The 2000 years old fascinating spa city Baden-Baden, situated at the foothills of the Black Forest, distinguishes itself by its special atmosphere and elegant lifestyle. Known worldwide as ìEuropeís Summer Capitalî or ìWorld Spa Resort in the Black Forestî the exclusive retreat for spa, beauty and wellness is a paradise for those who enjoy lifeís pleasures to the maximum.
Baden-Baden is a romantic oasis, blessed with nature, serenity with 21st Century wellness facilities. Even the ancient Romans knew about the special qualities of the Baden-Baden healing thermal spa water, where about 800.000 litres are flowing from 12 springs daily.
As one of Europeís leading ìfountains of healthî, Baden-Baden is synonymous with innovative medical wellness by offering highest quality at international level with a wide range of prevention measures and check-ups in a professional environment. In Baden-Baden special attention is paid to the wellness wishes of each visitor, with due consideration of any culture-specific needs and wants.
With more than 4,000 m≤ the modern Caracalla Spa offers a great ambiance for soothing relaxation in curative thermal water with a huge Roman sauna landscape, a rock grotto with hot and cold water pools, water current channels, marble whirlpools, an aroma steam bath as well as the stylish wellness-lounge. For over 130 years Roman traditional bathing culture has been combined with the habit of Irish hot-air bathing in the historic ìFriedrichsbadî.
Floating in the healing thermal water and surrounded by artful frescoes of the historic bathing temple the ìFriedrichsbadî guarantees relaxation at the highest level. On certain days, men and women may enjoy separately a circuit of 17 stations changing temperatures and the thermal water have a regenerative effect on body and soul.
Furthermore many exquisite spa-hotels are conducive to relaxation, unique wellness and various day spa treatments ñ a perfect invitation for taking a break from the routines of daily life in ìthe green townî, where everything is within easy reach. Whether traditional body massages, healing touch or Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massages; traditional cosmetic treatments or Hollywood facials; Thalasso Thermalism or Indian Indulgence ñ when West meets East ñ itís up to you to make your wellness choice.
Set your mind free and pamper yourself for a few wonderful, luxury hours in your own private spa suite in the five-star superior Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa or in the Roman-Irish ìFriedrichsbadî. Japanese blossom bath, steam bath, Finnish sauna and much more, you are guaranteed to relax and unwind!
In the picturesque streets and the small lanes of the neo-baroque old town of Baden-Baden, numerous exclusive boutiques invite you to first-class shopping. And three times a year the turf elite meet for the International Races in Baden-Baden. Racing week in Baden-Baden is synonymous for flat racing and glamour, exciting galloping thoroughbreds and high society beauties, fun and suspense right up to the finish line, a busy funfair and champagne party all rolled into one.
On August 31st, 2013, the Grand Prix Ball invites to a splendid dinner ball with great tradition. Guests from all over the world enjoy the vibrant and elegant atmosphere of this glamorous night, taking place in the world famous ìKurhausî of Baden-Baden ñ the social meeting point in town with its splendid rooms, decorated in sumptuously 19th Century Belle Epoque style.
During the International Vintage Car Festival (July 12th to 14th 2013), chrome shining stars from bygone days are on show in front of the Kurhaus. Participation is open to vintage cars of all brands and types constructed until the year 1970. From charmingly tiny cars to magnificent limousines the whole spectrum of automobile history is presented.
From November 25th until December 30th 2013, the Christmas Market Baden-Baden will seduce visitors from all over the world to a romantic winter fairytale. In front of the illuminated Kurhaus, close to the world-famous park and gardens ìLichtentaler Alleeî, visitors will encounter a labyrinth of romantically decorated and illuminated stalls, where the aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air. The entire experience is capped with a choice program of entertainment and catering for both young and old.
Baden-Baden caters to the active tourists as well, whether they like golfing in the Golf-Region Baden-Alsace, tennis, horseback riding, climbing, paragliding or ballooning. Here, where the ambiance is right, being active is synonymous with pleasure.
Besides well-known first-class cuisines and the little taverns with local and fine Baden cuisine, international restaurants like French, Thai, Indian or Chinese restaurants as well as bistros, countless street cafÈs and traditional confectionaries in the city centre invite guests from all over the world to a culinary adventure.
So what makes Baden-Baden special? Perhaps that hardly somewhere else can be found the sophistication and flair of major city presented with in such a charming, small town setting.