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Baden-BadenGermany

A small thermal resort in Southern Germany, Baden-Baden is an exclusive, elegant and stylish choice for luxury living or a gratifying getaway.

Once a spa resort, always a spa resort. Roman emperors, Prussian queens and even 19th-century celebrities utilized Baden-Baden for its hot spring baths, as well as its horse races, luxury hotels and casinos. Nicknamed the European Summer Capital, Baden-Baden was officially assigned its double name in 1931, to distinguish it from Baden in Switzerland and Baden bei Wien in Austria.

Located on the edge of the Black Forest, its countryside setting is optimal for enjoying a healthy, wholesome break. The town’s two main thermal baths, the Caracalla Spa and Friedrichsbad, are supplied by the hot springs 6,560 feet (2,000 meters) underground. The waters are said to treat all sorts of health problems, including cardiovascular issues, rheumatism and metabolic disorders. Indulge yourself with a visit and try out one of the various spa treatments.

The Lichtentaler Allee park makes for a perfect stroll, with almost two miles (three kilometers) of tree-lined avenues, and is also home to the renowned Museum Frieder Burda. Inside, enjoy some of the biggest names in modern art, with contributions by Picasso and Pollock, among others.

If you like to shop, you won’t be disappointed by the selection of boutiques, labels and jewelry stores. On Kaiserallee, pick up some fine-quality chocolate and enjoy a coffee at Rumpelmayer, before heading to the Kurhaus Casino right next door. Music, gambling, late dinners and balls are just some of the options at Baden-Baden’s most famous casino. If you’re in town at the right time – in spring, late summer or mid-fall – you can also enjoy the Iffezheim horse races.

Before you leave, savor a glass or two of Riesling. Baden-Baden is in Rebland, a popular growing district for this type of white wine, so you can be sure of the highest quality.

With its reputation for excellence, Baden-Baden is a chic destination with health benefits, old-world scenery and many ways to spend your money. In fact, it's so good they named it twice.

Where to stay in Baden-Baden

Top hotels in Baden-Baden

Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel
Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel
4 out of 5
Lange Strasse 47, Baden-Baden, BW
The price is £118 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in the heart of Baden-Baden, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central-North Black Forest Nature Park and Casino Baden-Baden. Caracalla Spa ...

4/5Very Good! (276 reviews)

"Basic but acceptable hotel. Pictures appear better than the real deal. No complaints for anything in particular. A pleasant stay, good service from staff, additional facilities available on request (eg iron). Misleading info about spa being open when only pool is currently available for use (no steam ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa - an Oetker Collection Hotel
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa - an Oetker Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Schillerstraße 4/6, Baden-Baden
The price is £376 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

This family-friendly Baden-Baden hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Museum Frieder Burda, Theater Baden-Baden and Kurhaus Baden-Baden. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Old world stately elegance

"Beautiful old hotel in fabulous condition. Elegant through out. Top notch service and fantastic with the dog. Best location in town for a hotel. If you are even close it is worth the trip. A casino in town(walking distance)on par with Monaco."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa - an Oetker Collection Hotel
Maison Messmer - ein Mitglied der Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection
Maison Messmer - ein Mitglied der Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection
5 out of 5
Werderstr. 1, Baden-Baden, BW
The price is £165 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Located in the heart of Baden-Baden, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Central-North Black Forest Nature Park and Casino Baden-Baden. Caracalla ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (454 reviews)

"Location is perfect. Staff is wonderful and the property is beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Maison Messmer - ein Mitglied der Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Baden-Baden

The Apartment is Located in the Immediate Vicinity of the World-famous "festspielhaus"
The Apartment is Located in the Immediate Vicinity of the World-famous "festspielhaus"
Balzenbergstraße 21A, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wuerttemberg

Situated in Baden-Baden, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central-North Black Forest Nature Park, Caracalla Spa, and Casino Baden-Baden. Festspielhaus Baden-Baden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Comfortable and spacious

"The apartment was well located and the underground parking was a good feature. I was a bit displeased that I had to wait outside the building for 30 minutes for the owner (cool weather and just had to stand there as there was no place close to park and wait)."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

The Apartment is Located in the Immediate Vicinity of the World-famous "festspielhaus"
Schwarzwald Loft Baden-Baden
Schwarzwald Loft Baden-Baden
5 out of 5
Mozartstraße 6, Baden-Baden

Situated in Baden-Baden, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Central-North Black Forest Nature Park and Casino Baden-Baden. Caracalla ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Die Unterkunft war top, besonders die Kommunikation verlief reibungslos und das Appartement entsprach exakt den Bildern"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2019

Schwarzwald Loft Baden-Baden
Boutique Charme Apartments 12
Boutique Charme Apartments 12
4 out of 5
Küferstraße 12, Baden-Baden

Located in Baden Baden Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Central-North Black Forest Nature Park and Casino Baden-Baden. Caracalla Spa is 0.2 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Bien

"Petit appartement tres bien placé ( attention pas d acces en voiture car zone pietonne) on peut se garer gratuitement a 10 min a pied en hauteur. Malheureusement il y a eu une mauvaise information entre hotels.com et ce proprietaire car il n avait pas l information que nous etions 3 et donc on s ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Boutique Charme Apartments 12
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Baden-Baden

Top things to do in Baden-Baden

Reviews of Baden-Baden

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2 Aug 2019

Lovely and picturesque place with lots of shopping and great places to eat. Stayed at the end of our two week holiday after a fairly busy holiday made the perfect opportunity to relax before we came home. Would highly recommend.

4/5 - Good

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30 Jul 2019

Lovely town but be aware when parking.Our car on English plates was towed away from a questionable temporary no waiting area. German cars in the same space were not towed. In all it cost us £500 to get the car back!

5/5 - Excellent

Thomas

30 Jul 2019

Love place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Jul 2019

A beautiful city. The trip up the funicular railway is a must. Stunning views from the summit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Jul 2019

Great location to stay put and enjoy the thermal baths or enjoy the shopping available.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Jul 2019

Loved the town of Baden Baden , really lovely with great shops, food and shops

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