Baden-Baden is without a doubt the most famous health resort town in Germany. Over the centuries, the casino, the great variety of cultural events and the illustrious crowd of nobility and celebrity guests have helped carry the name Baden-Baden far out into the world.
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Today’s Baden-Baden is a mixture of Belle Époque meets Instagram. The small town on the edge of the Black Forest has managed the balancing act between past and present. Once a worldly rendezvous for the haute-volée, today hipsters frolic here from near and far. Baden-Baden is very much “in”.
Salina Sea Salt Grotto
Spend a day at the sea in the middle of the Black Forest? Yes, in the Salina sea salt grotto! It has been known for millennia that sea salt has a beneficial effect on the human body. Reason enough to lean back relaxed and breathe in the salty air.
Not only in summer, but also in winter, the Mummelsee is worth a visit. Here you can experience winter in its most beautiful way. The frozen lake, snow-covered fir trees and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys make the trip a special experience. Even the small shops invite you to discover. You can also warm up over a hot chocolate in the Black Forest restaurant.
Already the Romans flocked to the hot springs of Baden-Baden. Relax with a dip at the Friedrichsbad and the Caracalla Spa or drift off to the sea in the Salina Sea Salt Grotto. Then stroll through the open colonnade of the Trinkhalle in the Kurgarten or take a walk trough the famous Lichtentaler Allee before ending your evening the classic way in the Casino or at a concert in the Festspielhaus.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the pedestrian zone and the Bäderviertel behind you and explore the quiet Old Town. Tucked away in many small alleyways and inner courtyards you will find small winemaking businesses, creative goldsmith studios, artisanal workshops and exclusive second-hand boutiques.
Fancy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? Then head for Café König. They say if you haven’t been here, then you haven’t been to Baden-Baden. For a perfect drink with cool beats between April and October, check out the Rooftop Bar at Roomers next door. And when it comes to gourmet restaurants in Baden-Baden, you’re spoiled for choice. Though you should definitely also try the good local cuisine. Because regional always tastes best.
If you’re a fan of modern and contemporary art, then the Museum Frieder Burda should definitely be on your agenda. A highlight is the space-light installation designed especially for the museum by James Turrell in 2018. Baden-Baden is a paradise of art galleries – don’t miss them!
Did you know that Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin all stayed in Baden-Baden? The Russian nobility not only shaped Baden-Baden’s high society, but also the town’s appearance. The Russian Church, built in the Byzantine style, is a true gem inside or out. So, too, the Stourdza Chapel on Michelsberg. More than 1,500 exhibits by Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller to the czar, can be admired at the local Fabergé Museum.
Fancy a little outing? Then perhaps a stroll to Mummelsee is just the thing. If that’s not adventurous enough for you, you can hike from here to the observation tower on top of the Hornisgrinde, the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest, offering fantastic views of the entire Rhine Valley, the nature reserve and, with clear skies, all the way to France. For a short hike, we recommend the trail through Grobbach Valley to the famous Geroldsau Waterfall. Want to watch others do all the footwork? Then the Racetrack Baden-Baden is the place for you.
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport offers flights to various destinations. From the airport, it is best to take bus 205 or a taxi to the hotel.
Baden-Baden station is situated on the Berlin–Basel, Hamburg–Chur and Cologne–Basel high-speed ICE rail lines. The Marseille–Frankfurt TGV also stops here. Baden-Baden is serviced by additional EC and IC train connections operated by Deutsche Bahn. The hotel is easily reached from the train station by bus (lines 201/216). The nearest bus stop is Festspielhaus/Alter Bahnhof.
Coming from the A5 motorway, take exit 51 to merge onto the B500 toward Baden-Baden. Follow the main road for 6.7 km. Use the left two lanes to turn slightly left onto Lange Straße (signs for Centrum/Gaggenau/Ebersteinburg). After 450 metres, turn left onto Leopoldstraße. After another 100 metres, turn left onto Mozartstraße. The hotel is 120 metres further on the right.
Bus lines 201/216 stop close to the hotel. The nearest bus stop is Festspielhaus/Alter Bahnhof.
- Market Square (1 km)
- Kongresshaus Baden-Baden convention centre (1.7 km)
- Baden-Baden train station (4 km)
- Racetrack Baden-Baden at Iffezheim (13 km)
- Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (15 km)
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