From Stadtwiki Baden-Baden
|Opening Times||Mon-Sun 8:00 - 22:00|
The Caracalla Therme in Baden-Baden's baths district is a thermal and leisure baths. It is named after the Roman emperor Caracalla, who had the Roman baths in Baden-Baden expanded extensivly by 200 AD.
Indoors there is a large swimming pool with a therapy island. A rock grotto is featuring a hot (38°C) and a cold pool (18°C). There is also an aroma steam bath and a brine inhalation room. Outdoors there are two pools with a currant channel and two whirlpools.
In the sauna area there are seven different saunas and a steam bath. Between the saunas you can relax in relaxation rooms. The sauna area is a nudist area.
Massages and Treatments
Since 2009 the Caracalla Therme offers nine treatment rooms, the so called WellnessLounge. Guests can choose between different types of massages and beauty and health treatments.
The underground parking Bädertiefgarage is available under the building. Visitors of the Caracalla Therme obtain a discount for the first two hours.
After the Kaiserin-Augusta-Bad was already in the 1930s in a very bad condition, it was torn down in 1962. A replacement building was established north east of the original location. This replacement wasn't very successful at first. When in the 1980s the demand for modern spa offerings rose, it was decided to modernize the baths. The plans of the architect Hans-Dieter Hecker from Freiburg were carried out from 1983 to 1985, the result of which is today's Caracalla Therme. Since 1994 the Caracalla Therme is run by the Carasana Bäderbetriebe GmbH. However the state company Bäder- und Kurverwaltung Baden-Württemberg (BKV) remained the owner of the building. In the hindsight the modernization was a very good investment. At the 25th jubilee in August 2010 the operater company Carasana delivered a positive summary. 14 million guests visited the Caracalla Therme in the first 25 years. Counts of up to 2,000 visitors per day and over 600,000 visitors per year prove the baths' success.