Baden-Baden, the elegant spa and culture town is located at the foothills of the Black Forest in the southwestern part of Germany. With its elegant flair and stylish way of life, Baden-Baden is a paradise for those who cherish life’s pleasures. The two thermal baths of the town, the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic “Friedrichsbad” as well as many exquisite spa-hotels with unique wellness and spa treatments are conducive to relaxation. This presents the perfect opportunity to take a break from the routines of daily life and to recharge the batteries in a natural set town where everything is within easy reach.
The Festival Hall Baden-Baden – Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall – offers international opera, ballet and concerts at the highest level. Known for its great acoustics, the Festival Hall Baden-Baden presents world-renowned artists, including the Mariinsky Ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra or Anne-Sophie Mutter.
The Museum Frieder Burda, built by New York star architect Richard Meier, is the outstanding jewel in the parks and gardens “Lichtentaler Allee”. Besides its fascinating architecture the museum offers an exclusive private art collection that includes selected masterpieces of the Classical Modernism. In addition, the Fabergé Museum is one of its kind: it is the first museum worldwide dedicated to the life’s work of Carl Peter Fabergé with more than 700 masterpieces.
In the picturesque streets and the small roads of the neo-baroque old town of Baden-Baden, numerous exclusive boutiques invite visitors to first-class shopping. Guests looking for brand products, international labels and individual antiques, jewellery and presents will find themselves in the right spot.
Besides star-awarded restaurants, cosy little taverns with a fine Baden cuisine, bistros and countless street cafés in the centre, the Baden-Baden “Rebland”, is one of the most popular Riesling growing districts in Germany and an insider tip for the gourmet and connoisseur of good wines.
Germany’s oldest and according to Marlene Dietrich “the most beautiful casino in the world” rounds off a perfect day in a playful manner and entices international guests to try their luck at the roulette table.
Event Highlights (until September 2018)
International horse races, Spring meeting 30 May to 3 June, Great Festival Week 25 August to 2 September, Sales & Racing Festival 19 and 21 October.
INTERNATIONAL HORSERACING COURSE BADEN-BADEN/IFFEZHEIM Racing fever in Iffezheim – exhilarating atmosphere, exciting thrills and intoxicating anticipation. There is no better way to describe a visit to the international horseracing track in Baden-Baden/Iffezheim. Guests can set their pulses racing at the international horse races three times a year, sharing their excitement in joyous expectation of winning with all the other racing enthusiasts.
Whitsun festival, 18 to 22 May, FESTIVAL HALL BADEN-BADEN
For the Whitsun Festival the Festival Hall Baden-Baden presents outstanding artists and concerts:
The Festival starts with Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” a concert version of the opera. The Budapest Festival Orchestra will present Mahler’s “Sinfonie Nr. 2” and Janine Jansen and the London Symphony Orchestra will perform Sibelius’s masterworks.
Philharmonic Castle Concerts, 8 and 9 June, NEUWEIER CASTLE
The Philharmonic Castle Concerts are held at the beautifully situated historic Neuweier Castle, surrounded by the vineyards of Baden-Baden’s Rebland. The Baden-Baden Philharmonic musicians will entertain you with their high-calibre classical music in the castle’s beautiful, romantic inner courtyard.
International Vintage Car Meeting, 13 to 15 July, KURGARDEN + LICHTENTALER ALLEE Every year, more than 350 classic cars of all brands transform Kurgarden and Lichtentaler Allee into an outdoor museum of automotive history. In the evening, nostalgic garden party with laser illumination, hot air balloons lighting up the night, jazz concerts, fashion shows and a whole lot more.
Summer Nights, 28 June 2018 to 1 July, 2018, in front of Kurhaus
The Baden-Baden Summer Nights invite you for the nicest open air party of the summer with culinary highlights and live music in front of the Kurhaus.
Philharmonic orchestra open-air concerts, End of May until Mid-August, various locations
The the summer weekend the Philharmonic orchestra Baden-Baden presents its musical work to all Baden-Baden visitors on the open-air stage in front of the Kurhaus. The concerts are free for everybody.
Long Night of Museums, 28 July, LICHTENTALER ALLEE
From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., museums along the Museum Mile of Lichtentaler Allee – Museum Frieder Burda, “Staatliche Kunsthalle”, LA8 (museum of art and technology of the 19th century) and Baden-Baden Museum – offer free admission to the latest exhibitions, special tours, music and many other attractions for young and old.
Grand Prix Ball, 1 September, KURHAUS
The social event in association with the international horse races. Experience an elegant ball and the 2018 Galloper of the Year award ceremony in the glamorous Bénazet Hall of the famous Kurhaus Baden-Baden. Be a part of the action when Baden-Baden rolls out the red carpet for the international horse races, with figures from the worlds of horseracing, media, politics and business flocking to the town
SWR3 New Pop Festival, 13 to 15 September, various locations
On three days in September, Baden-Baden transforms into an outstanding festival location. Concerts with international musicians and bands take place in venues like the Kurhaus, the Theatre or the Festival Hall Baden-Baden. The concerts are broadcasted onto a large screen in front of the Kurhaus. The party venues in Baden-Baden will present the New Pop Party Nights with various mottos.