Baden-Baden is expensive
Baden-Baden is expensive. You expect that. Any town that puts that kind of emphasis on being upscale is going to come with a big price tag.
So fill up on supplies before you get there -- Karlsruhe is a good supply-point. It's also convenient by train or auto.
As for water, try some of Baden's finest!
There is so much to see in this small town! However, it is all very walkable and all of it is elegant. There is a small train that you can pick up near the theatre and the trinkhalle as well. There are also many buses to get around as well. Much of the city is built into a hill, so there are alleys of steps as well. There are castles and many ornate churches, cafes, and many shops as well. There are also 2 schloss's and several spas.
Baden Baden has a long tradition as a spa town stretching back as far as the Roman tines. They built some of the first baths here and the evidence is now preserved for all to see. One of the baths lies beneath the Friedrichsbad and is known as the soldiers bath. Both the floor and wall heating systems are in an amazing state of oreservation.
**Please note there is no photography inside**
Audio guides can be provided and there is also a computer video animation if the original baths.
Entance fee in May 2008 was 2.50 Euro
Baden-Baden is a well known, popular destination for tourists in Germany, and has a very international flair. There is plenty to do here, including visiting the Casino, relaxing in the thermal Spa's, attending the horse racing, opera's, or just shopping and enjoying the scenery.
Additionally, Baden-Baden sports a number of excellent restaurants, hotels, museums and galleries. Thanks to its cosmopolitan population and visitors, guides, tours and information is usually available in several languages, including English, French, Russian, Japanese, and of course German.
Their website offers information on many of the activities available
At any time of the year Baden-Baden is worth a visit. In the run up to Christmas you can enjoy the excellent Christmas Markets, in January and February you can make a short drive to the nearby Ski-Slopes, in Spring and Summer the Black Forest is excellent for walking or mountain biking, and in Autumn the Forest is at its most beautiful as the trees turn and the leaves are a magnificent spectrum of colour.