Attractions in Baden-Baden

From Stadtwiki Baden-Baden


The manifold attractions of Baden-Baden are proof for the eventful history of the spa town. From the beginning in the roman era, over the time as the ancestral seat of the margraves of Baden and the complete destruction in 1689, to the rediscovery and the heyday in the 19th century - all eras have shaped the town. In the two world wars there was only little destruction. Today new cultural institutions are complementing the older attractions.

Arts and Culture[edit]

Baden-Baden has a rich cultural sector. For fans of classic concerts and operas it is highly recommended to visit the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Another cultural highlight is the Museum Frieder Burda which shows the private art collection of Frieder Burda in changing exhibitions. In the close neighborhood the Museum LA8 informs about arts and technical aspects of the 19th century. The Staatliche Kunsthalle presents modern art exhibitions. The Stadtmuseum informs about the history of Baden-Baden. In the Brahmhaus in Lichtental visitors can follow the tracks of the famous composer Johannes Brahms. Visitor can have interesting insights into the ancient Roman bath culture in the Roman Bath Ruins. In the Theater of Baden-Baden an ensemble of actors regularly present plays (in German).

Spa Buildings and Public Thermalwater Pools[edit]

A central place for Baden-Baden cultural happenings and one of the most important attractions is the Kurhaus. The famous gambling casino is located here. The neo-classical architecture is the work of the local architect Friedrich Weinbrenner. A place to taste the healthy thermal water of Baden-Baden is the Trinkhalle. The paintings at the walls in the open gallery are illustrating local legends. Another spot to taste the thermal water is at the fountain Fettquelle. There are two public thermalwater water pools. The Friedrichsbad is the classic one and the Caracalla Therme is more a fun and adventure pool for the whole family.