Internet and Email
In case you urgently have to check your email account you could visit the Library . There your find several computers and for a low fee you have access to the internet. Address:
Lange Str. 43 (Shopping lane)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Thursday 1:00 p. m to 7:00 p. m.
Saturday 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.
Closed on Monday and Sunday
Take the Cure!
If you go to Baden-Baden (And I highly suggest that you do), you simply must take the cure. After all, that's what Baden means. In this case, it's baths-baths. So they're clearly very serious about their bathing.
There are several reasons to take the cure:
(A) You can go to the Roman-Irish baths in the Friedrichsbad. It's in the gorgeous bathhouse shown in the picture in the intro;
(B) It's a sensual experience of the highest calibre: steamrooms, saunas, baths, massage, the works; and
(C) The whole experience is shockingly affordable, and trust me, after backpacking across four countries, it was a welcome respite.
Look at how rested and refreshed we are! This is in the relaxation room where you relax (obviously) after the wonderful bath.
The Friedrichsbad is one of the oldest and biggest spas in Baden-Baden.
Being prudish I never went into this spa as it is entirely nude! If you have any hang ups about your body then be warned!
The baths offer a unique experience of a routine covering all aspects of the spa from the first shower to the to the rest room at the end. The spa is very popular amongst couples.
2 Days in Baden-Baden
This drive through the Black Forest was part of a trip around Germany that also included Brussels and Luxembourg. See the Europe page for details.
We stayed one night in Baden-Baden at the excellent Steigenberger Europaeischer Hof hotel (see tip), and we all went to the Caracalla Spa, the family spa, and had an amazing time (see tip).
This is a beautiful town for walking around.
One of several spas in this area. Baden-Baden was famous for its hot springs and bath as early as Roman times. The ruins of the Roman Baths can still be seen neer the modern ones. Don't miss a visit to one of the spas! You'll find here a wide variety of pools, hot tubs and saunas.
The Oosbach river crosses the town. It flows alongside Lichtentaler Alee, the city's main street.
The Trinkhalle (Drinking Hall), where people come to drink the water from the hot springs which made the city famous.
The park surrounding the Casino and Drinking Hall.
"Here and there..."
A few km out of Baden-Baden, in the famous Black Forest, you'll find a little lake called Mummelsee, after the sea sprites who supposedly live on the bottom.