Baden-Baden Travel Guide

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Baden-Baden Things to Do

  • Visit the Casle of Y and don't ask why

    In the late middle ages Mr. Eduard Fortunat (a.k.a. the Fortunate Edward) tried to increase his possessions, that already included the Mountain of Y and the Castle of Y, by printing counterfeit money and opening an alchemy lab in the dungeons of the castle. For that purpose he kindly hired the Ph.D. alchemist Francesco Muscatelli and his assistant...

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  • Bathes, Spa and Churches

    There are a lot of famous attractions in Baden-Baden, such as the Roman-Irish Bath Freidrichbad, the Kurgarten and the 350 year old Lichtentaler Allee – in Baden-Baden nature reveals its wonderful splendid self.The two churches also attracted our attention: Evangelische Stadtkirchesituated on Ludwig-Wilhelm-Straße and Spitalkirche close to ...

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  • Theater

    The Baden-Baden Theater is a fascinating building situated on the Theatreplatz. From the outside it enchants with its Belle Epoch exterior, similar to that of the Paris Opera. Guided tours for groups can be arranged by telephoning in advance.

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Baden-Baden Hotels

Baden-Baden Restaurants

  • You've got to Love Meats

    It is a great experience to stay in this hotel for 3days just to try the spa and the famous restaurant of the Sackmanns. The hotel started in 1928. The whole interior is old and so does the restaurant, very typical and traditional furniture. A romantic set up, silver cutlery and warm lighting. The paintings are old portraits of the family Sackmann...

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  • Excellent Restaurant near Baden Baden

    Good service and excellent local food, main courses from € 16 Schweinsmedaillion mit Morcheln (Pork medallions with morels)

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  • Great Food in a Central Location

    Leo's is a high quality cafe, restaurant and bar in Leopoldsplatz, virtually in the center of Baden-Baden.During the summer one can find sets of tables on the pavement for people enjoying light meals and a coffee, but all year round the atmospheric restaurant invites diners for delicious local food prepared in a stylish and modern way. The...

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Baden-Baden Nightlife

  • SWR 3 New pop festival

    Each year in September the local radio station organises a great festival. You can see about 9 different bands in different locations which are the Daimler Chrysler plant in Rastatt, Theater in Baden-Baden and a recording studio of Südwestrundfunk in Baden-Baden. This year the festival it takes place from 21-23 September 2006 All the concerts I...

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  • Concerts, Opera, Theater At Highest...

    Concerts, opera, ballet, musical ... Want to hear and see the stars of classical music and theater? They all come here sooner or later. Baden-Baden's Festspielhaus is one of the most upscale concert and festival halls in the whole of Germany. Expect ticket prices to be just as upscale. Book tickets well in advance. Dress up. Men: jacket and tie,...

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  • Summer party in the heart of the city

    Once a year a nice party takes place in front of the Kurhaus and Casino. Several stands are erected where you can drink a glass of beer, wine or champagne or you can eat a fried sausage, seafood or salads. The musical program offers classic, rock and pop. This year it takes place from 1 to 3 July 2005 Free entrance!

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Baden-Baden Transportation

  • From Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport to...

    From the Airport you have hourly buses to Baden-Baden Bahnhof (bus # 205) and to Rastatt (bus # 234).There is also a early morning bus (Hahn Express, bus #140) from Frankfurt Hahn Airport (not near off Frankfurt, used by Ryan Air etc.) to Ludwigsburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station), Mannheim ZOB (bus terminal), Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Heidelberg...

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  • Buses from the train station into town

    The train station of Baden-Baden is far out of the town centre in the suburb of Oos. Don't try walking, you'll be on your feet for at least an hour before you reach anything that reminds you of what you have seen in your travel guide. Take the bus. Several lines go into town from the train station. The easiest is Bus 201 (direction: Lichtenthal)...

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  • Take the 205

    From Baden Baden train station (which is actually a very long way from the centre of the city) you can take a bus direct to Baden Airpark. The journey only takes about 20 minutes and stops right outside the terminal building. There is 1 bus an hour and time vary according to what time of day you travel.

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Baden-Baden Shopping

  • James Rizzi in Baden-Baden

    James Rizzi is mentionned in the encyclopedia "Brockhaus" as one of the most important living artists. He has already been several times in Baden-Baden. He has designed the official poster of the SWR New pop Festival 2003. In sommer 2003 they had an exhibition and I am sure that you can still see a wide wide range of cheerful, lovely pictures. I...

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  • Shopping on Sunday

    Usually it is not possible to go shopping on a Sunday.But the local retail dealers and the city council of Baden-Baden agreed on some dates when the shops can open their doors.The next Verkaufsoffener Sonntag will be on 2nd November 2008. The shops are open from 13:00h to 18:00.Since this is something special the people pitch into Baden-Baden like...

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  • Where to shop after winning...

    ... after winning a fortune at the Casino?Ever felt the need for a silver holder (€ 38,-) to put your ketchup or soy sauce bottle in? See photo 3.Baden-Baden's poshest shops are to be found in the Colonnades in front of the Kurhaus: fashion, jewelry, and stuff like that. Prices are, well, what you'd expect them to be. If you want to spend a lot of...

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Baden-Baden Local Customs

  • DRINKS FOR DOGS

    I didn't have a Dog with me, perhaps, you will have. Scattered around Baden-Baden, are these Drinking stations for dogs, so there is no need to worry about your Dog becoming dehydrated through lack of water!Good idea in a country where Dogs often go on holidays with their owners!

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  • Local entertainment

    The pedestrianised area of the town is an enchanting array of little streets and beautiful shops. The windows are done up to encourage you to go in. Mind you a lot of the things do not have prices of their goods displayed which probably means the ordinary tourist cannot afford what is on offer. No harm in looking though! When we visited in June...

