best of all, almost everything is within walking distance.