Baden-Baden is so nice, that it had to named twice. Baden-Baden's curative waters and air of old-world luxury have attracted royals, the rich and celebrities over the years – BarackObama and Bismarck, Queen Victoria and Victoria Beckham included.
This Black Forest town boasts grand colonnaded buildings and whimsically turreted art nouveau villas spread across the hillsides and framed by forested mountains.
The bon vivant spirit of France, just across the border, is tangible in the town’s open-air cafes, chic boutiques and pristine gardens fringing the Oos River. And with its temple-like thermal baths – which put the Baden (bathe) in Baden – and palatial casino, the allure of this grand dame of German spa towns is as timeless as it is enduring.
It's a wonderful destination for 3 to 4 nights stay ... A must visit ... Some day !
Baden-Baden - A fascinating town with a thousand faces that will undoubtedly bring a wide smile to yours.
The Casino Baden-Baden combines, as hardly any other casino style, history, exclusivity and elegance and is one of the oldest and most traditional in Europe. And even today, 200 years later, the Casino Baden-Baden is one of the most beautiful casinos. The classic game of roulette, blackjack and poker is separated from the slot with over 130 slot machines.
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (theatre)
"These acoustics!” even world-renowned stars enthusiastically affirm that they can finally risk the most tender of pianissimos here. Very few ingredients are required to transform unequalled acoustics into a unique evening – passion, perfect service, great emotions and small but well-placed gestures transform Germany’s largest opera house into a second home for artists, visitors, guests… The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is more than just its foyer, entrance area and stage: it is a setting for dreams to come true!
Friedrichsbad Thermal Baths
Experience the ultimate in Roman bathing culture combined with Irish hot-air baths here at the Friedrichsbad. Luxuriate in this exclusive bathing pleasure as you visit each of the 17 different stages. The changing temperatures and the healing thermal water in the various baths have a regenerative effect on body and soul. The well-being that you take home with you after a visit to the Friedrichsbad and the healing benefit of its thermal water will be unforgettable, as it has been for many others for over 130 years.
The Kurhaus offers something for every occasion the perfect setting. The big, beautiful Bénazet Hall of the extraordinary round room, the exclusive rooms of the Bel Etage, the stylish lounge or the roof terrace with a magnificent view over Baden-Baden - the possibilities are endless.
The Lichtentaler Allee was designed in the mid nineteenth century and is a fine example of the landscape style being used to create a public park - which is exceptionally well maintained This, the most beautiful promenade in Baden-Baden, is where an assassination attempt was made on the then King of Prussia, later Kaiser Wilhelm I, in 1861. Oak trees were originally planted here over three hundred years ago, but more exotic species of trees and shrubs have since been added . On the left, beyond the swimming pool, is the Gönneranlage, a pretty park with fountains and pergolas flanking a rose garden.
Museum Frieder Burda
The internationally renowned collection of Frieder Burda focuses on the art of classical modernity and contemporaneity, it now includes some 850 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. In its beginnings 30 years ago, the collector decided often spontaneous enthusiasm for the purchase of a work, not initially with the aim of building a coherent collection. For about fifteen years, the collection is relevant idea, and since that time, they grow organically and consistently and with high personal commitment of the collector.
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