Baden-Baden in the Baden-Württemberg Land, is a small town with less than 50 000 inhabitants on the border with the French Alsace in the southwest of Germany. Closed between rolling hills and forests, this is a major tourist and convention center, where the spa and the casino are just ... the icing on the cake.
The city offers plenty of buildings and places of cultural interest that are really important, starting from the magnificent museum founded by the collector Frieder Burda and built by architect Richard Meyer from New York: the building itself is a jewel in the forest and its collection is really valuable, with works by Max Beckmann, Kirchner, Pollock, Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko.
This city of the Black Forest is an impressive convention center which hosts events of international significance, and in 2009 hosted a summit meeting between Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. With regard to the conference locations, worth a mention the Convention Center Kongresshaus with rooms from 10 to 700 seats, suitable for exhibitions and events; the Kurhaus Casino Baden-Baden, which in addition to the opportunity to play in the atmosphere of Belle Epoque, offers space to accommodate up to 1000 people; the Festplielhaus, the second sized European opera house, can accommodate up to 2,500 people; Iffezheim hippodrome, horse racing track which hosts also conferences and events; the Palais Biron, with function rooms for meetings of up to 400 guests.
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From a touristic point of view, in Baden-Baden - in addition to the Palace and the Casino – you should not miss the Kurhaus: in the park surrounding it, there are the springs of Lichtentaler Allee, and nearby there are the Festspielhaus, the Staatliche Kunsthalle (the art gallery) and the Lichtenthal convent.
The thermal springs of Baden-Baden were known since Roman times: one of the most famous and modern are the Caracalla Therme, in homage to ancient history. This is a complex of indoor and outdoor pools, from 18 to 38 degrees, including caves and aromatic baths. Another center is that along the Lichtentaler Allee, the boulevard walked by the European nobility of the past centuries: this is the ArenaVita fitness center.
Baden-Baden offers also several museums to visit. The ruins of the Roman baths, Römische Badruinen - Museum antiker Badekultur, retrace the history of bathing culture; the museum of civic history, Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden, presents the life of the city in different historical periods, while in the house of Brahms, along the Lichtentaler Allee as well, you can visit the last remaining home belonging to the great composer Johannes Brahms, on the German land.
Baden-Baden is a very exclusive and refined city: the shops and boutiques in the historical centre, all over a pedestrian area, are affordable for wealthy tourists. There are also a lot of fashion shops and especially stores dedicated to fitness and sports like horse riding and golf, as well as cheaper department stores accessible to everyone. The shopping streets are Lange Straße, the Bäderviertel area, the spa district, Sophienstraße and Gernsbacher Straße.
Baden-Baden is a city where music, opera, spas and casinos attract thousands of tourists every year: the offer of accommodation in hotels and pensions is therefore sufficiently large. During the spring and summer, advanced booking is recommended.
Baden-Baden - 75 Hotels
14 4 star hotels, 25 Apartments...
Yburgstraße 79, Baden-Baden
The Gasthaus Linde is located in the Steinbach district of Baden - Baden, near the French border. The Black Forest, just 10 km away, offers an abundance of walks and outdoor activities in contact with nature.
4 star hotelLeonardo Royal Hotel Baden- Baden
Falkenstr. 2, Baden-Baden
The Best Western Queens Hotel Baden - Baden, lies near the centre of town, surrounded by the peaceful countryside of Germany. This hotel is conveniently located with easy access to the casino, the Frieder Burda...
5 star hotelSteigenberger Europäischer Hof
Kaiserallee 2, Baden-Baden
Steigenberger Europäischer Hof is located in Baden - Baden, directly opposite the famous casino and the Kurhaus spa. The hotel offers internet access through hot spots in all hotel areas, parking and 24 hour...
4 star hotelRadisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel
Lange Strasse 47, Baden-Baden
The Radisson Blue Badischer Hof Hotel awaits you in Baden-Baden, in the tranquility of a large natural park. Located close to the relaxing spa gardens, and 300 meters from the Festspielhaus theatre, this hotel is...
3 star hotelHotel Altenberg
Schartenbergstr. 6, Baden-Baden
Hotel Altenberg is situated in the Neuweier district of Baden-Baden, not far from the picturesque Black Forest. This 3 stars hotel, good value for money, is close to the famous spa area Kurpark and the commercial...
Steinstr. 6-8, Baden-Baden
Im Lindenbosch 35, Baden-Baden
5 star hotelFerienwohnungen in der Villa Carola
Bertholdstr. 6, Baden-Baden
Kronprinzenstrasse 5, Baden-Baden
ApartmentLichtentaler Allee Deluxe
Herchenbachstr. 1a, Baden-Baden