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Baden (meaning Bathing Bathing) is a spa town built on thermal springs
at the edge of the Black Forest in Baden Württemberg, south west Germany.
Don't be put off by its reputation
as a hang-out for the rich. This picturesque town is beautifully situated
in a wooded valley, and you can enjoy yourself here without spending or
gambling a fortune.
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Casino (Spielbank), 1 Kaiserallee,
+49 72 219000. James Bond-worthy cocktail club complete with gilt ceilings,
11 roulette tables and an outdoor baccarat terrace.
Concert hall (Festspielhaus)
Drinking hall (Trinkhalle)
Frieder Burda Museum, 8b Lichtentaler
Allee, ? +49 72 21398980, . a dazzling collection of German Expressionist
and Gerhard Richter masterworks on display are attracting tourists from
around the world.
City Museum of Baden-Baden
Ruins of the Roman Baths
Walk along the river Oos or
in the hills and forests around the town. The tourist office at the Trinkhalle
can sell you a booklet of walks based on bus routes. The walking is generally
easy, but for maximum reward for minimum effort, take bus 204/205 to the
Merkur Bergbahn funicular railway, ride up to the cafe at the top, and
walk back via the old castle (Altes Schloss).
Thermal baths - Römerplatz,
the heart of the bath quarter (Badeviertel), is five minutes' walk from
Leopoldplatz through the pedestrian zone. In Römerplatz you can see
the ruins of the Roman baths and take to the thermal waters yourself at
Caracalla Therme and Friedrichsbad.
Roman bath ruins (Römische
Badruinen), (adjacent to the underground car park below Römerplatz).
tel +49 7221 275934. Every day, 11AM-5PM. Small area of excavations with
good audioguide in English. €2.
Caracalla Therme, tel +49 7221
275940 (fax +49 7221 275980, firstname.lastname@example.org).  Every day, 8AM-10PM.
Follow the steam rising off the outdoor pools to find this modern bathing
complex. Your ticket gets you into the pool area (where you'll find a cafe,
several indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, waterfalls, water jets and
so on) and the upstairs Roman Sauna Scape. €12-16 for 2-4 hours. No
children under 3.
Caracalla Therme spa is unlike
its sister Friedrichsbad Spa next door in that swimming costumes are required
to be worn at all times in the pools. The upstairs sauna area is nude only
however and you be should be warned is mixed sexed for those with a prudish
nature. Once you have removed your swimwear however you are free to enjoy
a wonderful series of indoor and outdoor saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools,
hot tubs and relaxation areas at your leisure. This is a unique and highly
invigerating experience to be tried at least once in your life time.
Friedrichsbad, tel +49 7221
275920 (fax +49 7221 275980, email@example.com). . M-Sa 9AM-10PM, Su
12PM-8PM. Friedrichsbad is a beautiful temple to traditional bathing culture,
built in 1877, complete with statues and decorative tiling and culminating
in a circular central pool in an ornate domed hall. In these elegant surroundings,
the Roman-Irish bath (Römisch-Irisches Bad) is a programme of heat,
massage, steam and water that will detoxify and rejuvenate any weary traveller.
It's a wonderful, deeply relaxing experience. €21 for 3 hours (optional
massage €8 extra). No children under 14.
FEATURED HOTELS - BADEN WÜRTTEMBERG, SOUTH WEST GERMANY
browsing hotels in Baden-Baden and surrounds
With first class atmosphere
and distinctive hospitality, Abarin Hotel Baden-Baden is surrounded by
nature, set amidst hectares of beautiful lush tropical gardens. The
hotel has comfortable rooms with different themes that are well maintained
and come with numerous in room amenities. Attentive room service is also
available for your convenience. Dine at the in-house restaurant while
enjoying the beautiful views of the surroundings along with your refreshing
drink at the cocktail bar. The hotel also provides well-appointed
meeting rooms for business conferences and family celebrations. During
leisure, you can browse the net, relax at the sauna or rejuvenate your
mind and body at the massage room.
This Buehlertal hotel is
conveniently located in the city center. Casino Baden-Baden is a local
point of interest. Another area attraction is Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
Recreational amenities include tennis courts. Complimentary wireless and
wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Buehlertal
property has event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small
meeting rooms. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Guest parking
is complimentary. Additional property amenities include ski storage and
express check-in. This is a smoke-free property.
Maison Messmer Baden-Baden
Dorint Maison Messmer Baden-Baden
is located in Baden-Baden, close to Casino Baden-Baden and Festspielhaus
Baden-Baden. Dining options at Dorint Maison Messmer Baden-Baden include
2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include
an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room.
The property's full-service health spa has beauty services. The property
offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a
surcharge. Additional property amenities include a library, a poolside
bar, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke-free property.
By Holiday Inn Baden Baden
Featuring an elegant decor
and a warm hospitality, Express By Holiday welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation. The Express by Holiday Inn Hotel Baden Baden is conveniently
located just a few steps from the Opera Theatre. You will find the charming
City Centre and Casino within walking distance. The hotel offers
108 modern rooms that are comfortable and spacious with various modern
amenities. Guests can start their day with the delicious breakfast
being served at the hotel's breakfast room or enjoy various dishes nearby.
During leisure, you can relax at the cosy lobby with family and friends
or stroll around the city and its attractions.
Blu Badischer Hof Hotel, Baden-Baden
Situated in the middle of
the green heart of the Spa City, the Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel is
just a few steps to the neighbouring Kurpark. Modern decor in the new section
or traditional style in the old monastery building, you can make your choice
from the 135 rooms and 4 suites. Attentive room service is also available
for your convenience. Whether it's Grande cuisine or specialties
from the region in the elegant Park Restaurant, gourmets will definitely
be pleased. Round off your day in an elegant atmosphere enjoying your favourite
drink in good company, or experiencing one of the popular cocktails.
Europaeischer Hof Hotel Baden-Baden
Located in the town centre,
Steigenberger Europaeischer Hof Hotel Baden-Baden lies on the bank of the
river Oos and is 15 kilometres from the airport. Just opposite the Spa
Park, Spa Centre and Casino, the hotel offers numerous opportunities for
luxurious amusement and entertainment. The property features 128
comfortable guestrooms that are well furnished and come with an array of
in room amenities. Begin your day with the delicious breakfast, served
at the breakfast room. At the in house restaurant you can enjoy a range
of exquisite seasonal and regional specialities and later relax at the
lobby bar with coffee, soft drinks, classic cocktails, snacks and cakes.