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  • Fur coats on sale at the flea market

    ... well, that's how to characterize posh Baden-Baden 'in a nutshell'.The flea market in front of the Trinkhalle takes place on Saturday mornings.

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Baden-Baden Warnings and Dangers

  • CAR PARKS

    We found Baden-Baden didn't have a lot of street parking, and what we found was for a short period of time. I asked at the Tourist Information centre and was told to use the Parking stations.This is what we did, only the one at Augustaplatz was full, so we had to go to one further away and walk back.Congresshaus underground car park has 409 spaces...

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  • Do not walk from the train station into...

    Inspired by the sad and exhausting experiences of certain VTers during the Euromeet 2008... Baden-Baden's train station is situated in the suburb of Oos. From there to the city centre it's some 5 kms - in other words: about one hour!Do not try walking. The way is not dangerous at all but looooooong. You'll be on your feet for an hour along a boring...

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  • Take The Bus at the Train Station -...

    It is an extremely long walk from the train station in Baden-Baden to the actual town center, or "Zentrum". There are signs for it, but it never tells you how far it is. I wound up walking it and it was a very very long walk and it was uncomfortably warm that day. Take any bus that says it goes to the Zentrum!

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Baden-Baden Tourist Traps

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    by mauro_pd Updated May 1, 2003

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    It's just a Cafe close to main square Leopoldplatz ... forget about this, it's dirty, sad, smoky (and please consider I'm a smoker) and cakes are not as many as you could expect. Skip it and hang around for few minutes, surely you can find a better one !

    Unique Suggestions: Do not look at the ground carpet ... it's simply ugly !!!

    Fun Alternatives: Go for Mcdonald's !!!!!!!

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Baden-Baden What to Pack

  • Want to visit the Casino? Dress Code!

    If you want to watch or join the gambling, take into consideration that the Casino has a strict dress code. For men this means shirt, jacket and tie. (Shirt and tie without jacket are not considered formal dress in Germany.) Women should dress 'appropriate'.No need to panic, guys, if you don't have these items with you. In case of need a tie and...

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  • Books

    If you have to stay there for more than some days be sure to take some books with you !1st you can beat the boring time and then you van enjoy the city parks while reading !!!

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  • Climate in Baden-Baden

    Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 10 – 19°C ( 50 - 66°F ); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 22 – 23°C ( 72 - 73°F ); min: 12 - 13°C ( 52 - 55°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 19°C ( 45 - 66°F); min: 2 - 10°C ( 36 – 50°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 5°C ( 38 - 41°F); min: 0 - 1°C (...

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Baden-Baden Off The Beaten Path

  • Merkur Mountain

    Our Hotel Merkurwald was located almost at the top of Merkur Mountain located between Baden-Baden and Gernsbach. We walked there every evening till the funicular railway, the Merkurbergbahn, which climbs the mountain from Baden-Baden. An observation and radio tower stands atop the Merkur. You will find magnificent view over Baden-Baden from there....

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  • Schloss Favorite

    Schloss Favorite was built by Johann Michael Ludwig Rohrer from 1710 to 1730 as the summer residence for Margravine Sibylla Augusta of Baden. In the last decades of the 18th Century, the castle garden was modernized by the head gardener Johann Michael Schweyckert and transformed into a landscaped garden.Entrace to the garden is free to the Castle €...

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  • Burgruine Alt-Eberstein

    Alt-Eberstein was probably built in the 11. century by the Counts of Eberstein. On a clear day you have a fantastic view of the Rhine valley, and there is also a decent restaurant.About 6 km to the east of Baden Baden, 15 minutes driving.

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Baden-Baden Sports & Outdoors

  • Jogging

    A very good place for jogging is the Klosterwiese. In the evening you will meet many other joggers. A round is about 2 km

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  • Playing Tennis

    The TC "Rot-Weiss" Baden-Baden e. V. offers the tourist and guest to play on ther grounds.The courts are situated near the city center in Lichtentaler Allee. A court costs 13 EUR per hour. If you are interested or have any question you can contact the club's secretary Ms Kugel. You can reach her onTuesday to Friday form 9 a.m. to 12 a.mTuesday,...

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  • Hiking

    Arround Baden-Baden you find many hiking trails. You can buy a map of walks in the tourist information or you can just walk into the forest.This picture is taken behind the Bernharduskirche. There starts one of my favorite walks which leads you to Schlossbergwiese and to Neues Schloß

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Baden-Baden Favorites

  • Asslan v Haus Schiran in Baden-Baden

    We got opportunities to visit Baden-Baden in August-September of 1999, 2002 and 2004. Those were the trips to the German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau in Karlsruhe with our Asslan v Haus Schiran. Those were our first, fourth and sixth trip to Germany with Asslan and I planned our last trip with four nights in Baden-Baden to see its sights. That’s...

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  • Things to do for free

    Baden-Baden is a posh spa and thus well known for being ... not cheap. Budget travelers, check prices carefully. There are, however, enough things that can be done for free to keep you busy for a day. I've described most of these activities in separate tips, so here is just a short list:~ Walking through the Kurpark~ The afternoon concerts in the...

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  • Mark Twain On Baden-Baden

    Mark Twain travelled the Black Forest in the 1870 and wrote a book about it, which is 50% travel report and 50% fiction, but 100% entertaining and hilarious: "A Tramp Abroad". I recommend it to all visitors to this region.Here is Mark Twain's opinion on Baden-Baden: "Baden-Baden sits in the lap of the hills, and the natural and artificial beauties...

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