Baden Baden

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About Baden Baden

Baden Baden literally translates as ‘bathe bathe’ — such is the importance of the town’s thermal springs. Surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Black Forest, this charming Baden-Württemburg destination has long welcomed culture aficionados as well as wellness enthusiasts. Many of the best places to stay in Baden Baden are gorgeous heritage properties, with illustrious past guests, a timeless sense of style and all the ingredients for the ultimate spa retreat.

Rediscovered in 1847, the ruins of the town’s Roman baths reveal the long-standing importance of healing hot springs to humanity throughout the ages. Partially excavated, the baths sit on the Römerplatz and offer a fascinating insight into the lives of ancient Romans. For more recent history, step into the nearby Neues Schloss, a 15th-century edifice now housing an informative local history museum. The 1102-built Hohenbaden, on the other hand, has not been so carefully preserved. Culture buffs may also be intrigued by the art collections of the Museum Frieder Burda and the Faberge Museum. Don’t miss the chance to taste the mineral water in the famous Trinkhalle, embellished with frescoes depicting local legends, or try your luck at the splendid Spielbank casino.

Much of the magic of Baden Baden lies, of course, in its mineral baths. Soak up the healing waters at the Caracella thermal baths, or at one of the best places to stay in Baden Baden, where you’ll find a whole host of revitalising wellness treatments on offer. Stepping beyond the town centre, you can expect walking trails, bird watching opportunities and scenic cycling routes through the Black Forest. This is a stunning part of south-western Germany.

The Best Places to Stay in Baden Baden

For Contemporary Cool

  • Roomers, Baden Baden, slightly outside the centre of town, is a masterpiece in modern design. Big, sweeping spaces are light-filled, with minimalist decor and striking contemporary art pieces. The best rooms boast sunken baths and dazzling views from floor-to-ceiling windows, whilst the understated restaurant and bar have a sleek, sophisticated feel. Very grown-up.

For Timeless Elegance

  • Belle Epoque is an imposing 19th-century hotel with manicured gardens and opulent guest rooms decorated in Empire, Louis XIV, Victorian or Art Deco styles. There's no onsite spa, but the superb Caracella thermal baths are just next door. An elegant ode to Baden Baden's grand history.
  • Der Kleine Prinz offers light, airy guest rooms in a restored white-painted residence. Think glittering chandeliers, pale pastel colour schemes and checked blue-and-white textiles in cosy spaces. The sun terrace as a delight, as are sink-into bathtubs and the central setting. The candlelit restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine. One for fans of heritage charm.

For a Sensational Spa Hotel

  • Brenners Park Hotel & Spa is considered one of the best spa hotels in Europe. With an impressive 140 year history, this indulgent gem promises revitalising treatments in a state-of-the-art spa, an excellent gourmet restaurant with a Michelin star, and fabulous event spaces. Five-star style within an 18th-century edifice on the edge of the park. Exceptional.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY HOUSE

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Airport Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, and catch the 205 bus to Leopoldsplatz in the heart of town. Alternatively, fly into Strasbourg Airport in neighbouring France, and journey 50 minutes by car, bus or train from there. Germany's extensive railway network connects Baden Baden to other regional hubs, making journeys swift and simple.
  • Baden-Württemburg is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • A spa town, Baden Baden is fairly temperate throughout the year. Visit during the summer months for temperatures averaging around 24°C in July and August. You'll find fewer crowds and great hotel deals outside the school holidays in May or September, although these months are also slightly cooler.

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Best Hotels in Baden Baden

  • Belle Epoque Baden Baden 20 rooms from €160

    Golf  -  The 18 hole championship Soufflenheim Golf Club is just 25 minutes from the hotel, guests receive a 50% greenfee discount
    Other Activities  -  The hotel offers special champagne VIP packages at the Festival Hall with seats in the first two rows
    Spa  -  The Caraclla thermal baths and Wellness centre are just a few steps away from the hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the centre of Baden Baden
    Air conditioningSpaGardenDisabled access
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Small Luxury Hotels

    In the grand spa town of Baden Baden in the foothills of the Black Forest this 19th century hotel is from another era. Elegant rooms are furnished in different styles, Empire, Louis XIV, Biedermeier, Victorian or Art Deco. The perfect place to stay for a spa, festival or golf weekend. See More

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  • Roomers, Baden Baden Baden Baden 130 rooms from €204

    Local exploring  -  A chic base with easy access to the sights and activites of Baden-Baden and surrounding area.
    Sights nearby  -  The city’s cultural mile, or Kunst und Kulturmeile, includes 3.5 kilometers of museums and cultural attractions.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A chic, contemporary hotel in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden. Spacious and impeccably designed throughout with choice art works and artefacts placed against large expanses of white-washed walls. Rooms are utterly luxurious with the best featuring in-room sunken baths. See More

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  • Der Kleine Prinz Baden Baden 40 rooms from €248

    Local exploring  -  A restored 19th century villa in the heart of Baden-Baden just a short walk from most of the historical and cultural sights.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking

    An elegant property in a restored villa in the heart of Baden-Baden. Immaculate rooms are light and airy with traditional features. Gourmet French and regional cuisine is served in the candlelit restaurant. A short walk from many of the town's cultural sights. A romantic base for local exploring. See More

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  • Brenners Park Hotel & Spa Baden Baden 100 rooms from €375

    Spa
    City Style
    Wellbeing
    Spa breaks
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    The best spa hotel in Europe. Supremely luxurious and elegant interiors behind a traditional 18th century facade. Marble floors, cornicing, cream carpets, oil paintings. The spa has everything, the restaurant is excellent, and business centre extensive. Complete pampering in luxury. See More

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