Ever since the days of the Roman Empire, people have been visiting Baden-Baden to relax and rejuvenate. Standing in the shadow of Germany’s Black Forest, Baden-Baden is blessed by natural hot springs, which have given way to a glorious spa culture that has spanned the ages. It has evolved into an enchanting destination, offering a spectacularly diverse range of relaxation and entertainment.
Baden-Baden marries cosmopolitan Mediterranean flair with the elegance of the Belle Époque era. Indeed, the city’s 19th century heyday has left its mark, but while a grand past can sometimes overshadow the present, this is not the case in Baden-Baden. Vibrantly alive, the city was built on life-enriching traditions, and long may these continue.
For those seeking wellness and relaxation Baden-Baden is a true haven. The city’s thermal baths, the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic Friedrichsbad as well as many exquisite spa-hotels offer unique wellness experiences and spa treatments – the perfect antidote to the stresses of daily life.
Known as the ‘Green city of short distances’, Baden-Baden is not only an exclusive spa destination, but an oasis of art and culture, shopping and culinary excellence.
A contemporary pulse can be felt throughout Baden-Baden: its Museum Mile exhibits up-and-coming artists alongside the works of both old and contemporary masters; the SWR 3 New Pop Festival brings international stars to the city, and the Festival Hall hosts the world’s leading orchestras. In the picturesque streets of the neo-baroque old town, exclusive boutiques abound, inviting you to browse the many delights on offer.
Legendary actress Marlene Dietrich once described Baden-Baden’s Belle Époque casino as the “most beautiful in the world”. Few will disagree, but what is certain is that a game of roulette or blackjack is the perfect way to round off a day in Germany’s most eclectic city.
Baden-Baden is a place that has something special for everyone. Alongside Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Le Jardin de France, cosy little taverns serving local cuisine, bistros and street cafes will all set the taste buds racing. A local tip for the wine connoisseur: a tour of Baden-Baden Rebland, one of Germany’s most popular Riesling growing districts offers a definitive gourmet experience. Baden-Baden is a truly captivating spa destination, one that offers a rich variety of cultural and culinary highlights, combined with great shopping – all in spectacular natural surroundings.