Living the Good-Good Life in Baden-Baden
Seldom is it easy to find a cosmopolitan city in the heart of the countryside that offers both tranquillity and excitement. Yet, that is exactly what BadenBaden is; an idyllic international spa city in Germany’s Black Forest. Offering a wealth of stylish things to do and place to stay, discover the luxury of living the good-good life in Baden-Baden.
Nestled to the north of Germany’s stunningly beautiful and historic Black Forest lies the small and impressively cosmopolitan city of Baden-Baden. The perfect destination for escaping from the mundanity of modern life, this city offers everything necessary for a relaxing break to recharge the batteries. Established more than two thousand years ago as a place for people to reconnect with themselves, the city has since become a place of enchanting natural beauty with a spectacular smorgasbord of opportunities for adventure and excitement. Effortlessly combining the centuries-old history of the city with contemporary luxury living, Baden-Baden is the perfect haven for any discerning traveller.
Historically, the city has always had an appeal to those in search of matchless luxury; an appeal that has only grown with time and increased style. From natural hot thermal springs and soothing spas, to quality hotels, gourmet restaurants, tempting shops and a myriad of cultural offerings, there is no shortage of excitement whilst surrounding by the relaxing green environment of the Black Forest. Being so connected to nature means that there is an abundance of water, light, earth, and air throughout BadenBaden, ensuring a complete detox from the busyness of other cities.
True relaxation can be found at the city’s two thermal baths, home to soothing wellness in the water itself as well as a series of high-quality beauty treatments to luxuriate the skin. The modern Caracalla Spa offers a space of matchless exceptionality and gentle ambiance, whilst the historic Friedrichsbad brings traditional Roman bathing culture and Irish hot-air bathing into the modern day. Having rested in the welcoming waters, visitors can then choose from a superior selection of spa and wellness hotels. Whether looking for the ultimate in five-star luxury, or the essence of charming romanticism personified, there is something for every traveller to Baden-Baden.
Once suitably refreshed and rejuvenated, visitors can begin their exploration of everything that the city has to offer, from an exclusive shopping paradise, to mouth-watering culinary offerings, to a wealth of exciting events.
Shopping enthusiasts will fall in love with the picturesque streets of the city, home to exquisite boutiques, luxury brands, and local gifts. Gastronomy abounds in Baden-Baden, from Michelin-starred restaurants of the highest quality, to some of the most charismatic local taverns. With a range of international and local cuisine, visitors can experience authentic food, whilst oenophiles can venture out to the city’s wine region.
Arguably one of the crowning jewels in Baden-Baden’s extensive collection is the Casino Baden-Baden. For an evening filled with excitement, thrills, and unrivalled luxury, there is no better place than Germany’s oldest casino which was once named as the most beautiful casino in the world. Visitors can don their dresses and suits, ready for an adventure into the world of roulette, blackjack, and poker unlike any other. If the casino does not strike the fancy, there is a year-round variety of events in and around the city, including international horse racing, vintage car meetings, food and music festivals, concerts, opera, ballet, and much more.
Lovers of fine music and art can immerse themselves in the wealth of cultural offerings that Baden-Baden affords. The Festival Hall BadenBaden is Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall. Hosting international opera, ballet and concerts at the highest level, the hall is known for its great acoustics and presenting world-renowned artists. The Museum Frieder Burda, built by famed New York architect Richard Meier, is a must-see for visitors who love art and architecture, whilst the Fabergé Museum is a world-first, dedicated to the life’s work of Russian jeweller Carl Peter Fabergé.
Far from the pollution of metropolitan and industrial cities, Baden-Baden is a haven of tranquillity where nature takes the limelight. The centre of the city is a car-free zone, and everything is reachable on foot. For a breath of fresh air, visitors can wander through the numerous well-maintained parks and garden, home to some of the most exotic varieties of flowering plants and trees. Lichtentaler Allee is a green oasis stretching more than two kilometres, where visitors can fulfil fantasies of horse carriage rides pulled straight from the pages of classic fairy tales.
Baden-Baden is a truly enchanting place, exuding class and sophistication at every turn. However, for every piece of modern luxury, there is an equally charming reminder of the city’s ancient culture. A must-see for any traveller, this is one destination that cannot be missed.