Plan a Trip to Baden-Baden
Create your Baden-Baden itinerary in minutes
Baden-Baden, located in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany, has a rich history and a variety of attractions that make it an interesting place to visit. Spa Town: Baden-Baden is famous for its thermal baths. The curative water springs of the town have been appreciated and enjoyed for over 2,000 years. The two most famous spas are the Friedrichsbad, a Roman-Irish bathing tradition that is over 140 years old, and the Caracalla Spa with its numerous pools and wellness facilities. Casino: The Baden-Baden Casino, often called the most beautiful casino in the world, has a history going back over 200 years. Dostoyevsky was reportedly inspired to write "The Gambler" after visiting this casino. Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: It's Germany’s largest opera and concert house, with a 2,500-seat capacity. The venue is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and wide variety of performances. The Lichtentaler Allee: A historic park and arboretum set out as an 18th-century style mix of gardens and woodland, with a river running through. It's a perfect place for strolling and picnicking. Museums: The town hosts several museums including the Fabergé Museum (which houses a collection of works by Carl Fabergé), the Museum Frieder Burda (for modern and contemporary art), and the Roman Bath Ruins. The Black Forest: Baden-Baden is located on the edge of the Black Forest. The scenic area offers various outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing. The Old Town: Baden-Baden's old town, or Altstadt, is a charming area with narrow streets, old churches, and beautiful architecture. It is home to a number of boutiques, cafes, and bakeries. Wine: Being in the Baden region, known for its vineyards, Baden-Baden has some wonderful local wines. A tour of a nearby winery could be a delightful excursion for wine lovers. Architecture: The town's architecture is another attraction, featuring grand examples of neoclassical, belle époque and late 19th-century styles. Particularly notable are the Kurhaus, Trinkhalle, and the New Castle. Mercedes-Benz Factory Tour: In nearby Rastatt, one can take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz factory, where a large portion of their A- and B-Class vehicles are manufactured. From the thermal baths to the casinos and opera house, Baden-Baden offers a mix of relaxation, culture, and history, making it an attractive destination.